• Water is hard
• Blue green staining
• Water smells like rotten eggs
• Toilets, fixtures and laundry staining
• White deposits on shower or tub, glass doors and glassware
Common home water filtration systems and commercial treatment options:
pH problems: For pH adjustment we recommend a Calcite filter and chemical injection. Low pH can cause blue green staining and leach lead and copper to water, and is the cause of pin hole leaks in copper pipe.
Arsenic: Activated Alumina and specially formulated resins are the most common forms of treatment. Also reverse osmosis for point of use.
Chlorine: The best solution for Chlorine problems are injection pumps for bacteria remediation. Injection pumps are much better for higher volume homes than reverse osmosis water purifiers.
Chlorides: Above 250 mg/l it can be corrosive to plumbing and heating systems and impart a salty taste to the water. Reverse osmosis is the most practical treatment.
Bacterial problems: Well chlorination can be effective against bacteria and high iron levels. Ultraviolet water filtration units (UV) have been known to remove or inactivate 99% of viruses and bacteria in water
Hard Water: Whole house water softeners are ideal to treat hardness, iron and manganese
Odd Tastes & Odors: Carbon filters help improve the taste and odor and can also aid in the removal of hydro-carbons ( ie gasoline, volatile organics, fuel oil, sulphur removal and radon removal)
Staining, red or brown: Iron filters, mixed bed, multi purpose includes Birm filters. These types of filters reduce iron levels that can cause the red and brown stains that plague plumbing fixtures, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, dishwashers or white clothes
Stubborn stains: Manganese filters are effective for removal of more stubborn stains than iron. Stains tend to be a deeper brown, blackish stain and attacks similar surfaces as iron.
Sediments in water: Replaceable element units for sediment removal, taste and odor reduction, chlorine removal. Relatively inexpensive units to install and simple to maintain.
Reverse Osmosis water purifier (R/O): Ideal for low volume, residential water filtration. Point of use units for removal of bacteria, heavy metals, lead, zinc and sodium. Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems are generally for low production applications of up to 100 gallons a day.
Radon in water: GAC or granular activated carbon can successfully remove up to 10,000 pic/liter of radon in water. Radon/Air scrubbers can remove up to 98% of radon in water above 10,000 pic/liter and up