Why Does A Water Softener Need Salt?

Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by in All Blogs, Water Softener System

A water softener removes minerals from your water using “ionic exchange”. An ion is an atom that has either a positive (+) or negative (-) charge. And if you remember from your high school chemistry class, or your last relationship (haha), you know that opposites attract! Iron, manganese, and hard water, are all minerals with [...]

Can a Water Softener Remove Red-Water Iron?

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by in All Blogs, Water Softener System

No. “Red-Water Iron” (also called ferric iron) is iron that has become a solid particle. If the iron is in a solid particle form, the softener cannot remove it. Why? Because softeners are meant to remove iron that is still dissolved in your water, sometimes called “Clear-Water Iron” (also called ferrous iron). Which brings up [...]

Can a Softener Remove Manganese and Magnesium?

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 by in All Blogs

Yes! A residential Water Softener does more than just soften water. It will also remove manganese and magnesium. Manganese: Manganese is a naturally occurring element that is almost always found in iron-bearing waters. When the dissolved manganese is heated, or exposed to air or chlorine like in your washing machine or your dishwasher, you may [...]

Water Filters – Which One is Right for Me?

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 by in All Blogs

The term “water filters” loosely describes different devices that remove dissolved minerals, gasses and sediment from water. So here is a quick review of what you should know. Whole House Filters – primarily meant to remove sediment such as sand, fine particles and some iron that is in a particle form. The inserts trap these [...]

How Much Water Does a Storage Tank Hold?

Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 by in All Blogs

Does a 20 gallon tank hold 20 gallons of water? Actually, no. Storage tanks are labeled according to their “shell” size. But their actual water storage capacity is usually about 30% of that. So a 20 gallon tank really holds about 6 gallons of water. For example: Tank Size Gallons of Water 20 6 30 [...]

Waterlogged Pressure Tank Definition

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by in All Blogs

A waterlogged pressure tank means that the bladder inside the tank, which separates the water from the air, is broken and there is now too much water in the tank. Normally, your pressure tank contains 30% water and 70% air. When your pump turns on, it fills the bladder with water. If the bladder is [...]

No Water? Follow These Steps!

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by in All Blogs, No Water

No Water? Six Quick Checks You Can Do Right Now! If you are on well water, there’s nothing worse than suddenly being out of water. We speak from experience with customers who call after taking a shower and their water runs out! Here are some quick checks you can do yourself: Check your breaker. It’s [...]

Beware of Frozen Pipes and Drain Lines

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by in All Blogs, Water Treatment CT

It is COLD. Freezing actually. This can create headaches for homeowners because your pipes can freeze, and so can your drain line for your water treatment equipment. What to Look For: Poor water quality Extra water in your brine tank No water or water pressure loss What to Do: If you have confirmed your pipes/drainline [...]

Water in Connecticut

Posted on 16. Dec, 2013 by in All Blogs

We sure are lucky here in Connecticut. We don’t have water restrictions, no mandatory water conservation, no mandatory recycling of grey water. In fact, we barely recognize our abundance of water until we lose power. We have so much water that we water our lawns, fill our Jacuzzi tubs, and flush our toilets- even ignore [...]

Well Water Quality CAN Change!

Posted on 04. Dec, 2013 by in All Blogs, Water Testing, Water Treatment CT

This may be surprising to you. Many people think their well water will remain exactly the same, and that they have the same water as their neighbors. But it’s not that simple.     Well water is influenced by many things such as: Seasonal changes –  decaying leaves, rain, snow Rainfall /Drought – effects the [...]