Hudson Valley Water Filtration...
Hudson Valley Water Filtration Services
Whole-home water filtration systems in the Hudson Valley provide homeowners with the most comprehensive poor water quality solution for their property, solving a wide range of issues like taste and appearance. By filtering water as it enters the home, you can remove contaminants such as chlorine, rust, sediment, silt, and impurities from your entire water supply–ensuring your family’s water is purified for ingestion and bathing.
The contaminants in your water largely depend on your location and water source, municipal or well. Whether you experience rust stains, odor, corroded plumbing, or a foul taste, a water filtration system will solve your problem.
Contact T.Webber Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric today for free in-home water analysis in the Hudson Valley. We’ll test for hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, and sulfur. Our water treatment technicians can also collect water samples for a small fee to be tested by an independent, state-run facility.
Common Water Contaminants in Our Area
More contaminants are floating in your water than you may think. The following water quality issues can be found throughout the Hudson Valley in both municipal and private well water supplies:
- Hardness: Hard water interferes with cleaning tasks from laundry and dishwashing to bathing and personal grooming. Clothes washed in hard water may look dingy and feel scratchy. Dishes and glasses may be spotted when dry. Hard water may cause a film on glass shower doors, shower walls, bathtubs, sinks, faucets, etc. Hair washed in hard water can feel sticky and dull. These deposits also collect in household plumbing lines, water heaters, and appliances, causing them to run less efficiently.
- Acidic Water: Acidic water can be corrosive to your entire plumbing system and leave blue/green stains on fixtures throughout your home. If left untreated, this condition can cause leaks in your plumbing.
- Iron: Not considered hazardous to health, but when the iron level in water exceeds the DNR 0.3 mg/l limit, we experience red, brown, or yellow staining of laundry, glassware, dishes, and other household items. The water may also have a metallic taste and an offensive odor. Water system piping and fixtures can also become restricted or clogged.
- Manganese: This metal is found in rock and does not occur naturally in pure form. Manganese will cause black staining, and many times, is accompanied by iron and hydrogen sulfide. Evidence of manganese staining is most prominently found in the dishwasher.
- Hydrogen Sulfide: Hydrogen sulfide is a gas dissolved in water. Its rotten egg odor gives away its existence. It is objectionable in any amount, and at high levels, it can be very corrosive.
- Sediment: Sediment is particles in your water that are not dissolved. It can give your water a hazy or murky appearance. Particular problems occur when the sediment particles are tiny and hard to filter.
- Tannins: Tannins are compounds that come from decayed plant material. Tannins give water a yellow to brown tint. Sometimes, water with tannins also has an objectionable odor.
- Fluoride: Found naturally in water, fluoride levels in certain areas are high enough to be considered a health hazard.
- Uranium: Certain areas may have high enough levels of uranium to be considered a health hazard.
- Nitrates: Elevated levels can indicate contamination by farm chemicals, lawn fertilizers, or septic saturation. Nitrates can pose a severe health risk to infants.
- Lead: Houses built before 1985 may contain lead pipes or lead-based solder. Lead can cause serious health problems in young children.
- Arsenic: This toxic element is found naturally in soil and bedrock. Ingestion can lead to serious health problems.
- Chlorides: Salt-water wells are much more common than one would think. These wells are high in sodium, chlorides, and hard minerals.
- Coliform Bacteria: A natural part of the microbiology of soils, insects, and warm-blooded animals, coliform bacteria is the primary indicator of disease-causing organisms in water.
To learn more about how a whole-house water filtration system can protect your home and family, call T.Webber today. Our team of water quality experts has decades of experience treating water quality issues. We happily provide an on-site water analysis to recommend the best system for your unique needs.