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Water Treatment & Filtration in Watertown
Clean, Fresh Water for You & Your Family
Do you ever wonder what's in your water? You bathe, drink, and wash dishes and clothes with it; understanding what's in it can be vital to your health and the functionality and longevity of your plumbing fixtures and equipment, such as your water heater, boiler, etc. We now offer water testing, treatment, and filtration services. You have the option of testing for hardness, lead, chlorine, and bacteria.
Let our team of water filtration experts in Watertown help you find the right option for your needs. Contact us today to get started with an assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hardness or hard water and how does it affect me?
Hard water is the result of minerals such as calcium and magnesium dissolving in water, and it can be an inconvenience and burden on your plumbing system when high in content.
Hard water can result in:
- Stains in sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc.
- Fixtures breaking down due to deposits inside of them or the piping feeding them
- Staining of clothes during wash cycles
Most homes in Massachusetts are typically in the "safe zone" when it comes to hard water, but some towns/cities, including Cambridge, are notorious for high levels.
Do I have to worry about lead in my water?
Lead water mains were usually installed in homes built before 1940; however, it wasn't until 1989 that the many older copper plumbing systems were joined with a 50/50 lead solder.
Lead mains are usually a dull grey color, and you can use a key or quarter to carefully scratch the pipe to expose a bright silver color. Lead solder is more difficult to identify as it looks similar to the 95/5 solder used today.
If you have a lead main or lead solder joints, run the water if it has been sitting for several hours (until it turns cold) at the tap before drinking or cooking with the water. Never use hot water for consumption, as it typically contains higher levels of lead than cold water. Boiling water will not reduce levels of lead, and may actually increase them.
What does a water filtration or treatment system cost?
Pending what is found in your water, pricing can range and some homes may not even need a system.
Call our team at (617) 765-1778 today to schedule a visit for us to collect a sample and have a test done.
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