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Iron In Your Home's Water

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Do you have unsightly brown or reddish stains on your toilets, tubs, and sinks? Even small amounts of iron in your home's water can cause these stains to develop and worsen unless treated.

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Ugly brown or reddish stains on porcelain are a big embarrassment and extremely common. The stains require a lot of elbow grease to get rid of. Some people suggest using vinegar to help clean and remove them. Unfortunately, the stains will keep reappearing until you fix your iron water problem. Sometimes it’s very obvious that there is an iron issue because the water comes out of the sink brown, but that is not always the case. Your water may seem clear but iron can be present in the dissolved state.

In deep wells, where there is low oxygen content, water containing dissolved iron and manganese will appear clear and colorless at the tap. Once it is exposed to air, iron becomes oxidized, leaving a solid reddish-brown stain on laundry, plumbing fixtures, and porcelain toilet bowls. Plus, the long iron is exposed to oxygen, the darker the color it turns. It only takes a small amount of iron to cause staining. The EPA suggested standard for iron in water is less than 0.3 ppm.

High levels of iron can also affect the flavor of your water, making to taste metallic. Many find drinking and cooking with iron contaminated water unpleasant.

Does Your Home's Water Contain Iron?

Here are 4 iron causing problems in the home:

  1. Red staining on fixtures and gives water a red tint.
  2. Builds up in plumbing
  3. Stains laundry
  4. Causes metallic taste

Custom Solutions For Common Water

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Evolve Air models are designed to be the most versatile filtration systems available. If you're a homeowner on well water, the EVFE water filter unit uses a unique air-induction process that forms a chamber of air in the top of the tank. As water flows through the air, dissolved iron is oxidized into a particle form. This greatly enhances the effectiveness of the filtration process for an efficient and environmentally friendly system.

It also includes patented “Inch Worm” technology. This means that when the system needs to release air, it does it slowly inch-by-inch to prevent loud and violent thrashing of the drain line.

Your water is unique, so don't choose just any system. You need the best water filtration system. You can be confident that you have the correct solution to fix your troublesome iron water once and for all.

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