Water Treatment System in Vassalboro Maine. A Gentleman in Vassalboro bought a new home only to find the boiler and most of the fixtures were plugged up with hard water scale & deposits. He contacted us through HomeAdvisor. He described his water problems. We discussed the installation sight and his household in general. We were able to make a quote right over the phone. A few days later, we showed up at his house with his equipment and completed the installation in about 4 hours. He was still unpacking boxes. We were able to make it so easy for him. We have found that’s the way folks like it… No Hassles ! Just show up & do the job right. It’s that easy. Call us for a free estimate. 207-907-9772
Water softener Service & Repair is a rare skill set. Most companies will advertise they “service all makes & models”. When you call they come out under the guise of “service” but after 10 minutes of investigation, they just try to sell you a new water softener. Now don’t get me wrong… sometimes that is exactly the best action. But most of the time, its just a scripted “service-to sales”… sales pitch. There are only a hand full of true manufacturers of water softener control valves. Expertise in repairing them is not rocket science. Anybody with a few years in the business should be able to perform effective service if the unit is save-able. If you have a 6 year old water softener that cost you less than $1,200 that is broken down, it would probably cost more to repair than to replace. If you have a 6 year old water softener that is of a better quality it is almost always fine to invest in repairs and save the extra money. What you don’t want to do is spend $800. on repairing a control valve and replacing the resin bed just to have ongoing chronic breakdowns. That’s usually what happens with the cheaper systems. A good service company might offer additional options that make more sense. Every service call is unique. The service person should be experienced in both effective long-term repairs as well as know when it’s time to bite the bullet and get a new water softener. Please feel free to call anytime. 207-907-9772
How do I know if I have hard Water ? or “I live in Maine and I think I have hard water”. These are probably the two most common questions or comments I hear from new customers. My response is always the same… “Hardness in water is an aesthetic contaminant. Meaning, It is not considered a health problem but rather an annoyance. and in many cases a HUGE ANNOYANCE. But all you need to do is look & feel. Use the Jeff Foxworthy method…
You might have hard water if:
- If you see a white soap scum on the shower walls
- If you have a ring around the toilet bowl at the water line
- If you have a ring around the bath tub
- If your hair is dry and brittle or heavy & “flat”
- If you get “Water spots” on glasses and silverware
- If you have to have your boiler flushed often
- If you have low water pressure on the hot side but good pressure on the cold side
- If you have dry skin problems
- Your shower head has white crusties on the holes
- If your faucets leak and need frequent repair or replacement
- If you need to use a lot of shampoo just to get a good lather
- If it’s hard to make soap suds
There are lots of other Water issues in public water supplies and in private wells. This post is a little bit about Hard water. If you have any questions about hard water or other water concerns, I am happy to chat with you just about any time. Call me at 207-907-9772. or email me a chuck@Mainelywater.com
Gosh… I love what I do ! Excuse me while I divert from the whole water treatment thing and water softener thing for a moment. But, sometimes I think I am the luckiest man alive. I love my wife & family. I love what I do for a living ! Every day I travel the state of Maine. It is an incredibly beautiful place. I meet very nice people that have asked me for help with their water. I never do a “sales demonstration”. I never do a “sales pitch”. I never try to “close the sale”. I try to treat every customer like family. Customers often respond by treating me like family. The blessings that brings into my life are unbelievably fulfilling. I help people ! And they are happy about it. I’ve been at this profession for more than 30 years. There have been a few hard times. But over all… It’s been a great run. I’m in great health. I have great energy. So I’ve decided to go another 30 years… Hey ! If Tom Brady can play professional football into his 50’s, I ought to be able to fix your water into my 80’s… no problem. This is a piece of cake compared to the hits Brady takes.
Taking care of your water filter system. Good quality water filters are large appliances that usually have electronic controllers on a cylindrical tank that is full of a special filter media designed for your particular set of water issues. There are two very broad categories of contaminants to be filtered…
- Health Related Contaminants (cause disease or other health risk)
- Aesthetic Contaminants (not health related but cause odors or staining, etc)
You must be diligent in taking care of your filter system according to recommendations from the manufacturer and you local dealer. If you don’t, bad things can happen…
- The system could get plugged up and just stop working until serviced.
- The system could be damaged due to neglect and require service plus replacement parts.
- The system could let the selected contaminants “Bleed Through” to your drinking water.
- The system could actually “dump” / “reject” the contaminant thereby dumping all of the accumulated contaminants back into your water in one giant slug.
If you have aesthetic contaminants, you usually have some kind of warning that the system is not working…
- Iron may start to stain things orange or brown.
- The bad odor may return.
- You may have those Greenish or Bluish stains coming back.
But most Health Related Contaminants have no noticeable effects. Without knowing it, you could experience….
- The return of Arsenic
- The return of Lead
- The return of Bacteria
- The return of Radon, Uranium or Radium
- The return of MTBE indicating a Petroleum base contaminant
The Bottom line is this: Make sure your Dealer is Certified with a CWS (Certified Water Specialist) from the National Water Quality Association. They contact him/her for detailed instructions on recommended routine care of your system. If you don’t know your dealer or if you just want to be sure your are working with a CWS, Chuck at Mainley Water LLC will be happy to work with you. Telephone help is free. Charges for On-site work are reasonable. 207-907-9772 ask for Chuck.