Water Softener Installation and Repair
Our licensed plumbers can handle your new water softener installation for your home or take a look at repairing or maintaining your existing one. Remove unwanted hardness or minerals from your household water, from local water or private wells with a Water Softener. Your family deserves high quality water, so why not have the best designed system installed in your home? Clean, soft, chlorine-free water is essential to our health, good for our home and pets, and can actually save money. Our Plumbing Company can offer you our own quality water treatment system, or we are happy to install yours! Arizona’s hard water can do a toll on your fixtures, hair and skin, and clothes. Contact our office to get a free quote.
What Does a Water Softener Do?
Water Softener for Home removes calcium, magnesium, and other harsh minerals from your water. A best friend and even a staple in the Arizona household, water softener systems make the hard water bearable, and we will even go as far as saying enjoyable. You will notice a huge difference in many aspects of the home including how the water smells, how your skin feels in the shower, how much better your hair is, and even how cleaner and softer your clothes are after washing. Here’s some great benefits you’ll instantly notice after a Water Softener Installation:
Helps eliminate dry skin and scalp.
Makes washing clothes easier and saves you money on soap and detergent.
Soft, hardness-free water for your family.
Cleaner, shinier dishes and silverware.
Eliminates hard water build-up on plumbing fixtures.
Wash your vehicles and recreational toys with hardness-free water to help eliminate spotting.
How a Water Softener Works
A water softener uses an ion exchange process to remove hardness particles from your water – such as calcium, magnesium, and limestone. You will instantly notice a dramatic improvement in your water once these harsh minerals are filtered out.
Once your hard water enters the water softener, it travels through tiny beads in the resin bed where the harsh minerals get left behind and the tiny sodium ions are released. This ion exchange results in soft water entering the home.
Maintaining a Water Softener
If you are a new homeowner, you may be wondering, “How do I maintain a water softener?“. Here’s our recommendations to help prolong the optimal level functionality of your water softener:
Check the Salt Level Monthly
While you probably won’t need to refill your water softener’s brine tank with salt every month, it’s still a good idea to check on it regularly. To do this, just open the brine tank once in a while to make sure the salt is wet and under water. You will know it’s time to refill the brine tank with salt if the salt is dry and the water level is [getting] low.
Use High Quality Salt
Your water softener utilizes the resin beads to perform the ion exchange process. They need to “recharge” periodically with fresh sodium ions for these beads to continue their function. The type of salt you add to your softener is what these resin beads will be soaking in – so make it count, and don’t go cheap. Here’s the types of salt you can buy:
-Rock Salt – Cheap. Coarse salt filled with impurities that can clog your apparatus, and lowers efficiency.
-Solar Salt – Better. Evaporated sea water.
-Evaporated Salt – Best. 99.9% pure sodium.
Clean Your Brine and Resin Tanks Yearly
Drain and clean your tanks annually. After you scrub it down, refill it with fresh salt and water. To help keep your resin beads clean, you can add a softener cleaner periodically.
Clean the Venturi Valve As Needed
This valve can become clogged by sediment as it’s job is to move the brine into the resin tank. You will want to clean the valve cover and internal parts in warm soapy water.
Water Softener Maintenance
Phillips Plumbing Solutions is happy to perform regular checkups to keep your water softener performing as efficiently as possible. Our qualified plumbers can check, fine tune and clean your system for you.