There are two types of iron commonly found in water supplies. It is important to research and test your water to ensure your home treatment is providing clean, safe water to your household.
Our water softeners are designed to reduce Clear Water (or Ferrous) Iron. This type of iron is dissolved in water, meaning you won't easily see it coming through your fixtures. If this iron has time to oxidize in the air, it reveals itself as an orangey brown color. You may have seen this in water glasses left out overnight, or staining on your bathroom fixtures.
To determine the clear water iron concentration in your water, you'll need to get it professionally tested. Be sure to ask for Clear Water Iron testing specifically. Here are a few options:
Reach out to a certified laboratory
Find a local lab by calling the Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or visit https://www.epa.gov/waterlabnetwork.
Find a local hardware store that provides testing
Depedning on your location, Home Depot provides a number of Water Treatment Services in-store or off-site. Visit HomeDepot.com for more information.