How They Work
Iron Filters store a “bubble” of air,
compressed by your well pressure, within the
media tank. As your water passes through the air,
the iron or sulfur is converted to a particle, which
is then trapped by the catalytic filter media in the
tank while the air “bubble” is gradually consumed
by the passing water.
Once the “bubble” is gone the system “backwashes” itself. Removing any iron or sulfur particles it has trapped by washing it down the drain.
The system replenishes the “air bubble” by
drawing in atmosphere. Temporarily emptying the
tank of all water and transferring oxygen molecules onto the surface of the media bed. This is where the previous oxidation occurred. The system then returns to the “service” position, and filtering your water.
The Effects of Iron
Plumbing problems can cost homeowners thousands of dollars. In fact, leaky sinks or pipes can waste about 900 billion gallons of water each year.
Have that metallic taste? Well a bad taste isn’t a major concern when it comes to water contamination, it can, however, make food and drink less appealing. Without the right water treatment, iron can lead to a metallic taste in food and drink.
Excessive iron leaves behind a residue which builds up and can cause pressure loss and slow draining, not to mention lowering the life expectancy of not only your appliances but your own life as well.
Overloading your body with iron, though it is a necessary mineral, can lead to hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis can cause damage to the liver, heart, and pancreas. There are plenty of health concerns associated with too much iron intake, which is one of the many reasons homeowners should test their water annually.
Want to Test for Iron?
What We Offer
We always suggest testing for iron annually. Even if you’re unable to see iron or the discoloration of iron in your water it may still be present. It takes a large amount of iron to be seen by the naked eye.
However, an iron filter might not fix your iron problem. Other factors like pH could also lead to iron problems in the home. You can learn about pH by clicking the “Water Testing” link above.
We offer a wide range of products to fit each individual household’s and businesses needs.
Our iron filters are some of the most efficient models on the market today using little water and power to ensure you have safe and healthy water.
Rebeds are necessary to keep your system clean and running smooth. Depending on your choice of system you could need a rebed as few as every 5 to 7 years rather than every six months.