pH Correction Units
pH of pure water is considered to be neutral with a value of 7 on the pH scale. This acts as a reference point for testing the acidity or alkalinity. Although the pH of “pure” water is 7, mains tap water and natural water from private sources (wells, boreholes, rivers, streams etc.) exhibit a range of pH scores because of the varying levels of dissolved solids and gases.
Water with a pH of less than 6.5 is considered to be acidic. The acidic water is highly corrosive and can damage hot water tanks, pipes, household fittings and plumbing fixtures. More commonly, staining of sanitary ware and fittings can occur.
Low-level pH in your water is likely to:
- Leach metals from pipes and fixtures, such as copper, iron, lead, manganese & zinc.
- Damage metal pipes.
- Impart a metallic or sour taste
- Turn hair to green
- Cause Blue-Green stains on sinks and drains.
- Metals can dissolve in water at levels potentially harmful to health.
How to Neutralize the pH of Water?
For treating water from private supply, a water test is generally the first thing we advise to our potential clients. A detailed water test allows us to understand the chemistry of water and identify the contaminants along with their concentration levels.
Treatment, by means of pH correction unit, involves the use of a neutralizing media composed of calcite. The filter media dissolves into the water as it passes through the filter and in turn, raising the pH of water. In some cases, the calcium content infiltration media may affect the hardness of water and additional treatment by a water softener may also be required.
Why Choose Celtic Water Solutions?
Celtic Water Solutions is one of the leading water treatment companies in Ireland. We specialize in well treatment and over the years helped countless homeowners improve their well water quality.
We supply pH correction units for the treatment of private water supplies. In order for us to provide you with a quote for a system, we need you to provide a recent full water analysis report. This is to ensure we specify a system fit for purpose.
If you are uncertain of your requirements, feel free to contact our team of experts for friendly advice.