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WATER TREATMENT

 Before diving into our water treatment services, let’s take a closer look at some common water issues and their implications for your plumbing system:

 • Water Hardness: Water hardness refers to the concentration of minerals like calcium and magnesium dissolved in water. This can lead to scale buildup in pipes and appliances, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. We typically measure hardness in grains per gallon. 

Appearance of Hard Water on Plumbing Fixtures: Hard water is characterized by its high mineral content, primarily consisting of calcium and magnesium ions. When hard water evaporates or dries on plumbing fixtures, it leaves behind mineral deposits in the form of white, chalky residue. These deposits can accumulate on faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures, creating an unsightly buildup known as limescale. On surfaces like glass shower doors or tiles, hard water can form a filmy residue that is difficult to clean and can make surfaces appear dull or cloudy. In addition to the aesthetic concerns, limescale deposits can also affect the performance of fixtures, leading to reduced water flow and potentially causing premature wear and tear on plumbing components.

 • Iron: Iron in well water can cause rust stains on fixtures and laundry, as well as clog pipes and appliances, affecting water pressure and quality. Iron can also cause water to turn brown, And completely clogged and destroy the air, internals of faucets fixtures and toilet tanks. 

. • pH: (potential of hydrogen) measures the acidity or alkalinity of water. Low pH or acidic water can corrode pipes and fixtures, leading to leaks and damage over time. 

 • Tannins: Tannins are organic compounds found in water sources like groundwater or surface water. They can cause water to have a yellow or brown color and may affect taste and odor. Tannins can also stain plumbing fixtures and laundry.

 • Hydrogen Sulfide: Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that gives water a characteristic rotten egg odor. It can corrode metal plumbing and cause black stains on fixtures.

 • Total Dissolved Solids: Total dissolved solids (TDS) represent the total concentration of dissolved substances in water, including minerals, salts, and metals. High TDS levels can affect water taste and quality. 

 • Sand and Sediment: Sand and sediment in water can clog pipes, faucets, and appliances, leading to reduced water flow and pressure. 

 • Water Turbidity: Turbidity refers to the cloudiness or haziness of water caused by suspended particles. High turbidity levels can affect water clarity and indicate the presence of contaminants.

• Chlorine and Chloramine are used as popular disinfectants in public drinking water. Both can effect the taste of public drinking water. 


Chlorine is simply chlorine in its purest form, while chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia.
Chloramine is better than chloramine in most cases because it lasts longer in drinking water and is less reactive with organic compounds.


Manganese and its Effects: Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral found in soil, rocks, and groundwater. When present in water, manganese can cause several issues for plumbing systems. It often manifests as black or brownish stains on plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, and showers. These stains are not only unsightly but can also be challenging to remove. Moreover, manganese can contribute to the formation of scale deposits in pipes and appliances, similar to the effects of calcium and magnesium in hard water. Over time, this scale buildup can lead to reduced water flow, decreased appliance efficiency, and even clogs in plumbing systems. Additionally, manganese can impart an unpleasant taste or odor to water, affecting its quality and usability. 

 

Our Equipment: Now that we understand these water issues, let’s explore how our equipment and services can address them effectively.

• Avid/Sterling: Our top choice for tackling various water treatment issues. Equipped with easy-to-service Clack-WS1 Valves, these units ensure years of dependable performance. 

 • Atlas-Filtri: Known for their innovative water filtration products, Atlas-Filtri offers solutions for sand and sediment reduction, tankless water heater scale protection, under-sink reverse osmosis systems, and whole house filters. Get cutting-edge filtration at an affordable price with Atlas-Filtri.

 • NUVO-H20: Offering an additional tool in our water treatment arsenal, NUVO-H20’s water treatment/conditioning units require no electricity and effectively address mild to moderately hard water and iron issues. Compact and efficient, these units fit seamlessly into tight spaces. 

Purifying Your Water UV water filtration is a highly effective method for disinfecting water and eliminating harmful bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms from your home’s water supply. This advanced technology utilizes ultraviolet (UV) light to target and neutralize pathogens, ensuring clean, safe drinking water for you and your family. 

 What is UV Water Filtration? UV water filtration systems consist of a UV lamp housed within a protective chamber installed in your home’s water supply line. As water flows through the chamber, it is exposed to UV light emitted by the lamp. This UV light penetrates the cell walls of microorganisms, disrupting their DNA structure and rendering them unable to replicate or cause infection. 

 How Does it Work? The process begins when water enters the filtration system and passes through a pre-filter to remove larger particles and sediment. The pre-filter ensures that the water is clear and free from any debris that could potentially block the UV light from reaching the microorganisms.

 

Next, the water flows into the UV chamber, where it is exposed to intense UV light emitted by the lamp. As the water passes through the chamber, any bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens present in the water are exposed to the UV light, effectively neutralizing them and preventing them from causing harm. 

Eliminating Harmful Bacteria: UV water filtration systems are particularly effective at eliminating harmful bacteria and viruses, including E. coli, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Legionella, among others. The high-energy UV light disrupts the DNA of these microorganisms, preventing them from reproducing and causing illness.  


By installing a UV water filtration system in your home, you can have peace of mind knowing that your water supply is free from harmful pathogens and safe for drinking, cooking, and bathing. UV filtration provides a chemical-free and environmentally friendly solution to water purification, without the need for harsh chemicals or additives.  
Overall, UV water filtration offers a reliable and efficient way to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home’s water supply, providing you with clean, pure water for all your household needs.

 Our Water Analysis Services: At Brown’s, we provide comprehensive on-site water testing for various parameters including: 
• Water Hardness 
• Iron 
• pH 
• Total Dissolved Solids 
• Hydrogen Sulfide 
• Manganese 
• Cholorine


 Additionally, we offer water sample analysis which is sent off to our water analysis laboratory, providing precise measurements for: 
• Hardness 
• Iron 
• pH 
• Total Dissolved Solids 
• Tannins 
• Water Turbidity
• Manganese 

At Brown’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing, we offer solutions to address all your water treatment needs and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards clean, safe water for your home.

434-610-4373

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