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How to Remove Sediment in Your Water

What causes sediment in my water?

Nature is a beautiful thing. Beyond its beauty, it also provides us with valuable resources. We cannot live without water. We are lucky to have safe drinking water in our country. We're also lucky to further treat it when it has natural imperfections. One natural imperfection in well water is sediment. Sand can get sucked up through your well pump and passed through your home. Sediment will clog up your faucets, boiler valves, and water heater. Eventually, these clogs will damage your home's plumbing and you'll need emergency repairs.


How do I fix it?

In order to remove sediment from your water, the first step is to test your water. This will help you choose the correct water filter system. What you think is sediment in the bottom of your toilet, may actual be mineral deposits. That would require a different type of filter system. A professional local plumber can test your water and explain the results. It usually takes a week or two for the results to come in. Then, he'll suggest what filter system is best. There are several types of filters:
  • Spin-down
  • Cartridge
  • Centrifugal separators
  • Backwashing media
Each one corrects the specific sediment issue you're having. If you get a filter that's too fine, it can restrict water flow and you'll get some wimpy showers. If your water test showed other issues (like bacteria or high iron), you should choose one that will fix both. A skilled water specialist will install the filtration system that's best for your water AND your wallet!


Your local Coventry CT plumber

Rapid Service LLC is your local water specialist. We install water filtration systems that address high iron, sulfur smell, bacteria, sediment, hardness, and more. Your local Coventry CT plumber also repairs plumbing that is damaged by hard or acidic water. When you're frequently repairing pinhole leaks or see green corrosion under your sink, it's time to think about water treatment. A water treatment system costs WAY less than emergency plumbing repairs or replacing your water heater! Call 860-228-1036 to schedule a water test and filtration installation.

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  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

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  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

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    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

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  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

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  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

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    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

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