Sand, iron flakes, and even occasional bugs can turn a thirst-quenching glass of water into a gritty nightmare.
Sediment in your plumbing system not only sullies your drinking water but also clogs aerators in faucets, reduces water flow, and decreases the service life of your home appliances and water heater.
When the faucets in your Maryland home deliver tiny particles of sand, soil, and rock along with water, it is time to consider a filtration system. Our experts at Mid-Atlantic Water Services are ready to help.
With more than 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry, we are your trusted professionals for reverse osmosis, filtration, ultraviolet (UV) light systems, and water softeners in Annapolis and surrounding areas.
Installing a Sediment Filtration System
Although sediment often is easy to detect in tap water, testing also will identify other contaminants in your water. Our qualified professionals will test your water and send samples to a third-party lab. The results will help us determine which water treatment system is best for your home.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends testing well water annually for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. The agency notes that a change in your water’s taste, color, or smell is a reason for testing.
At Mid-Atlantic Water Services, we take a whole-house approach to filtering sediment from your Annapolis, MD water supply. We install the appropriate sediment filters where your water enters your home, blocking particles before they enter your water heater and faucets.
Our water treatment experts know what size filter will trap the sediment from your well or pipes. Filter ratings correspond to the size of the particles they screen out. For example, we offer Viqua cartridge-style filters that are rated 5 microns. That means they effectively screen out particles as small as 5 microns.
A cartridge-style filter generally lasts a few months. The Viqua cartridge filters we offer last six to 12 months before they need replacement.
Our new technology filter option is a Hellenbrand self-cleaning filter system designed for high flow rates. It removes suspended solids with a blend of filter media.
Repairing A Sediment Filtration System
If anything goes wrong with your sediment filtration system, or if it is not working as well as it should, call us at Mid-Atlantic Water Services for an assessment.
You might benefit from installing a second filter at your kitchen faucet or near other water treatment systems, such as a water softener or reverse osmosis device.
Maintaining a Sediment Filtration System
Maintenance is a must to keep the filter working properly. A clogged filter can affect water pressure and lose its ability to remove sediment.
Check your sediment filter for excessive accumulation of rock, silt, and other particles every couple of weeks. Filter capacity, the amount of water you use, and the amount of sediment in your system determine how long the filter lasts.
If you prefer, Mid-Atlantic Water Services can handle maintenance for you.
Improve Your Water Quality Today
If the water in your Annapolis, MD, home looks dirty, cloudy, and contains gritty sediment, contact Mid-Atlantic Water Services for an assessment. We will recommend the best option for your unique needs. Call us at (443) 808-0420 or request service online.