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Monday, April 25, 2011
In this part of our section on iron-related water problems, we will discuss water filters and other ways in which you can get rid of red water in your home or office. In addition to water filter information, we will also share information on how to diagnosis your iron problem.
Symptom: If your tap water comes out colorless but begins to show red or brown sediment that ends up on the bottom of the container, your problem is most likely dissolved ferrous iron.
Using a water filter or aeration will solve this problem for most homeowners. It is important that you get a water filter that is designed for this type of problem. Water filters can be used at the tap or can be installed to treat the whole house.
If you have this type of iron problem with your water you should also consider using an in-line water filter for your ice maker or refrigerator water dispenser. Your dishwasher should also be fitted out to avoid staining dishes.
Symptom: If your tap water comes out with a red, yellow, or rusty tint to it, and particles later fall to the bottom of the container, your problem is most likely insoluble ferric iron.
This type of water can be difficult to treat without the use of whole house water filter system. The reason is the best treatment option is sand filtration, which is only available in larger treatment systems such as whole-house water filters. Other options include catalytic filtration systems.
Symptom: If you find that your toilet, sinks, or other plumbing have slime coatings that may be yellow or brown in nature, your problem is most likely iron bacteria. You may also notice an unpleasant odor coming from these objects.
The best way to treat iron bacteria is with shock chlorination along with increased levels of continuous chlorine feed. If you get your water from a municipal water company, contact them immediately and have them test your water. They may be able to set up booster chlorination devices to deliver the added chlorine you need. This is often the case for homes at the far end of the water distribution system.
If you get your water from another source, you should consult with a professional water filtration expert to see what options you have.
Symptom: If you get your water from a shallow well (or in some cases from surface water sources not treated by city water suppliers) and your water has a brown or yellow tint to it, your problem is most likely organic iron.
Your treatment options include water filters, water softeners, and water filters that utilize activated carbon (to eliminate organic material). Whole house water filtration systems may also be employed, but consult with a professional before you choose one.
If you are unsure about your situation, contact a qualified water filter vendor and discuss your problem. They are often well suited to offer invaluable advice and can also offer water filtration options to help you rid your home or office of iron water.
by: Chris Tracey