Water Softener Services From the Pros
The water that flows into your home naturally contains a high content of minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals can cause countless problems, from unsightly buildups around faucets to dry skin. Luckily, the solution is simple. Install a water softener system. Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating installs water softeners for homeowners in Edmonton, Alberta. We also offer all the water softener plumbing, repair, and maintenance services you’ll need to keep your unit in peak condition. Learn more about our water softener services.
What Is a Water Softener, and How Does It Work?
A water softener’s job is to eliminate hard minerals in your water. It does this by running your water through a process that uses ionization to strip these minerals from your water on a microscopic scale. The raw water that runs into your home is directed into a bed of sodium-charged resin. The resin acts somewhat like a filter, then sends the soft water back into your plumbing system for distribution.
Over time, a water softener’s resin will become full of particles like calcium and magnesium. This is where the regeneration process comes into play. On most modern units, the regeneration process will automatically take place at a time when your home’s water consumption is lower than usual. During the regeneration process, a brine solution is backwashed into the resin. This draws the impurities out of the resin. Afterward, it is flushed away, leaving your resin fresh and ready to soften your water again.
What Are the Different Types of Water Softeners?
There are a few water softener solutions available on the market today. For the new buyer, it can be tough to know which type of water softener is best for you and your home. Ultimately, our team will help you understand the benefits of each type of water softener in your particular situation. However, it is helpful to understand the options ahead of time. Some of the most popular types of water softeners include:
- Salt-Based Water Softeners
- Dual-Tank Water Softeners
- Magnetic Water Softeners
- Salt-Free Water Softeners
The Problems Caused by Hard Water
You may not be aware of all the problems that hard water can cause. From reducing the lifespan of home appliances to making your skin dry and itchy, hard water silently harms you and your home. By installing a water softener, you can avoid the following problems that come with hard water:
- Mineral deposits on faucets
- Spotty and cloudy glasses and dishes
- Dry, itchy, or irritated skin
- Increased chance of kidney stones
- Damage to hair follicles
- Shortening the lifespan of your water heater, dishwasher, and other appliances
- Reduce the brightness of color in your laundry
The Importance of Water Softener Maintenance
While a high-quality water softener can operate effectively for decades, it can only do so when it is well-maintained. Just like any other home appliance, your water softener needs a little attention from time to time. Many homeowners are not prepared to check the salt levels, flush the tank with cleaner, and scrub the inside of the unit. Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating will do all that and more. We have a water softener maintenance team in Edmonton, ready to help you keep your water softener in top condition.
Water Softener Repairs Don’t Have to Be Hard
When your water softener breaks down, you need the help of a trained professional who is prepared. Our water softener repair team has experience working on every type of water softener. Whether you are facing a clog, motor failure, or a defunct resin bed, we’ll carefully guide you through the repair process. A uniformed technician will come to your home, diagnose the problem, and give you a detailed estimate for the water softener repair services. When you work with us, water softener repairs are not hard at all.
Why Choose Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating
Whether you need help with a water softener repair, maintenance, or installation, you shouldn’t settle for anything other than the best when it comes to the services you receive. Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating has become known as the most trusted and reliable plumbing and HVAC service provider in the Edmonton area. Our customers love us because we offer:
Get a Free Water Softener Service Estimate Now!
When you need water softener services, the fear of the cost can be prohibited. Many homeowners are surprised when they realize that repairs or installation costs are much lower than they expected. That’s why we offer Free, no-obligation estimates. It doesn’t matter if you need a drain cleared in your bathroom or a new furnace installed. Our team will help you make the entire process as easy and understandable as possible. Contact us today for your free water softener service estimate.