Removing Chlorine from WIlmington, Mass home's water.
A Wilmington resident complained of a chlorine smell and taste in the tap water in his new home. Olde Colony tested the water and did indeed find high chlorine (chloramines) content.
To resolve the issue, we applied our proprietary system that removes chlorine. Plus, we also installed a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System that removes sodium as well, creating ultra-pure drinking water.
My brand new home had a strong smell of chlorine coming from the tap water. I wanted everything perfect for my family, so I called Olde Colony to come check the water quality. Just as I suspected, they found high chlorine content in the water.
Donald provided a reasonable estimate, and I ordered the installation of a water softener and a purification system. Now, my home's water is perfect! Soap and shampoo lather better. Our bathroom surfaces don't get as much film or minerals to clean off. Laundry comes out softer, whiter and brighter. Our dishes dry spot-free. And our appliances should last longer too!
I recommend Olde Colony's services to any homeowners that want to improve the quality of their water, and the quality of their lives!
Water is considered the universal solvent. As it passes from liquid to vapor and back again, it tends to dissolve everything it touches -whether in the air as water vapor were it can mix with sulfur from smoke stacks forming acid or from the ground, absorbing calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead and limestone - water can have a negative impact on you, your household and your pocket- book. Depending on where you live, contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural run-off can also seep into your water supply.
If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs...if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair...or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water. If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
They "soften" the water by removing the calcium and magnesium found there, extending the useful life of water heaters, coffeemakers, humidifiers and household plumbing by as much as 30%.
In the Bathroom: Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs or toilets. In the Laundry: Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too. In the Kitchen: Dishes will clean more easily, and be spot free, without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water. Throughout the House: Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers using hard water can wear out 30% faster.
Hard water passes through the media tank that contains resin beads coated with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium (or potassium) ions, thus softening the water. When the beads have trapped the hardness and need to be regenerated, the Hi-Flow's control valve charges them with the brine from the brine tank. As regeneration occurs, calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are freed from the beads, replaced with sodium or potassium ions; and the system is ready to soften water again. Capacity is one of the first things you should look for in a water softener. The average family uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per person per day. That means a household of five requires 400 gal- lons of softened water daily. If your water has a hardness rating of 30 grains per gallon (gpg), for example, you would need to remove 12,000 grains per day (400 gallons x 30 grains). With a water sof- tener that regenerates every 3 days, your minimum softener capac- ity would be 36,000 grains (12,000 grains x 3 days).
All Charger water softeners may be ordered with optional salt grid which virtually prevents salt bridging.
Save water and up to 40% in salt usage by adding meter-controlled regeneration to your unit.
Up to six fully adjustable cycles tailoring your Charger system to your home and families water use needs.
The "R.O." of the system is the secret.
"R.O." is Reverse Osmosis. This is the natural process which sets the foundation of R.O. systems. It may sound technical, but osmosis is a natural, organic phenomenon, a process that occurs in nature on a continuous basis. Vegetation, like trees, plants and flowers attain their nutrients by using osmosis to draw water from the soil.
The pressure from a household tap forces water through a semipermeable membrane. This membrane separates the water at the molecular level. The membrane acts like a filter, assuring the Reverse Osmosis water has substantially reduced impurities and dissolved solids. This cleaner, more refined water is then
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