Iron, a naturally occuring mineral, combined with groundwater, dissolves into water through surrounding rocks. According to the EPA, iron in your water does not create a health hazard, but it can create an unpleasant taste. Too much iron in your water can also turn water into a rusty-red color when coming from your water faucet. In addition to discoloration and unpleasant taste, iron can create scale, deposits of iron in your pipes, and can block water flow and potentially damage your hot water tank. Iron deposits can also stain your laundry a yellow, orange or brown color.
Harmful Iron Removal
To remove iron, iron removal systems and filters do the job best. Iron removal filters store a bubble of air in your well system within the media tank. As water passes through the air, the iron or sulfur is converted into a particle which is trapped by filters within the tank as the air bubble is slowly consumed by the passing water. Removing the iron happens in the regeneration state, when your unit backwashes itself which removes any iron and sulfur particles that were trapped.
Once the process is completed, the system
will replenish the air bubble by drawing from atmosphere and temporarily emptying the tank
of water, transferring oxygen molecules into and on the surface of the media bed where all
Steve - Yorkville, IL
Super good install team. They were right on time and very professional
Ryan - Oswego, IL
Great service, very informative to homeowner.
Sue - Oswego, IL
Our installer was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. I’m looking forward to soft and filtered water again on our well system. Thank you for being a good, local, family business. Sue P.
Lorri - Sugar Grove, IL
Thank you for fixing our softener!
Awesome Family-Owned Business
Josh - Plainfield, IL
The customer service received during the consultation and contract stages was amazing. The price was very reasonable and time for install surpassed my expectations. During the install the workers were extremely courteous and thorough. They even stayed late to finish up and the work looks amazing. They then reached out to me the next day just to see how everything was going and if we were enjoying our new water filtration system. Best service I could have asked for. Highly recommended!!!
Great customer service
Lindsay - Oswego, IL
From the initial phone call to the installation of a new water softener, Barrett’s provided great customer service. Knowledgeable, professional and polite!
Lisa - St. Charles, IL
The customer service was outstanding! Ryan did an excellent job with the installation and explained everything thoroughly and made sure we understood. Best company out there!!
Allen - Aurora, IL
Very nice people to to do business with installation personnel was great
Great service, explained everything about the issue
Jackson - Oswego, IL
Great service on a Bad well
Bob - Aurora, IL
We have a shallow well with very high iron content. We rent a hydrogen peroxide water filter and water softener. Barrett’s has been amazing in servicing our equipment over the years. They guided us over many repairs as we replaced old pipes to get good water flow and pressure. Special thanks to Ryan, the tech and Pat, in the office for your patience with a difficult water system!
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