The most common water quality issues facing homeowners and business owners with private water wells in Montgomery, Delaware, Berks and Chester County PA are excessive iron, excessive hardness/calcium, and high acid levels (low pH). These issues are generally not harmful to people and animals. However, they cause aesthetic problems around the home by staining and spotting on clothing, toilet bowls, sinks and showers. Hard water affects soap lathering, requiring you to use extra soap and shampoo. Iron and hard water can also damage water heaters and dishwashers. Thomas G. Keyes, Inc. can install a water softener (water conditioner) to remove high levels of iron and hardness from water, and an acid neutralizer to raise the water pH level.
Unlike some water filter companies, Thomas G. Keyes, Inc. will not use gimmicks or scare tactics to sell you overpriced and/or unnecessary water treatment equipment. Keyes, Inc.'s water professionals will carefully sample your water, test it, and select the proper equipment for your home or commercial water needs.
The FE Filter Series will reduce the orange/brown stains caused by iron concentrations greater than 0.3 parts per million (ppm). The iron filters that Thomas G. Keys, Inc. installs uses a unique media called "birm". Birm is a very efficient iron reduction media that acts as a catalyst to remove the iron from the water supply. This media requires only a back washing cycle to clean the filter bed, which eliminates the use of regeneration chemicals. We recommend the installation of a softener after the FE Filter Series to guarantee total removal, or check with us about combination units available.
The MM Filter Series is designed to reduce turbidity particles down to a size 10 of microns or greater. The media used in the MM Filters require a simple back washing cycle to clean the filter bed. The MM Filter Series units eliminate the need for costly cartridge replacements used in inline cartridge filters.
The AC Filter Series will eliminate unpleasant chlorine taste and odor found in some Chester County PA area municipal and well water supplies. The AC filters use a high capacity Bituminous based Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) which removes chlorine for years. The AC Filters will make your entire home or business chlorine free without costly filter cartridge replacements.
The AN Filter Series will eliminate the blue/green stains caused by acid water (with a pH of 5.6 to 6.9). The corrosive water is neutralized when it passes through calcium and magnesium based media called "Calcite" or "NS Mix". The media must be added to the unit at least once a year. Thomas G. Keyes, Inc. makes this job easy with our dome plug feature. Increasing pH also increases hardness, so we recommend installing a softener after the neutralizer to remove increased hardness.