IRON WATER HOW TO TREAT IT!

blog_detailsHere on marylands Eastern Shore we have some of the worst iron water in the United States I've personally ecountered levels of 60PPM iron causes staining at 0.3 PPM. In order to treat iron properly you need to determine the type of iron your are dealing with is it iron in solution or red water iron. With iron in solution the water remains clear when it comes out of the faucet it later precipitates out when it sits for a period of time such as in your toilet or in the shower you use most often. Red water iron is a reddish orange color when it come out of the faucet and is not as common as clear water iron. The second thing you need to do is check is your PH level you need to have a PH of 7 which is neutral in order to properly remove iron from your water supply. Let's start with clear water iron which is the most common levels of 1-10 we usually treat with a dual tank water softener the Fleck 9100 series in 65 000 or 80 000 grain capacity if the PH is below 7 we will install a 13x54 Acid Neutralizer first usually the Fleck 7000 this will raise the PH and help knock down some of the iron before it gets to the Softener. If you have clear water iron between the the levels of 0.3 to 7 and don't want a water softener you can use the Eliminator Iron Filter which does not use salt this system can also be installed in tandem for higher levels of iron and will also remove sulfur in the water as well and again you have to have a neutral PH in order to use this system. on the rare occasion you encounter red water iron or think it's red water iron have your local lab test and confirm this before attemting to treat this problem. If it is red water iron contact us and we can provide you with the proper solution. if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call me at 800-460-5810 Monday thru Sunday.

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