How to Keep Rust Stains Off Your Home, Driveway and Sidewalks
There is nothing worse than having the curb appeal of your home ruined by the unsightly iron stains on your driveway, home, sidewalk and patio caused by your sprinklers or irrigation system. These stains are the result of using water directly from your well to water your lawn and plants.
The red discoloration caused by your unfiltered water is common where the iron content is high in the water supply. Adding an iron filter between your water supply and your irrigation pump and outdoor faucets will help mitigate this problem.
Filters are Very Effective
Filters are extremely effective in removing high levels of sulfur and iron commonly found in well water. The systems use air-injection to oxidize sulfur or iron into precipitates that can be readily filtered and removed.
The filter’s media bed works in combination with an air charge chamber within the tank to oxidize and filter the elements that cause sulfur and iron. At the programmed time, the system will regenerate using ordinary water to backwash the system clean of sulfur, iron and other well water contaminants.
A control valve handles high flow rates without dropping household water pressures — like when showers, toilets and faucets are all in use at the same time.
Air filtration is environmentally safe — no toxic chemicals are used. The result is water that will not discolor any surfaces that it comes in contact with. To learn more about filtration process go to How Iron Filters Work.
Adding an Iron Filter
Installing an iron filter between your water supply and irrigation system may require some additional plumbing to get it set up correctly. Let Brenneco Plumbing walk you through the process and answer your questions. In the long run your home’s appearance will improve greatly and those unsightly iron stains will be a thing of the past.