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Whole house water filtration systems for Plainville, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS 

There are various types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address potential water quality issues experienced in Plainville town water or well water. Selecting the ones that address the water quality issues that have been identified and that you are concerned with is the task at hand.  Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is very important.  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 (iron, hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, chlorine level), 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 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.   If the main concern is chlorine levels, bad taste & odor, a system which looks similar to a water softener but contains activated carbon media inside will address this problem and improve water throughout the home .

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION 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.

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RADON IN WATER REMOVAL 

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 Plainville, Massachusetts

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.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER?

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The most prevalent cause of rotten egg smell in water in this region is hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide also can enter surface water through springs as well.   It is most common in shale and sandstone. The occurrence of hydrogen sulfide gas has been associated with groundwater with low pH and/or groundwater with high levels of iron and/or manganese (typical water quality issues in New England).  Hydrogen sulfide has a pungent smell at low concentrations and most people can detect concentrations above 0.03 ppm. There is no Maximum Contaminant Level established by the United States EPA. While there are a number of technologies available to remove the rotten egg smell in your water, it cannot be viewed in a vacuum.  A water test to determine pH level, iron & manganese levels, as well as other contaminants present in the water must be evaluated for an effective, comprehensive solution to this issue.

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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 and a service depot in Plymouth.  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, www.h2ocare.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 call us at 800-539-1100.
whole house water filtration in Plainville

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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