Acid water causes corrosion of pipework and heating cylinders. Neutral water has a pH value of 7, and the maximum permitted pH is 9.5 which are alkaline.
A pH value below 7 is considered to be acid, and corrosion starts at levels below 6.5. A pH below 6 is extremely aggressive.
Water with a low pH can be acidic, soft, and corrosive. Therefore, the water could contain metal ions such as iron, manganese, copper, lead etc.
This can cause damage to metal piping. It can also have domestic problems such as a metallic or sour taste, staining of laundry, and the characteristic “blue-green” staining of sinks and drains.
There is health risks associated with these toxins.
Water with a pH greater than 8.5 could indicate that the water is hard. Hard water does not pose a health risk, but can cause domestic problems.
These problems include an alkali taste to the water, formation of a deposit on dishes, utensils, and laundry basins, difficulty, and formation of insoluble precipitates on clothing.
By running water through a pressure vessel containing dolomitic limestone, pH is raised from low levels (below 6.5) to a satisfactory level (7+).
In addition to corrosion prevention, pH correction is often necessary when Iron or Manganese removal is required.
1. Ensure the company you choose has knowledge of the PH value present in your water – if they did not ask you for this it is very unlikely they understand your needs and could suggest an unsuitable system.
2. You may be eligible for a Grant, from your local county council, for an iron removal system if you are on a private well and meet certain requirements.
SpringSoft have vast experience in guiding our customers through this process successfully.
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