Whole house water filtration — melrose, ma

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Var­i­ous types and sizes of whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tems are avail­able to address poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues expe­ri­enced in Mel­rose, Mass­a­chu­setts town water or well water. Not only is match­ing the right tech­nology impor­tant, siz­ing the sys­tem to meet the water usage demands of your home is also key. Last­ly, 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 (iron, hard­ness, pH, total dis­solved solids), 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 SOFTENER SYSTEMS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM

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.

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There are var­i­ous types of bad odors and tastes that you may expe­ri­ence in your water.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is not uncom­mon and is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this. For a more com­plete descrip­tion of this and oth­er poten­tial bad odors and taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

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.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR POTENTIAL REGIONAL HEALTH THREATS

THE POTENTIAL FOR LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

The city of Mel­rose has been per­form­ing on-going test­ing by sam­pling water from homes served by lead ser­vice lines. The Mel­rose water sup­ply comes from the Mass­a­chu­setts Water Resources Authority(MWRA) This water is lead-free when it leaves the Quab­bin and Wachusetts reser­voirs, how­ev­er, lead can get into tap water through home lead ser­vice lines (the pipes that con­nect homes to the water main in the street), lead sol­der used in plumb­ing, and some brass fix­tures. The town treats the water to reduce cor­ro­siv­i­ty as well, how­ev­er, there is no guar­an­tee that your water is lead-free. To find out if you might have a lead ser­vice line and how it can be replaced, call the Engi­neer­ing Depart­ment at 781–979-4172.

There are fil­ters and drink­ing water fil­tra­tion sys­tems designed to remove lead from the drink­ing water sup­ply.  The two most com­mon are reverse osmo­sis tech­nol­o­gy and acti­vat­ed car­bon fil­ters designed for lead removal. For more on infor­ma­tion about this, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/point-of-use-drinking-water-purification/.

OTHER POTENTIAL REGIONAL HEALTH THREATS IN PRIVATE WELLS

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.

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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 Melrose

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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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 Middleton & Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, www.h2ocare.com. Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330.

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