Iron (Fe) is a common natural element that can be found in both city and well water. Iron creates light to medium dark brown stain. Iron is usually accompanied with Manganese (Mn) which causes dark brown to black stains and Hydrogen Sulfide gas, (H2S) rotten egg smell. The three are called the troublesome trio. Iron, even in small amounts, will create a real mess everywhere, especially where you cannot see it. It builds and clogs boilers and hot water tanks which increase fuel, service, repair costs and can lower hot water production. It can also turn water brown when heated. Iron will ruin laundry, stain tubs, sinks, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers, effect women’s hair, create a metallic taste to the water. Iron will stain outside driveways, walkways, lawns, siding, fences, cars, etc. Using Chlorine bleach turns water brown and sets the stain in.
Many time’s people buy replaceable cartridge filters that remove RUST which do a poor job because Iron is not rust. All unfiltered water problems like Iron, Manganese, H2S gas, low pH, etc force you to spend money quite frequently to combat bad water problems which add up to tens of thousands over the years. Most people think these costs for repairs or the weekly purchasing of all types of cleaning products are “normal expenses” which they are not! You are combating never ending symptoms … not the real problem.
Iron can be eliminated through a variety of filtration systems. Many times we combine Iron removal with other filtration processes that solve other problems. That gives you a better value and saves you money over time on replacing those cartridges that are useless against Iron!