Iron Removal for Well Systems in Bucks County, PA

Looking for professional water treatment specialists in your area who can help with iron removal? Blue Heron offers safe and effective iron removal services throughout the Bucks County, PA area. We work with EPA and DEP approved labs to help you test for and efficiently eliminate iron from your water supply.

Iron can get into your well water through corroded piping, leaving red and brown stains on your fixtures and drains, as well as leading to discolored water. Over time, iron (even at a low concentration) can clog your plumbing lines and cause low water pressure.

It’s important to differentiate between iron that is naturally occurring and iron that is coming from your well pump with iron components. If the source of iron in your water is coming from your well pump, we can help you replace your system with a stainless steel pump. We will work closely with you to assess your specific needs and help you find the solution that works best for your case.

Contact our water treatment professionals at Blue Heron to schedule a free consultation for iron removal and other water treatment solutions in Bucks County, PA.

How to Remove Different Types of Iron Present in Well Water

The three types of iron found in well water are ferric, ferrous, and bacterial iron.

Ferric iron

Ferric iron will cause your water to turn bright red or orange. The most effective way to resolve problems with ferric iron is to install a sediment filter that is sub-micron rated so it can efficiently trap the iron.

Ferrous iron

Ferrous iron is difficult to notice at first. It will not leave any visible clues, but if you were to leave a glass of water out overnight that is filled with ferrous iron, you will wake up to red/brown flakes in the water. 

If your water has ferrous iron (or both ferric and ferrous iron), a sediment filter is often not enough, and you will still find your fixtures stained and your water with that metallic taste.

To treat ferrous iron, we recommend installing a whole-home water softener. Since water softeners use ion-exchange technology to replace calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions, it can work to attract iron as well. Keep in mind that if you also have ferric iron, you will need to install a sediment pre-filter to avoid clogs in your water softener.

Other options for treating ferrous iron include oxidizing filters. Our Bucks County, PA water treatment technicians will discuss your options and help you determine the best way to remove iron from your water supply.

Bacterial iron

Wells that are poorly maintained will often harbor bacterial iron. You will see this type of iron in the form of red sludge. Bacterial iron can lead to clogged well pumps, blocked pipes and fixtures, and cause damage to your booster pump, sediment filters, and water softeners.

Removing bacterial iron will require shock chlorination, which is the most effective way to treat well systems affected by bacterial contamination. This process will include exposing your entire well system to the shock chlorination, including the pump, the walls of the well, as well as the pressure and distribution systems.

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Schedule Your Free Iron Removal Consultation in Bucks County Today

At Blue Heron we are committed to helping our neighbors find safe and accurate water treatment solutions to give you long-term peace of mind. No matter your water quality issue–whether it’s being caused by iron, bacteria, hard water, or other contaminants–our team is here to provide the honest recommendations and quality solutions you deserve.

Call now to book your free consultation and discuss your water quality needs and iron removal options in Bucks County, PA.

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