Water Treatment Systems

Water Treatment Systems

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.

Carbon Filters

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 I really need a Water Softener System Installed?

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:

  • The increased life expectancy of your plumbing system and water-using appliances due to a decrease in clogging from hard water scale.
  • Reduced soap scum on showers, tubs, and sinks.
  • Decreased spotting of glassware, dishes, pots, pans, etc.

Choosing 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.

Acid Neutralizers

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.

You should perform the these standard tests on a yearly basis:  

  • Coliform bacteria
  • Nitrates
  • Total dissolved solids
  • pH levels

If you have taste, smell, or staining issues, well water testing should also screen for the following: 

  • Sulfate
  • Chloride
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Corrosion
  • 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.

Areas We Serve for Water Treatment Systems

Harford County

Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Abingdon, Bel Air, Belcamp, Benson, Churchville, Darlington, Edgewood, Fallston, Forest Hill, Gunpowder, Havre De Grace, Jarrettsville, Joppa, Perryman, Pylesville, Street, White Hall, and Whiteford

Baltimore County

Arbutus, Bowleys Quarters, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Garrison, Hampton, Kingsville, Lochearn, Lutherville, Middle River, Overlea, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Rossville, Towson, and White Marsh

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Ryder Blaze
Ryder Blaze
11:51 06 Jun 20
I am pleased with their professionalism. Chris came out to estimate at least 5 plumbing repairs. He explained options in detail. Matt fixed 4 of the 5 issues in 1 quick day. (We opted to not have the 5th issue repaired.) Pricing was fair. I will seek there bid in the future!
Paul Sheesley
Paul Sheesley
00:22 11 Apr 20
Thorough! Professional and knowledgeable. Provided sturdy replacements and good service. I don’t usually leave reviews. Thanks again!
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
12:55 18 Mar 20
This is a great company to have any of your plumbing needs. They are a five star business. Thank you again Sherrie B.
David T
David T
22:33 11 Mar 20
Needed water shut off valve moved in HVAC closet. Matt arrived on time and gave me a quote. It was a little more than I anticipated but he showed me what needed to be done and I agreed. As it turned out, the old valve would not shut off properly and he installed two shut offs, one to handle water flow closer to the water tank and another which was more accessible to me which is what I needed. The work was done in 90 minutes and I had two great valves installed which seem to be working fine.
Gary Wilhide
Gary Wilhide
16:55 19 Feb 20
G Hackney
G Hackney
18:59 16 Feb 20
Five star plumbing did a great job and I will definitely use their services again.
Mamta Handa
Mamta Handa
18:28 05 Jan 20
January 2018. Chris put in a new Water Supply Pipe, a new Pressure Control Valve at the supply point, and a new Bladder-type tank near the water heater. Stopped hammering. Did a great job, would highly recommend.
Danny Robinson
Danny Robinson
14:18 02 Dec 19
We had 5-Star do several plumbing jobs at our new house. They are reliable, punctual, and very helpful. They care about the quality of their work and followed up to make sure we were happy. The employees are friendly and talented, making them a pleasure to work with. We'll certainly by using them again.
Tim Dash
Tim Dash
17:09 29 Nov 19
What a Great job!! They came on time for a quote and to perform the work. The guys doing the work were friendly and answered all my questions. They'll be my first call for any further plumbing work.
Diane
Diane
19:54 05 Aug 19
I have used 5 star 2 times in emergency situations.They responded as promised explained the best way to remedie and quoted the cost.The service was done effectively and timely.
Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen
16:10 28 Jul 19
I had the water pipe bringing water into my house break. Harford County turned the water off at midnight. Chris was by the next morning for a look and an estimate. He loaned me a washer hose and told me how to get water from my neighbor's hose bib (after permission, of course). The crew started work 2 days later and did a bang up job. The job took more copper pipe than was quoted and they stood by the estimate. I was very pleased with the attitude and work ethic of the plumbing crew on site. I would recommend 5 star without reservation
Donna Selander
Donna Selander
12:23 29 May 19
I had a polybutylene pipe replaced in my Abingdon, MD home. The job was done professionally and the workers were very neat. They put my yard back together so well I could barely tell that they were there. Everything went much better than I expected and I would highly recommend 5 Star Plumbing of Bel Air, MD.
Max Immigrashkin
Max Immigrashkin
23:32 08 Mar 19
Had a main water line leaking into the house Sunday night. After the County rep turned it off outside I called a few different companies to get an estimate on repairs. Chris and his crew won my business by being very professional and reasonably priced. Job was done very fast and you can’t even tell that they had to dig a trench in my front yard. I would definitely recommend 5 Star plumbing to anyone who needs plumbing services.
monica Thayer
monica Thayer
15:51 04 Mar 19
The company replaced the water supply line from the meter pit to the inside of our home. This was a trench- less installment and our concrete driveway was not cut or broken. The work was completed as promised and "to code". All permits and inspections were also completed as promised. In February, Five Star Plumbing replaced our water heater promptly and on our schedule after reviewing with us several options for heater capacity and warranty lengths. Again, we were pleased with the installation and the professionalism of all staff at the company.
Timothy Ingram
Timothy Ingram
18:14 21 Jan 19
Very responsive and great quality work on a leaky faucet a few weeks back. I highly recommend them.
Stitch Allen
Stitch Allen
14:19 14 Jun 18
5 star plumbing is the only plumbing company I will ever use. Called them Monday morning,6/11/18 with a water heater leaking real bad.. Chris the owner was here in 40 mins. and the gentlemen that was with him{ sorry bad with names} did a great job replacing my water heater. Real class A act... So Nice, Cleaned everything up.. Thank you guys for everything.. Bless you all. Richard
Beth Wellmann
Beth Wellmann
18:22 18 May 18
I contacted 5 Star Plumbing about my water heater that was leaking in my basement 5 minutes before close of business on a Friday night. Chris, the owner, sent a tech out that night who quickly stopped the leak and ordered a replacement water heater that was installed the next day. The tech was polite and efficient and cleaned everything up and somehow removed the old water heater without getting water anywhere on the way out the door. 5 Star Plumbing made an unexpected repair much more bearable - very grateful!!
lev svitchar
lev svitchar
15:33 10 Sep 17
An absolutely wonderful company! Honesty, integrity and value is everything you get from Chris and his excellent group of employees. They were accurate; their work was professional; and they provide excellent service. If you want an honest plumber who does it right the first time, call Five Star Plumbing. I would recommend his services to someone, including family and friends.
Michael Hutchins
Michael Hutchins
18:55 25 Jul 17
It is somewhat unusual for a company's title to reflect its service. These guys have my five star rating. Without going into details about what they had to do and the manner in which they did it, I recommend them to anyone with a plumbing problem or concern.
Mad Stork
Mad Stork
21:32 29 Jun 17
Great, smart, friendly Worker. Saved me $1,400 from a huge Rooter-Mega firm wanting to re-do everything over one simple hairball clog. 5 Stars!
James Daniel
James Daniel
22:29 08 Feb 17
An absolutely wonderful company! Honesty, integrity and value is everything you get from Chris and his excellent group of employees. If you've landed on this site I would do yourself a favor and shop nowhere else - this is who you want repairing your plumbing. They were neat; their work was pure craftsmanship; and they provide an excellent service.
koury ensley
koury ensley
18:28 19 Jul 16
Cindy T
Cindy T
16:38 09 May 16
Courteous, knowledgeable and clean. Immediate response, the best price of 3 quotes and worked around my schedule. If you want an honest plumber who does it right the first time, call Five Star Plumbing.
William Rapley
William Rapley
10:05 11 Nov 14
I called them at 8am on a Monday Morning due to an issue that happened over the weekend. Not only did they answer the phone but were able to give me a reliable time frame for arrival. He said he would be there between noon and 2pm and he showed up at 1pm. He was fast and courteous and had the job completed quite quickly. I will definitely call him next time I have a need.
Nick Montanarelli
Nick Montanarelli
15:19 27 Jun 13
My failing hot water heater came from Home Depot and the heater itself was covered under warranty. Their contractor wanted $450 to replace it for labor delivery and removal. They came out and said that they could not do the job because they had to lift the empty hot water heater out.I picked up the new water heater from Home Depot and called 5 Star, they were the only ones who answered, spoke to Portia at the office who was very friendly, and they were out here within 18 hours of the call which was not an emergency.Excellent service, no issues with the install, very professional and they were cheaper! They also removed the old heater.Highly recommeded
Charlie Richardson
Charlie Richardson
19:35 28 Feb 13
Excellent service from a competent, knowledgeable professional. He diagnosed a difficult drainage problem and provided the solution. A pleasure to have working in my home. Unequivocally recommended... I would recommend his plumbing services to anyone, including family and friends.
Carl Powell
Carl Powell
03:06 30 Aug 11
A lifesaver during a very bad time to have plumbing problems! After a storm of this size, it meant a lot to me that these guys could fit me into the schedule on such short notice and stop a small (but potentially serious) problem from becoming a whole lot worse. THANK YOU!

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