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February 2016

Water Treatment

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Have you considered a water treatment system? Maybe you currently have a water softener that isn’t working? Or perhaps you are dealing with water problems, but aren’t sure what system is right for you? Most customer’s think of us for plumbing emergencies, but very few think of us ask us for water treatment advice. We sell, maintain and install water softeners, iron filters, reverse osmosis systems and ultraviolet disinfection systems. Our team of licensed plumbers will install your unit correctly and make sure your system is working properly, giving you peace of mind.

Not sure what water treatment system you need? Why not contact us for help! We can test your water for hardness, iron and sulphur to determine which water problems you currently have and recommend the best system to solve these issues.

Are you dealing with white scale buildup on your shower doors, faucets, glasses and dishes? You most likely have a higher than normal hardness level (anything over 7gpg). Hardness is dissolved calcium and magnesium salts in water. It comes from dissolved rocks such as limestone, gypsum, epsom salts, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. As hardness levels hit 50gpg or higher, problems can occur such as:

  1. Reduced water flow and eventual plugging
  2. Premature water heater burn out
  3. Poor laundry results
  4. Scale ring at water level in toilets
  5. Poor laundry economy
  6. Permanent water spots and deposits
  7. Poor cooking results
  8. Reduced life of laundered goods

What is the solutions to these common problems? A water softener system of course! A water softener uses a medium that serves to exchange “ions” of calcium and magnesium with sodium to essentially remove hardness. Skin will feel cleaner and clothing will feel softer, while pipes, fixtures and appliances will no longer have scale build-up. Contact us today for a quote on a water softener installed!

Do you have orange-brown rust stains on your toilet bowl? Does your water have a metallic taste and/or smell? You are most likely dealing with iron in your water. Because 5% of the Earth’s crust is iron, it is no surprise that many wells contain it in various amounts. Iron can coat the insides of pipes with hard, red scale, which reduces flow rates and plugs filter screens.

How can you remove iron from your water? With an iron filter system of course! Depending on the type of iron present (ferric/ferrous iron vs. heme iron or iron bacteria), there are two types of iron filters that can treat your water. One is an air injection system that uses no chemicals and works to oxidize the iron and filter it out. The other is a chemical injection system that uses hydrogen peroxide to oxidize the iron and sanitize your water & pipes to remove iron bacteria. Contact us today to find out what iron filter is right for you!

Common water problems can be hard to deal with and also put you and your family’s health at risk. Stop dealing with them and take action! Invest in a water treatment system through Hunter Plumbing & Heating today!