We understand water treatment systems quality and know how to help you achieve the best water quality possible. The process starts with free water testing. We install and maintain a number of home water treatment systems for homeowners in Baltimore County and Harford County – especially those clients with well water. After asking you some questions and performing water testing, we can then recommend and install the appropriate water treatment systems for your needs.
Types of Home Water Treatment Systems
There are several types of home water treatment systems. Each one solves a different water quality problem. Depending on your individual situation, we may recommend multiple systems to achieve the best outcome.
UV Water Filter
A UV water filter destroys microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses in your water. The water must be clear enough for the UV light to penetrate.
Reverse Osmosis Systems
A reverse osmosis system uses pressure to squeeze water through a semipermeable membrane. Purified water is stored and waste water is discharged down the drain. It is not, therefore, practical for whole house treatment – only for drinking water.
Our carbon filter systems are very effective at water purification and do not waste a drop.
Iron Removal Equipment
Iron in your well water can give it a bad smell and taste, as well as cause staining. We have several methods to remove iron from well water.
Water Softener System
We recommend a water treatment systems, that is commonly known as a water softener system, when there are too many minerals, namely calcium, in your water. This leads to hard water and hard water spots – the annoying white residue that forms on everything your tap water touches. A water softener system removes the excess minerals through a process called ion exchange by exchanging softer minerals for the harder ones.You can reduce spotting and soap scum with a whole house water softener system.
Do You Need Water Softener System Installation?
A water softener does just what it sounds like – it softens hard water. Hard water is water that has a high dissolved mineral content – generally calcium or magnesium. You know you have hard water when you get white spots or rings on your pots and pans or built-up white calcification on showerheads and faucets. More than 85% of homes in the United States have hard water, and it is especially common in homes with well water.
Drinking hard water will not hurt you, (some people say hard water actually tastes better) but the deposits left behind by hard water collect on the inside of your pipes over time. This can especially be a problem with boilers, radiators, water heaters and dishwashers. Hard water can also lead to increased soap scum in showers and bathtubs.
A Water Softener System Can Help
If you have any of the issues described above, installation of a water softener system can make a huge difference. Five Star Plumbing provides water softener system installation and maintenance throughout the Baltimore area, including Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County, and Howard County areas.
Benefits of Water Softener System Installation
Water softener installation comes with many benefits:
- Increased life expectancy of your plumbing system and water-using appliances due to decrease in clogging from hard water scale
- Reduced soap scum on showers, tubs, and sinks
- Decreased spotting of glassware, dishes, pots and pans, etc.
- And more
Choose the Right Water Softener System
Before purchasing a water softener system, make sure it has the correct capacity for your family.Five Star Plumbing can help you run the numbers so that you get a properly sized system.
Most water softeners contain salt to remove the excess hard minerals. This can lead to a salty taste for the water. Your water softener system can bypass the cold water in the kitchen, allowing you to use unsoftened water for drinking water and cooking.Another option for better tasting water is to use a salt-free water softener, or water conditioner.
Water Softener Repair
If you need water softener repair, Five Star Plumbing has you covered. We can fix your water softener injectors, check your brine tank, and regenerate the resin tank. And if your water softener is more than 10-15 years old, we may suggest replacing it.
An acid neutralizer corrects the pH of well water that is too low. Acidic well water can be corrosive and bad for your health. The best way to correct the problem is with an acid neutralizer water treatment system. They are safe and easy to maintain.
Well Water Testing
As part of our comprehensive plumbing services, we offer free well water testing. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you have well water testing done once a year, or more often if there is a sudden, noticeable change in your water quality (taste, smell, appearance).
Even if you currently have the tastiest, cleanest water around, routine testing can be valuable, because it establishes a record of water quality. This record is especially useful if your water quality suddenly changes, or your well is contaminated due to something happening on a nearby property, and you try to recover damages or compensation.
Standard, yearly testing should test for:
- Coliform bacteria
- Total dissolved solids
- pH levels
If you have taste, smell or staining issues, well water testing should also screen for the following:
- Any other suspected contaminates
If your well is located near a farming operation, gas station, buried fuel tank or dry cleaners, you should have additional well water screening done periodically, as well. You may want to check out this well water testing fact sheet for more information.
If the water testing shows contaminants in your water, we can help you address the situation with an assessment of the well casing (if there is sand, dirt or high levels of bacteria in the water) to make sure there aren’t any leaks, and advise you on the various water treatment systems available that may address your particular situation.
Call us for Water Treatment Systems
Call us today at 410-836-0118 to discuss your water quality issues. We’ll schedule free testing and go over the results with you before recommending one or more water treatment systems for your home.