As a local leading water treatment specialist, it is our job and responsibility to give our clients and potential clients with as much information about the condition of their water as well as information about common occurrences in water around here. Please read below about water quality issues you may want more information about or want to address. As always, you can call or contact us regarding having your water quality tested.
Water softeners are one of the most common filter applications in the northeast. The term “Hard water” refers to the presence of calcium and magnesium in the water. These minerals create white deposits on glassware and darker surfaces the water is in contact with in addition to dry skin. Long term effects include scale build up on the heating elements of hot water tanks as well as associated hot water plumbing fixtures. This causes water pressure, efficiency loss and long-term plumbing fixture breakdown and failure. In addition to hardness removal, water softeners will also remove iron and manganese from water, which are also quite common in well water supplies. Water softener’s work using a process called “ion-exchange”.
Arsenic/Uranium Removal Units
Arsenic and Uranium are naturally occurring in the bedrock wells of the northeast. They are not present in all wells so we strongly recommend testing your water to confirm if there is an issue that needs addressing. The primary risk from these contaminants is from consumption of the water where the levels exceed health guidelines. (Uranium 30ppb -Arsenic 0.01 mg/L). These contaminants can be removed from a single point of use (POU) or from the point of entry (POE) filtering all the water in the home.
Radon in Water
Radon in water is a very common problem with well water supplies in the northeast. Although this is a water issue the primary risk is not consumption, but inhalation. The exposure risk is when you are showering, because water becomes steam and you are inhaling that steam. According to the American Lung Association radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. There are two ways to reduce radon in your water depending on the level tested. Lower levels can be removed with a series of tanks with activated carbon. Higher levels can be reduced via a special aeration process.