Whole house water filtration – lancaster, ma

Whole house water filtration systems for Lancaster, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS 

There are different types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Lancaster well water or town water. Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is also key.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, 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.  If you are on the Lancaster public water supply system, the 2016 Annual Water Quality Report can be seen at the following link: Annual Consumer Confidence Report.

WATER SOFTENERS

whole house water filtration system in Lancaster, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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.  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.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

Whole house water filtration for radon in water removal in Lancaster

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON 

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply.  Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic in water in Lancaster

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC 

BAD ODORS & TASTES IN WATER

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  If you are experiencing a rotten egg smell in your water, this is likely Hydrogen Sulfide Gas which can be removed through aeration, ozone or specific water filtration media, depending on the level.  Starting with a water test & analysis will dictate the right approach. For more detailed information on bad tastes and odors in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.   
Whole house water filtration for Lancaster, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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