Dover, DE Water System
Services & Maintenance
Water is something many of us take for granted. We have it available on demand at our fingertips, we have pools full of it, we buy it in bottles, we water our lawns with it, we cook with it, and most importantly we depend on it for our very survival. It’s for all these reasons and so many more that making sure the water you have access to is clean, healthy, and safe! Problematic water can seriously affect your quality of life, and often, treatment is the safest, cheapest, and fastest route to achieving high quality water in your home or business. So, let’s break down the different types of treatment options available, what problems they address, and how they work.”
Two Types of Water – Public Water vs Well Water
Well water can present many different problems for home and business owners. The problem with wells is that each well is unique to itself, meaning that each well must be addressed separately. Just because your neighbor has high iron in their well, it doesn’t mean that you do! Just because your well has a Sulfur odor doesn’t mean your neighbor does! There are no black and white rules when it comes to wells or well drilling. Drilling to a certain depth does not guarantee that you will avoid hitting iron, just like stopping short of a certain depth will not guarantee you WILL hit iron because it’s impossible to know what’s happening underground. Treatment is almost always the best route to take when you’re looking to solve the problems of well water which can include – iron, low pH (acid water), bacteria, hardness, Sulfur odor, and tannins. In some cases, a well can present all these problems, other times a well can present hardness as the only problem. Therefore, it is imperative that each well be tested by a qualified professional who will use those test results to determine what type of treatment and what size units would most effectively treat the issues present at their current levels.
Public water presents a different challenge than well water. As we just established, well water can potentially present a handful of issues or almost no issues. Public water ALWAYS has 2 guaranteed issues – hardness + chlorine/fluoride – the only potential differences being at what level those issues present themselves at. This is due to the way that public water is treated before being sent out to people’s homes. The chlorine and fluoride are used to treat any bacteria that may be present and sanitize the water. The high levels of hardness come from the extra minerals that must be added to balance the pH to a neutral 7. Both issues need to be addressed at the same time, because one of the only things that will destroy conditioner resin is if it is exposed to chlorine! We accomplish this by using a 2 in 1 carbon/conditioner unit.
Martin’s Water Treatment will professionally install all equipment and program the equipment according to your water readings. We service various types of water system equipment including:
We also offer yearly preventative maintenance of your equipment including:
- Reverse Osmosis filter changes
- Neutralizers rebedded and checked
- UV Light changes annually
- Water Conditioner/ resin bed cleaned and functions checked
Drywells – Drainage Area For your Whole-House System
Martin’s Water Treatment offers installation of dry wells/drainfields for back wash lines from water treatment. According to Delaware and Maryland law it is illegal to install back wash line to drain into septic systems.
Why Install a Drywell System?
Installing a drywell for backwash helps prevent your septic system from failing due to increased volume and salt content.
Dry well installation is available for newly installed equipment and for previously installed equipment.
Ready to get started?
Contact Martin’s Water Treatment today and we will schedule a free visit to your home to provide you with a free
estimate for your drywell needs.