Do I need water treatment equipment in Maine ? Maybe. If you’re asking, You haven’t done enough testing. Basic testing is very inexpensive. More extensive testing is a bit more. But if it turns out you actually have a problem with your water, wouldn’t you want to know ? Most folks are not hoping to get a Water Treatment System for Christmas. But if you have a well contaminated with Arsenic, you just might decide a Water Treatment System would be an awesome gift. Most of the bad-guys in water are tasteless, odorless & colorless. But that doesn’t mean they are not there.
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.
Can hard water make my hair dry ? YES ! The hardness in water combines with soaps & shampoo and forms a soap scum that coats everything… including your hair. The most visible presentation of soap scum is usually that white film on your shower wall. Many salons and hair stylist will tell folks they have “mineral deposits” on their hair. It not only dries out your hair, it also clings to your hair and makes your hair heavy & flat. Soft water removes the mineral deposits and makes your hair lighter weight, full & healthy. So… Can hard water make my hair dry ? YES !
Originally posted May 2016 by Chuck Minott
Whole House Arsenic Filters are common in Maine. Mainely Water is a local, family owned, Maine Company with more than 35 years experience helping folks fix water problems. Maybe we can help you. Give us a call at 207-907-9772
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How do i remove arsenic from my well water ? Much of Maine has Arsenic in our ground water. Therefore, many homes with private wells have arsenic contamination in their drinking water. Arsenic is known to cause many kinds of cancers and suspected of many others, as well as a host of additional health related issues. Mainely Water has Certified Professionals that know how to effectively filter water for arsenic removal. Please call us for a free quote. If you have not tested your water yet, please get it tested. Then call us, if you need help. There are a lot of temporary fixes on the market. Many can even make the problem worse if you don’t maintain them properly. Please work with a professional and do it right the first time.