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Iron Staining

Easily Fixed

Perth is plagued with high levels of iron that is brought up through bores without filteration resulting in stained surfaces.

Solutions to Iron Staining

– Stain removal (short term solution)
– Bore water treatment
– Sub-surface irrigation

Mt Pleasant Iron Staining verge Before

Residential

Perth’s typical residential iron treatment system costs less than $5,000 and provides healthy drinking water for people and plants.

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Commercial

Larger systems accomodate greater flow rates allowing for efficient iron treatment and dispersal to huge areas.

What is Iron Stain?

It is the residue of minerals, mainly Calcium, Iron and Manganese in the bore water that oxidise as they are sprinkled on your driveway or walls. The main ingredient is Calcium, but the Iron discolours it to a reddish stain.

These stains can be removed using one of our stain removal acidic detergents we use. We use the appropriate stain removal product for your particular stain.

But it is better to treat and possibly filter the bore water before cleaning off the stains.

 

Why do I have iron staining

You are probably in an iron hot spot. These are areas across Perth that have high concentrations of iron in the ground water. The iron is more prevalent close to the Swan River and where you are have a higher water table.  

You will recognise these hot spots as suburbs with many stained properties. The tinge is a symptom of the bigger problem and is an obvious sign prior to more precise water analysis. 

These suburbs and their surrondings sit on iron hot spots:

  • Applecross
  • Mt Pleasant
  • Alfred Cove
  • South Perth
  • Como
  • City Beach
  • Floreat
  • Mt Claremont

Why do I have iron staining

You are probably in an iron hot spot. These are areas across Perth that have high concentrations of iron in the ground water. The iron is more prevalent close to the Swan River and where you are have a higher water table.  

You will recognise these hot spots as suburbs with many stained properties. The tinge is a symptom of the bigger problem and is an obvious sign prior to more precise water analysis. 

These suburbs and their surrondings sit on iron hot spots:

  • Applecross
  • Mt Pleasant
  • Alfred Cove
  • South Perth
  • Como
  • City Beach
  • Floreat
  • Mt Claremont

4 Easy Steps Process

1. Site Consultation 

Earth & Water will visit your location and determine the size and causes.

Perth Metro only.

2. Design & Quote

Our design is based on site parameters, local government legislation and client needs.

3. Installation & Clean up

We will fix the iron staining as specified in the quote and clean existing stains. 

4. Maintenance

Maintenance and upkeep may required with systems that use dosing and fertigation units.

Iron Stain Information Kit

Complete the questionaire below which will help us immediately begin diagnosing your iron staining problem.

We will send you an email with technical and price information and if you request in the questionaire we can call you ASAP!

Please tick all the places you have iron staining.