PH Correction

How it works and how SpringSoft can help you.

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.

Step 1.

- The first step for you if you are considering a PH correction unit is to have you water tested by an accredited lab. You can organise to have this done yourself or get in touch and we can organise it for you.
- If you are organising the test it will cost anywhere between €120-€180, depending on the lab you use and the tests you require. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need any further advice. We operate on a no obligation basis and are happy to provide you with any advice you need.

Step 2.

- Once you have your water tested you will need to have it analysed by somebody who has experience with treating water and water softeners.
- Our SpringSoft engineers are happy to do so and again we operate on a no obligation policy. We will take a look at your test results and give you free advice on what system you require based on the results of your water test. Each case will require a system capable of handling the specific level of hardness prevalent in your water supply.

Step 3.

Once you have an indication of the system you require we can supply a quote for the equipment and installation and leave you to assess whether it is the PH correction unit for you.

 

Important Considerations

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 75% 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. Our grants page has more information here!

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