Owners of private wells must take their own initiative to ensure the quality and safety of their drinking and washing water. A wide variety of contaminants and pathogens can threaten those essential qualities and result in everything from corroded plumbing, stained fixtures, and clouded ice cubes to legitimate threats to household health.
Home water filtration systems help reduce or eliminate the quantities of potentially harmful microbes and contaminants in your well water. Here at Greco & Haines, part of our many decades of service to homeowners across the state of Connecticut has been supplying top-quality water filtration systems for well water. Drawing on more than 60 years of experience, we’re here to ensure your well water is as safe, clean, and clear as it can be!
The Importance of Well Water Filtration Systems
While a private well that’s been dug to the proper depth, installed correctly, and diligently maintained should generally provide a safe, clean supply of water, there are still many potential sources of contamination that may impact it.
On the biological front, microbes — bacteria, parasites, and viruses — can be harmful depending on the kind and quantity that infiltrate your well water. There are many chemicals that cause a problem, including nitrates sourced from fertilizers or sewage, which, transformed within the human body into nitrites, can be dangerous (especially to infants, vulnerable to “blue baby syndrome”); the fluoride and chloride present in many aquifers; and any number of organic chemicals derived from a vast array of household products and agricultural/industrial activities.
Heavy metals such as copper, arsenic, and lead can leach into well water from pipes, industrial operations, and environmental mineral sources. Then there are radioactive elements and gases such as radon, naturally present in some bedrock and definitely an issue in parts of Connecticut.
From the natural movement of groundwater to snowmelt runoff and flooding, such microorganisms and contaminants can leach into wells by multiple routes. Therefore, it’s essential not only to test your well water quality regularly, but to install point-of-entry water filtration systems. These systems remove or block undesirable elements from getting inside your home water lines.
Types of Water Filters & Water Softening Systems
Water filtration systems can take many forms and integrate more than one type of filter. Generally speaking, they reduce or prevent contamination by serving as physical barriers and initiating chemical or biological processes that eliminate or transform contaminants.
The water filtration systems we offer at Greco & Haines range from:
- Activated Carbon Filters – These filters absorb and remove chemicals while improving water odor and flavor.
- Ultraviolet Filters – These filters kill microbes.
- Reverse Osmosis Filters – These filters block contaminants via their semi-permeable membranes.
We also offer water softening systems that treat symptoms of “hard water” — aka water overly rich in certain minerals, namely calcium and magnesium — such as bathtub rings, soap curds, and scale buildup in water lines and heating elements.
Turn to Greco & Haines for Reliable & Effective Filtration for Well Water in Connecticut
When it comes to microbes and chemical/mineral contaminants, the Greco & Haines team can help private well owners in multiple ways. First, we provide meticulous water quality testing services that can identify the presence of specific contaminants and microorganisms in your well water. Second, we offer a top-of-the-line suite of full-home water filtration and softener systems.
From checkups and tests to installations and emergency repairs, our services are available seven days a week and 365 days a year. Get in touch with the Greco & Haines team at 203-735-9308, 203-777-2256, or (toll-free from any CT area code) 1-800-922-2958, or use our online contact form.