Water Treatment Solutions
Lets face it, water is not getting any better. Even the old excuse of “Oh, I’m on city water” doesn’t hold true to the quality of your water.
Our technicians have the training, and the support, to test and solve trouble water problems. We offer on site water testing to evaluate the problems with your water, and design your water treatment system around your treatment goals. We also offer regularly scheduled service to keep your treatment up and running smoothly.
Just a quick phone call to us, and we can show you how water is supposed to be.
We offer a full line of treatment options, including:
- Water Softeners
- Acid Neutralizers
- Iron and Sulfur Filters
- Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Ultraviolet Light Systems
The United States Geological Survey (USGS)* estimates that 89.3% of US homes have hard water, making this condition the single most widespread water problem in American homes today.
Without getting too technical, water softeners remove the minerals dissolved in the water, mainly calcium and magnesium. This is often seen as white deposits on your dishes and plumbing fixtures, but it also builds up and damages water heaters and appliances and can start to reduce flow. While not a danger to your health, it can make your skin feel dry and itchy, your hair dull and lifeless and generally not allow soap to work as it should in the bath and laundry. Water softeners have to regenerate periodically to “clean” the minerals from the media that collects them. For this it uses salt or potassium crystals that can be bought in any home improvement center.
And no, water softeners are not just for well water. We have a softener specially designed to handle the chlorine in municipal systems to make your water feel great!
Water Softeners by far are the most common water treatment we install.
Acid neutralizers are used to correct low pH conditions commonly found in well water. There are many advantages to installing an acid neutralizer, aside from just protecting your plumbing and fixtures and appliances from the damage of acid. They help to filter out sediment, they help to remove some iron and can make water taste better, while only adding a moderate amount of hardness which can be removed with softeners.
Acid is usually easy to identify, even without testing. It will appear as blue/green stains on copper or metal pipes, or in sinks and tubs. Sometimes though acid is not discovered until something else goes wrong, like a water line starting to leak, or even the water heater. Waiting too long to install an acid neutralizer could actually lead to a whole house repipe.
Acid neutralizers use a self depleting medial called calcite or corosex depending on what your base pH is. These media will need to be replenished occasionally depending on water usage.
Whether your need is a water softener, an acid neutralizer, an iron filter, or a combination of different equipment, Solutions Mechanical has the know how to make your water right.
* The USGS is responsible for collecting data on water quality and supply throughout the nation.