Whole house water treatment systems will address any potential water quality issues experienced in Bellingham, Mass. Both matching the right technology and sizing the system to meet water usage demands are key. Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is also important as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.
A water softener is a type of whole house water treatment system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water. For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “up-flow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener. Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.
BAD ODORS, TASTE & SEDIMENT REMOVAL
In addition to the above, there are many other systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water. Starting with a water test will lead to the right approach. For more information on common bad odors & tastes in water supplies, see the link at http://bad-odor-taste/.
Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Purification
Reverse osmosis (RO) is the same technology that is used to purify millions of bottles of water annually. It is sold in your local grocery and convenience stores as Dasani, Aquafina, and a host of other brands. It is a membrane based technology that has been used for decades as a reliable and safe way to purify water, initially developed and used to desalinate sea water and is still used worldwide for this purpose. The technology’s success evolved to smaller systems where you can now significantly upgrade the drinking water in your home or business. For more, see link at https:/reverse-osmosis.
REMOVAL OF PFAS IN WATER
There are technologies effective in removing PFAS from drinking water, especially Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluoro octane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which are the most studied of these chemicals. The most effective technologies include ion exchange, activated carbon adsorption and reverse osmosis. For whole house filtration of PFAS, Ion exchange is proving to be a better approach. See link for more detail on removal options at https://h2ocare.com/what-are-pfas/
For more information on hard water, see https://water.usgs/hardness.