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Easterday-Wilson Water Services and L. Franklin Easterday have been at the same location in Mt. Airy MD since 1935. We offer the knowledge and ability to get the job done right the first time. Our services include complete professional installation and service of all well pump and booster pump systems to include constant pressure submersible and centrifugal applications, water storage systems for low yielding wells and irrigation, jet pumps, rain recovery booster systems, drives and controls. We service residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. We offer pump systems from Grundfos, Goulds Water Technology, Franklin Electric, Berkley, Sta-Rite, Schaefer, Red Jacket, Lancaster, and Pentair.
Easterday-Wilson Water Services is the industry leader in Well Drilling, Water Treatment, Water Filtration, Pumping Systems and Geo Thermal Installations. We service Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania. We have set the standards for all your water needs and have more than 150 years of combined experience. Our professional service crews have the knowledge and ability to fix or repair all of your water problems. Our service trucks arrive to your home or business fully stocked with materials needed to repair your problems economically and fast. We know water better than anyone!
Iron in water causes red or brown stains and can be found in most wells. Iron can present in two different ways, there is Ferrous (clear) and Ferric (red). The type you have will determine the equipment needed to remove it. Iron can also cause a bad or metallic taste in your water. Treatments in Iron Exchange Resin (water softener), Oxidation with filter media, or replaceable element type filters.
Acidic water causes green or blue stains caused from the deterioration of plumbing and components of plumbing in your home. This effect will cause leaks and also damage appliances. Acidic water can increase metal levels in your water to an unsafe level. The water taste will also be affected by acidic water which will have a metallic taste. The equipment needed to correct the acidity will depend on the PH, Alkalinity and TDS of the water. Acid neutralizer with calcium carbonate, soda ash (sodium carbonate), caustic (sodium hydroxide) are the most common treatments.
Hard water is caused from elevated levels of calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. These minerals can cause white chalky, red, brown, and black stains. Stains can be very difficult to remove and can also make soap suds difficult to develop and reduce the life of appliances and fixtures. With the installation of a Water Softener, staining can be eliminated, soap or detergent can be reduced, and precipitated mineral build up in appliances will be eliminated.
Bad smelling water can be caused by Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell), bacteria, anode rod in water heater (hot water heater would only smell), and manganese. These are some of the most common causes of odors in drinking water. Oxidation, Chlorine Injection, Ultra-Violet sterilization and carbon filters are the most common treatments.
Bacteria can be introduced in a well system in several ways. Some examples include: surface water leaking into the well from damaged or rusted well casing, damaged or incorrectly installed pitless adaptor, main well casing failure, and improper well service. The type of bacteria present will govern the treatment method. Examples of treatment would be; Chlorination of the Well, Pressure Chlorination of the Well, UV, Chlorine Injection, or Ultra-Filtration.
Sediment can be caused by several issues. Some of the most common are: soft rock formation below main well casing or erosion in water bearing fracture, precipitated minerals, and damaged well casing. The use of an in-well camera will help determine which of these issues are causing the problems. Corrections for these issues would be: in-well separator, liner casing, adjusting of pump placement in well, developing well or pumping well, multimedia filter, in-line sediment filter, separator or spin down with auto clean option and filtration of minerals from water.
Nitrate is a naturally occurring chemical made of nitrogen and oxygen. It is found in air, soil, water, and plants. Much of the nitrate in our environment comes from decomposition of plants and animal wastes. Wells most vulnerable to nitrate contamination include shallow wells, dug wells, and wells with damaged, leaking casing or fittings. A full well inspection with our In-Well camera can eliminate issues with structural or mechanical problems. Filtration options are the following: ion exchange with anion resin, reverse osmosis, and distillation.
Lead can come from the rock formation your well is constructed in or the plumbing and components your water system is composed of. Treatment will be determined depending on which of the possibilities caused the problem. Examples could include, ion exchange resin(water softener), acid neutralizer, and reverse osmosis.
Radon is a colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. It occurs naturally and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can also dissolve into your water supply. Radon can be removed from water by using one of two methods:
Aeriation treatment – spraying water or mixing it with air and then venting the air from the water before use, or
GAC treatment – filtering water through granular activated carbon. Radon attaches to the carbon and leaves the water free of radon. Disposing of the carbon may require special handling if it is used at a high radon level or if it has been used for a long time.