Chemical Water Treatment Services in Maryland and DC

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Maryland supports many key industries that benefit the national economy. Information technology is becoming increasingly popular due to the lower cost of doing business and the high concentration of IT professionals, which is why several companies like Cisco and other security agencies have headquarters in the state.

Aerospace and defense is also a major industry because Maryland is the location of many military facilities, federal civilian agencies, and federal labs. Thousands of aerospace and defense contractors in the state collectively generate billions of dollars, representing a notable percentage of Maryland's revenue.

As one of the leading states in information technology, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense, Maryland has multiple industries that require cooling for high-tech buildings. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems need to keep these facilities at the optimal temperature. These industries also need professional water treatment services to ensure high-quality process water, which is particularly critical for laboratories.

These treatment services are necessary for the large volumes and high flow rates of water used in cooling towers, boilers and closed loop systems. This water's makeup may be impacted by organic and inorganic matter, an unbalanced pH level and bacterial strains, all of which can damage systems and impact their effectiveness. Chemical water treatment services from the experienced team at Chardon Laboratories will remove the contaminants from your water, ensuring your equipment performs at its best.

Our D.C. and Maryland Service Areas:

Chemical Water Treatment Services and Processes in Maryland and D.C.

Chardon Laboratories has been a trusted water treatment company for Maryland and Washington, D.C., businesses since 1965. Our Midwest presence allows us to serve all markets in Maryland. We have highly satisfied customers in Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick and all points between. We also have the expertise to serve diverse markets in the District of Columbia and around our nation’s capital, such as:

  • HVAC
  • Breweries
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Plastics
  • Food processing and cold storage
  • Automotive

Our service coverage and expertise in treating cooling towersboilers and closed loop systems give us the ability to provide excellent water treatment care to these facilities. Throughout our service area, we are also able to handle the water treatment needs for many college campuses and institutions of science, technology and engineering.

Chardon has been one of the leaders in the water management industry, offering tailored treatment programs for boilers, cooling towers and loop systems with improving results. Our expert services include:

Chardon Labs is equipped to handle any water quality issues you have. Our qualifications include:

  • Guarantees for clean systems and fixed prices.
  • Customized plans to address your testing and treatment needs.
  • A team of technicians certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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    Chardon Labs is a NSF Certified Water Treatment

    Maryland Boiler Corrosion Prevention

    It’s important to keep everything running as smoothly as possible in your boiler system. Unfortunately, scale and corrosion can be barriers to this goal because they can impair your boiler's operation and cause it to malfunction. The repairs necessary to restore it to operation if this occurs may be expensive.

    Your Maryland company needs to keep its boiler system well-maintained, and Chardon can help make that happen with solutions for scale and corrosion in your boiler system. Our boiler chemicals resolve existing issues and prevent the onset of further damage. Chardon's full line of boiler care treatments includes:

    • Return line: Return line treatments ensure consistent pressure and metal that can withstand corrosion. Our blends use amines, morpholine, ammonium hydroxide and cyclohexylamine. Each option is formulated for different tasks and line lengths and pressures. We also have return line chemicals for food-safe environments.
    • pH control: Our pH control chemical uses sodium hydroxide, which increases the water's pH level while neutralizing acids. This blend is available in solid and liquid formats.
    • Scale prevention: Our scale prevention chemicals keep scale from forming by using a phosphonate blend with sludge conditioners, extra dispersing polymers, molybdate tracers and antifoaming agents to protect against overfeeding.
    • Boiler inhibitors: We have three all-in-one boiler inhibitor treatments. BJ-10 is a long-lasting solution for oxygen pitting. Our Comp-50 and Comp-F blends use phosphonates, caustic and sulfite, and the Comp-F formula is for food-safe environments.

    With our professional equipment, ISO-certified technicians and extensive experience in the field, Chardon can help ensure your company’s boiler runs efficiently. Our technicians will use one or more boiler chemicals from our line as part of our tailored approach. Learn more about our boiler treatment services online.

    Boiler Water Treatment Services for Maryland

    Boiler equipment is used in many industrial operations to produce heat to maintain temperatures. Because boilers are so critical, it is important to be aware of the two most common problems they can develop:

    • Scale: Scale deposits are made of iron, silica and calcium, and they form when these particles concentrate onto the boiler's heat transfer surfaces. The scale is an excellent insulator, meaning it traps heat and prevents the boiler from working properly. Scale can also flake off the boiler and enter the water flow, where it interrupts the boiler's functions and has the potential to cause overheating and failure.
    • Corrosion: Corrosion results from a reaction between chemicals in the water or air and the boiler's metal parts. It can also be caused by acidity in the water or corrosive salts trapped against the metal by scale. Corrosion is damaging because it can cause wear and pits in the metal and eat away at the boiler's inner mechanisms. As a result, the boiler will work inefficiently, be expensive to run and require replacement sooner.

    Chardon Laboratories has the experience necessary to offer boiler water treatment for clients in the Maryland and D.C. area. Our boiler treatments will prevent the formation of scale and corrosion in your boiler to ensure it works more efficiently and yields a longer service life. This service starts with one of our technicians surveying your boiler system to identify any issues and the appropriate treatments.

    We use the blowdown process to prevent scale formation. It works by draining the boiler's feedwater to maintain the appropriate number of concentration cycles and limit the concentration of dissolved minerals. Chardon Labs also treats boiler process water through chemicals that consume the minerals that form scale.

    Closed Loop System Treatment Services in Maryland

    Closed loop systems circulate water to transfer heat for heating and air conditioning applications. The water passes through an air handler to be cooled or heated, then is indirectly exposed to a hot loop or incoming air to change its temperature and humidity. Standard cooling and heating systems have three kinds of loops — a refrigerant gas loop, a chilled water loop and a cooling tower water loop — all of which are susceptible to leaks that will eventually cause corrosion, bacteria contamination and, if left untreated, system failure.

    Chardon Laboratories has treatments for closed loop systems that prevent these leaks so they can't cause other issues with your HVAC system. We will survey your system to identify the levels of bacteria, iron, pH, corrosion inhibitor and conductance in your water supply. Then, our technicians will develop a customized treatment plan based on your system requirements. Our services may include cleaning and flushing procedures to prevent corrosion caused by microbiological particles.

    In addition to treating your closed loop systems, our team will also perform other preventive measures, including:

    • Equipment replacements.
    • Filter changes.
    • Conductivity and pH tests.
    • Cleaning and flushing.

    Cooling Tower Water Treatment Services in Maryland

    Cooling towers are specialized heat exchangers designed to bring air and water into contact as a method of lowering the water's temperature. Since cooling towers are exposed to the outside environment, they are the system's primary source of contamination. Its open tower water loop gathers airborne particles that promote biological growth and concentrate mineral content. When cooling towers go unused for an extended time, they may become contaminated, decreasing the system's efficiency and even promoting Legionella growth.

    At Chardon Labs, our cooling tower services can be customized to provide the defense your system needs against contaminants like concentrated mineral content, white rust formation and biological growth. All services are conducted by our ISO-certified team, so you can always expect quality work. We will help you gain a system that is free of scale and contaminants and works efficiently, all for a guaranteed price.

    Our technicians will test and report on the status of your system, then use this information to create a customized treatment plan. We will use our full line of scale and corrosion inhibitors, white rust preventatives and microbiological inhibitors to prevent future issues and treat current problems.

    HVAC Water Supply Services

    HVAC systems are used in commercial and industrial operations for essential heating, cooling and ventilation requirements. Because each facility has unique heating and cooling demands, HVAC equipment must perform optimally at all times. When HVAC systems contain contaminants, their pipes may warp and rupture, the condensate lines may leak and other areas may suffer damage.

    HVAC water treatment services from Chardon Labs will help keep these systems in their best shape by preventing microbiological growth, corrosion and scale. As a result, your machines will have more uptime and fewer costly repairs. Our technicians will inspect your HVAC system to identify any issues and their best treatments, which may include chemical treatments that inhibit scale and corrosion buildup from hard water. We may also remove existing contamination through flushing, cleaning and passivation.

    Chardon Labs offers HVAC water services for boilers that produce heat through steam and cooling towers that use a chiller to remove excess heat. Both of these systems are susceptible to scale and corrosion and will benefit from our treatments.

    Legionella Testing Services in Maryland

    Legionella pneumophila is a bacterial strain that thrives in warm, wet environments that meet these conditions:

    • Contain microorganisms like algae, Pseudomonas and flavobacteria that supply growth nutrients and amoebae and protozoa that harbor the organism
    • Have a pH between 5 and 8.5
    • Carry sediment that promotes the growth of commensal microflora
    • Are stagnant
    • Remain at a temperature between 68 to 122 degrees F, with the optimal range being 95 to 115 degrees F

    Cooling towers, air washers and ornamental fountains are at especially high risk for contamination. Legionella growth is dangerous because breathing it in can cause Legionnaire's disease, which may result in severe illness or death. Since chlorination does not eradicate Legionella, it is important to get Legionella testing services from a professional team like the experts at Chardon Labs.

    Our technicians will test your water supply to identify the presence of Legionella. Then, we will create a water management plan to control the Legionella outbreak. We follow Standard 188 set forth by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), which means we will document and validate each action we take toward the prevention and treatment of Legionella in your systems.

    Water Quality in Maryland and D.C.

    Data points such as hardness and alkalinity determine a water's quality. Chardon Labs tests your water supply before all services to identify its makeup, ensuring we can recommend the best treatment options. Since water quality varies across Maryland communities and in D.C., we want to understand your specific needs. With that information, we will help you reduce your water consumption and utility costs while increasing productivity and efficiency.

    Chardon Labs is a premier water treatment company operating in Maryland and Washington, D.C., with more than 55 years of offering professional services and excellent customer care for local businesses.

    Contact Chardon Laboratories Today

    At Chardon Laboratories, our goal is to sell clean systems, not chemicals. This promise means that we will do all we can to protect your equipment, reduce your operational costs and extend the life of your systems. We are proud to partner with businesses in the Maryland and D.C. areas to serve their water treatment needs.

    To learn more about our commercial water treatment services in D.C. and Maryland, fill out our quick contact form today or give us a call at 301-200-4374. We look forward to working with you! 

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