Why an Iron Filter Should be Used Before a Water Softener?

Why an Iron Filter should be used before a Water Softener

Iron can be one of the most troublesome elements found in water. It can cause stains on plumbing fixtures and blockage in pipes and faucets. Even as low as 3 parts per million, iron dissolved in water can make it smelly and tasteless. Other than iron, particles of magnesium and calcium are also found in water, which makes the water hard and harmful to use.

Scaling on appliances, regular plumbing issues, and dry skin and hair fall are commonly a result of hard water caused by magnesium and calcium in water. The easiest way to fix all these issues at once is by ensuring you get soft water in your home. How do we do that? Simple – invest in a water softener. But what about the iron content in water? How do we fix that? Let us find out.

Water Softener Vs Iron Filters

While water softeners remove the excess calcium and magnesium content through the ion exchange process, it does not focus on the excess iron content.

Besides, the high level of iron content in water can even damage the water softener itself by leading to frequent regeneration, resulting in a shortened lifespan of the water softener. Iron content in water also reduces the ability of water softener to remove excess minerals from water.

What is the Need for an Iron Filter?

There are two types of iron content found in water – ferric iron and ferrous iron. These cause the reddish colour of the water resulting in iron sedimentation.

Conventional ion-exchange available in water softeners can remove a percentage of soluble clear water ferrous iron. The salt regeneration ion exchange removes ferrous iron from the water with low pH levels and less oxygen. In this process when the water reaches the water softener while getting exposed to air, the ferric iron present in the water oxidizes. Sometimes, you may even notice tiny iron bits in your softened water, because of the oxidized ferric iron. Hence, an iron filter is an important part of the process of improving the quality of water.

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Are you Experiencing these Warning Signs of Excess Iron in Your Water?

If you find that your water has a foul smell, it tastes metallic and has a reddish-brown colour, then it is evident that there is excessive iron content in your water. Choose the best way to treat the excess iron content in water – bring home KENT’s all-new Iron Removal Filter.

KENT Iron Removal Filter does not use electricity. It is easily installable and easy to use. It uses high quality activated carbon, BRIM (Best Iron Removal Media) and gravel sand media, ensuring efficient removal of iron particles present in water, and at the same time increasing the life of the filter. This high capacity appliance has an easy regeneration process. All you need to do is turn the knob to reverse the flow of water to flush out contaminants. The easy process also saves you from the task of cleaning the filter manually.

Read more about KENT Iron Removal Filter and make an informed purchase decision.

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