Low pH – Acidic Water

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by in Acidic Water, All Blogs

What is pH? It stands for “potential of hydrogen”. But think of pH as a scale to measure whether your water is acidic or alkaline. The scale itself has a range of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below a 7 is considered acidic. Anything above a 7 is considered alkaline. In CT, […]

Odor in Your Water?

Posted on 03. Jun, 2014 by in All Blogs

The most common odor problems in CT are: Metallic – usually caused by iron and/or iron bacteria in your well water Rotten Egg – usually caused by hydrogen sulfide gas or sulfate reducing bacteria Chlorine – usually from municipal disinfectants One difficulty with odor is its fleeting nature. Sometimes the odor may be from a […]

Water Turning Your Hair Green?

Posted on 29. Apr, 2014 by in Acidic Water, All Blogs

Some of us have had the unpleasant surprise of green hair.  The main cause of green hair is from dissolved copper in your water. Just like the beautiful green patina of copper planters in your garden, the copper in your water binds to your hair and turns it green. If you have blonde hair, it […]

Happy Earth Day from H2O

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by in All Blogs

As long as we live on this planet, we need to take care of it. Just like you take care of your house. Here are some simple things you can do: Fix your leaking faucet and toilet – they are real water hogs Turn the water off while you brush your teeth Drink tap water […]

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 […]