Whole house water filtration systems come in various types and sizes to address the potential water quality issues experienced in well water and town water in Lynnfield and other parts of New England. 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.
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.
WATER SOFTENERS FOR 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. There are high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your hard water by removing these hard water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process.
WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR BAD TASTES & ODORS
There are various types of bad odors and tastes that you may experience in your water. For a more complete description of this and other potential bad odors and taste in your water, see the link at http://bad-odor-taste/.
You may notice odor and taste issues if your home is supplied by town water, typically associated with Chlorine. Chlorine is used for disinfection purposes by the town to control microorganisms including bacteria and others that may be present in the water distribution system. Carbon water filtration systems are effective at removing chlorine and the associated taste and odors that come with it. These systems can either be installed at the point of entry in your home, typically in the basement, or at a point of use for drinking water only.
Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Systems
There are also other system to provide top quality drinking water such as reverse osmosis technology, a highly effective membrane technology. Originally created to desalinate seawater, it is now available for residential use to create excellent drinking water.
H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA (Off Rte. 114) with additional office in Stow & Lakeville, MA. See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines at http://h2ocare.com/pub. Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.