Chances are you have probably never heard of the term “hard water,” which is understandable, as the word itself reads as contradictory at first glance. “How can water be hard?” you may ask. Essentially, hard water refers to the water within your pipes that contains high amounts of calcium and magnesium.
So, why is this a problem? Over time, the presence of hard water can lead to the build-up of crusty residue in your pipes, which can cause damage to your home’s plumbing, in addition to creating hazardous drinking and bathing conditions. Hard water can even result in dry, inflamed skin.
Fortunately, with routine maintenance and cleaning by your trusted plumber, you can keep your pipes clear of hard water and avoid any health complications. Keep reading to learn how a water softener installation can help save your home’s pipes and your skin!
How To Install A Water Softener
In order to ensure that the installation of your new water softener is done correctly, it's best to leave the process to your professional technician.
After determining that your water system is indeed producing hard water, your plumber will begin the installation process by locating the valve that serves as the entry point to your home’s water. This location will be where the actual water softener is installed, so you can guarantee that all water coming into your home will be properly treated.
The water softener itself is able to remove harmful materials from your water supply through a process similar to magnetism. As the water passes through the water softener, magnesium and calcium are “pulled” towards the walls of the softener and removed, thus allowing for the production of clean, soft water.
Water Softener Installation Cost: What You Need To Know
When it comes to the price of a water softener installation, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Generally, the cost of a water softener can run between $400 and $7,000, with more high-end, larger systems that feature self-cleaning settings, ion exchange, etc. The only way to get an accurate quote for your upcoming installation is to call your local plumber and make them aware of your unique situation.
While the price of a water softener may seem high, we ensure that the benefits and costs saved in appliance repairs over time make up for the initial price tag.
Benefits of Water Softener Installation
When you have a new water softener installed in your home’s plumbing system, you can experience a range of different benefits, each of which works to reduce wear and tear on your home’s appliances while also creating a safer environment for your family and yourself.
The following examples are benefits that you can expect after installing a water softener system in your home:
Save thousands of dollars by avoiding additional plumbing damage
Brighter, cleaner, and softer clothes devoid of harmful mineral build-up
Softer skin due to decreased amounts of calcium and magnesium
An overall healthier plumbing system
Now that you have a better idea of what to expect when installing a water softener system, we hope that you feel better prepared for your future installation.
At Pilgrim Plumbing, we take pride in our ability to offer plumbing related advice to our customers, in addition to providing a range of plumbing solutions, including water filtration, softener, heating, and repair services. The next time you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, we want our name to be the first that comes to mind.
To learn more about our products and services, please reach out to us today!