Water quality can affect your home, your appliances and your health. Your water pipes bring iron, manganese and other hard elements into your home which can affect the efficiency of appliances. Your health can be affected by natural elements such as radon, uranium and arsenic that may be found in your water.
Maine Radon Solutions can test and treat your water by creating a water treatment solution. Below are the most common issues we treat. If you are experiencing an issue that is not listed below, please contact us.
This is a naturally occurring gas that can cause an odor that smells similar to rotten eggs. At high concentrations, it can cause a black stain when oxidized in water. In order to treat this, the source must be determined. It can be created by decaying organic matter, from the reaction of acidic water with an aquifer that has a sulfur content, or from the byproducts of bacteria that use iron or manganese as part of their diet. Once the source is determined, there are various methods that can be used to remove hydrogen sulfide.
Air-Oxygen System: This process uses oxygen in the air to oxidize the hydrogen sulfide. It can also be called an air injection system.
Chlorination Systems: This process introduces chlorine to the water by one of two methods. The chlorine can be dropped in as a tablet form or pumped in with a solution feed pump. Water is sent to a retention tank and then to a filter. The choice of method is determined by the severity of the problem.
Greensand Systems: This method utilizes a catalytic media (called greensand) coated with manganese that is treated periodically with potassium permanganate. The potassium permanganate acts like an oxidant. When the hydrogen sulfide comes in contact with the surface of the media, it oxidizes and the sulfur is then filtered out by sticking to the media as it finds its way to the filter.
Catalytic Media Systems: This method uses a media similar to greensand. This is usually a naturally occurring mineral called manganese dioxide. This method relies on there being enough air in the water to provide oxygen necessary to turn hydrogen sulfide into sulfur.