Water Expert Andy Ball: Iron Staining


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I have a working Water Softener, but I am still getting Iron Staining. Why is that?

There are several things that could cause you to still be getting staining.

1. It is critical that your system never run empty of salt. 2. It is important that the time of day be kept correct and that no one uses water between 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. when the system is regenerating. While the system is in regeneration, any water used would be unconditioned (coming straight from the well). 3. It could be your resin tank is too small to handle all the iron and may need to upgrade based on water usage and current water test (water results have varied as a result from construction, township using a different water source.) 4. It could be you are not regenerating often enough, or using enough salt per regeneration. 5. It could be that your iron content exceeds the recommended maximum. (1 cu.ft. of resin can effectively remove up to 3 parts per million iron without additional treatment.) 6. On rare occasions the iron could be coming from just the hot water tank. If it is more than 20 years old it could be rusting out on the inside, thus putting iron back into the water. This is also true in older homes, again over 20 years old, that used galvanized plumbing. Above are the common reasons a working water softener might still be allowing you to get staining. For additional help and recommendations, call or contact Andy at 862-354-7698.

Andy Ball
862-354-7698


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