You can never guarantee that the water coming from your tap is 100% pure, and this can be quite concerning.

Most of the time, residential H20 contains some form of impurities and dissolved minerals including magnesium and calcium. While small portions of these minerals are nothing to worry about, larger quantities can be damaging to both your plumbing system and your health.

So, let's talk about these handy filters and why you need one!


Obviously, a water softener softens your H20, but what are the benefits?

  • It protects your home and plumbing by decreasing maintenance, increasing your plumbing's lifespan, and keeping your appliances healthy.
  • Soft H20 provides better cleaning efficiency. However, when it's hard, it creates more soap curd which increases the amount of scum on appliances.
  • You'll have softer hair and skin. Hard H20 can dry out your hair and skin in the shower and soft H20 reverses this.
  • You're protecting the environment. Softeners decrease the amount of greenhouse gases your home emits.


A water softener is a device that removes certain elements from your water, like magnesium and calcium, in order to "soften" your water. Water enters a special tank and comes out of your tap after being treated, resulting in better quality water.


Electricity running softeners can last between 2 and 10 years, depending on the quality of the model. And softeners that use kinetic energy from water flow have the capacity to last much longer. If maintained well, they can be used for up to 20 years.

You'll be able to tell when you need to replace your softener by the following signs.

  • Scale build-up in aqua-using appliances.
  • Faucets exhibit a white crust build-up.
  • Yellow or red stains around faucets and drains.
  • Mineral spots on crockery or in the bathroom.
  • Scratchy clothes that are fading in color.
  • Lower water pressure when in the shower.

Experienced any of these? Maybe it's time to schedule a water softener service.


When choosing the perfect softener for your home, you'll want to take into account these factors:

  • Your water usage and household size
  • Regeneration style
  • Do you want your softener to remove additional contaminants like chlorine?
  • Do you want other convenience features like low salt indicators?
  • Is your water especially hard? Will you need extra features like the ones listed above?
  • Do you want a filtration system too?


Want to ensure your H20 is safe to drink, shower in, and clean with? Schedule a water softener service with one of our team members today and we'll provide you with our expert advice on what system would suit your home the most. From traditional softeners to FLOW-TECH Home anti-scale systems, we'll give your home's water the TLC it deserves!


How does a water softener work?

This equipment uses ion exchange to remove minerals from hard water. Resin beads inside the tank attract and remove these minerals as water flows through them, leaving behind softer water than before.

Why should I consider installing a water softener in my home?

If you choose us for water softener installation service, you can experience a host of benefits, including reducing the amount of soap or detergent you need to use, improving the taste of your tap water, and extending the lifespan of your plumbing system and appliances.

Can I install a water softener myself?

It is possible to do this as a DIY project, but it's not recommended unless you're experienced with plumbing and electrical work. Improper installation can lead to leaks as well as damage to your home's plumbing system and other issues.

Why should I hire professionals for water softener system installation?

Professional companies that install water softeners have the skills and expertise to ensure that your new system is installed correctly and as safely as possible. Our water softener contractors know how to handle all the electrical and plumbing work needed to ensure a proper installation.

How much does water softener installation cost?

How much you’ll pay depends on many factors, including the size of your home, the type of softener you choose and the complexity of the installation. Get in touch with us for the most accurate estimate.

How often will I need to change the resin beads inside my water softener?

Although they can last many years, they will need to be replaced if they become fouled or damaged. Our professionals can inspect your system to ensure everything functions as it should.

How can I tell if my water softener needs repair?

Some of the warning signs that you may need water softener repair include decreased water flow, needing to use more soap or detergent than usual, and a decrease in the quality of your water.

Should I repair or replace my water softener?

It depends on the extent of the damage as well as the age of your system. Professional technicians can help you determine which choice will be right for you.

Can a water softener improve the lifespan of my plumbing system and appliances?

Yes, because it removes minerals from the water that can build up and lead to corrosion.

Can a water softener be used with well water?

Yes, you can improve the quality of your well water with the use of a water softener.

How often should I have my unit serviced?

We recommend having water softener maintenance from our trained professionals at least once a year to ensure the unit continues to function as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Can a water softener improve the taste of my water?

Removing minerals from hard water can improve the overall quality of your tap water, including how it tastes.

Will a water softener remove all impurities from my water?

Although it will remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium from your water, it may not remove other impurities like bacteria or chemicals. If you think additional treatment may be necessary, you should have your home’s water tested.



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