Staining on Walkways, Siding & Cars ?
It is easy to recognize poor water quality inside your home, because you are in such close contact with the water you use. Bad tasting drinking water, dull laundry, bad odors or stained appliances will alert you to most water quality issues. Harder to pinpoint are the common water problems that plague the outside of New England homes. Stained walkways and siding could be attributed to other environmental factors, but the culprit is most often impure water with a high mineral content. These problems can easily be corrected with a well water irrigation filtration system.
Staining From Iron & Manganese
Well water irrigation with water that contains a high level of iron or manganese can leave brown, orange or reddish staining on walkways, patios, lawn furniture, automobiles or the sides of your home. One approach to this problem is to add mineral inhibiting chemicals to the water which will coat the iron and/or manganese molecules contained in the water, temporarily preventing staining. However, once the water evaporates from walkways and other horizontal surfaces, the iron/manganese is left behind and will stain wherever it lies. The only sure way to prevent this staining is to “remove” these staining minerals from your well water irrigation system.
Irrigation Filtration System Integration
For the most effective well water irrigation filtration system, the optimal approach is to build and install a water filtration system that is custom-designed to work with your lawn’s existing lawn irrigation system. Consultation between your lawn irrigation professional and water filtration professional throughout the design process will ensure that there is no pressure loss or compromised water flow from the filtration system. For information on removing existing iron staining, see the link at https://plantcaretoday.com/remove-iron-stains-from-concrete.html.