WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION
Whole house water filtration systems come in various types and sizes to address the potential water quality issues experienced in Arlington, MA. Both matching the right technology and sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is key after analyzing water test results. Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment as it processes thousands of gallons of water every month.
The preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist. This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality. While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.
WATER SOFTENERS – HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE
A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water. Water is considered “hard” when water contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Hard water makes cleaning clothes more difficult, creates streaking on dishes and glasses, and makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge. Hard water can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected. Hard water makes it hard to clean. For more on hard water, see link at hard water epa.
WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION – Bad odors & tastes
Water filtration system for removing bad odors and tastes vary according to the type of smell, severity and source. Typically technologies used include activated carbon filtration, ozone and others. For more detail on common regional odors and tastes encountered, see the link at https://bad-odor-taste.