Water Softener Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Water Softener Installation

Water softener installation refers to the process of setting up a system designed to reduce or eliminate the hardness of water in a residential or commercial setting.

Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, which can lead to various issues like scale buildup in pipes and appliances, reduced effectiveness of soaps and detergents, and potential skin and hair dryness.

Professional Plumbing Systems is here to install your water softener system, so you can enjoy having quality water and not worry about things breaking down.

Water softener installation in a home kitchen, plumber connecting pipes and adjusting settings for efficient water treatment
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Water Softener Maintenance

Is your water softener doing its job? It’s easy to tell if it’s not working correctly:  
  1. If your water feels different. Soft water gets you clean but leaves your skin’s natural oils intact. Hard water might make you feel dry or itchy after a shower. 
  2. If your water doesn’t get nice and sudsy. You’ll notice hard water in the shower or bath and your kitchen sink when washing your dishes. Without soft water, it’s hard to produce that nice lather that cleanses without leaving residue behind.
  3. If you notice hard water stains. Water softeners help remove minerals from your water. If they’re not working correctly, you might find gritty white mineral spots on your faucets, dishes, or shower doors. 
  4. If your water tastes or looks different. When a water softener goes out, it can taste and smell different or be discolored.
  5. If your water softener is constantly running. It can wear out with time, so you might need to replace its parts over time. 
Call Professional Plumbing Systems to get your water softener back in working order. Our upfront pricing and commitment to quality ensure that we can meet all your water softening and plumbing needs. 

Water Softener Repair

Water softener repair involves diagnosing and resolving issues that prevent the system from effectively reducing the hardness of water. Given that water softeners are crucial in preventing scale buildup and ensuring optimal operation of water-using appliances, timely repairs are essential.

Repairs involve:

  • Diagnosis
  • Resin bed cleaning
  • Salt bridge removal
  • Valve and control head repair
  • Motor repair or replacement
  • Leak repair
  • Rebedding
  • Adjusting setting
  • Replacing parts
  • System flushing
A water filtration system with pipes and flowing water.

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll know if you have hard water if you notice the signs, like scale buildup, soap scum, stains, dry skin and hair, laundry issues, reduced appliance efficiency, or unpleasant tastes or odors.

The water softener installation process involves several key steps to ensure that the system is set up correctly and efficiently softens the incoming water supply. While the specific steps might vary slightly depending on the model and brand of the water softener, here’s a general overview of what the installation process typically entails:

  • Selecting a location
  • Preparing the site
  • Bypass valve installation
  • Connecting to the water supply
  • Drain line connection
  • Brine tank setup
  • System configuration
  • Final checks

The cost of a water softener system can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of system, its size, brand, and additional features. Here’s a breakdown of the potential costs associated with a water softener system:

  • Initial purchase cost
  • Installation cost
  • Operating costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Additional costs
  • Financing and incentives

Water softeners generally require regular maintenance to ensure they operate effectively and have a long service life. The frequency and type of maintenance can depend on the model, type, and usage of the system.

  • Salt replenishment should occur monthly or quarterly.
  • You should check the brine tank every 6-12 months.
  • The resin bed needs cleaning annually (or as needed) and replacing every 10-15 years.
  • Check the salt bridges every 2-3 months.
  • Sanitize the entire system at least once a year.
  • Conduct a visual inspection every 1-3 months.
  • Have a professional check it every 1-2 years.

All Your Water Softening Needs at Professional Plumbing Systems

Experience the difference of truly soft water with a water softener system! Don’t let hard water issues plague your home and appliances. Trust the experts at Professional Plumbing Systems for all your water softening needs.

With years of expertise and a commitment to excellence, we ensure your water is treated right. Say goodbye to scale buildup, appliance wear, and ineffective cleaning. Dive into a world where water feels and works better for you. Choose Professional Plumbing Systems today – where quality meets reliability.