There are a lot of considerations to keep in mind prior to your water softener installation from the Master Plumbers at Beehive Plumbing!
One of the very best things you can do for your home’s plumbing system is invest in a water softener installation.
As you can probably imagine, a water softener effectively softens up the composite nature of your home’s water supply by eliminating hard minerals like magnesium and calcium. These minerals aren’t necessarily dangerous in terms of human consumption, but they can undoubtedly wreck havoc on your residential plumbing system.
The main issue that hard minerals like magnesium and calcium pose to a plumbing system is erosion over long periods of time, which can result in many different costly plumbing repairs that otherwise would be unnecessary when you have a water softener!
Below we’ll be going over everything you need to know when it comes to your next water softener installation!
What Are The Common Signs Of Needing A Water Softener Installation?
One of the easiest and most efficient ways to know if your home needs a water softener installation is to take a close look at your dishes. The odds are that you’ll recognize some residue that has been left behind after each wash through your dishwasher, which will look a little streaky on glassware.
This type of residue buildup is a clear indication that your home’s water supply has a surplus of calcium deposits, which is one of the telltale signs that you have hard water.
Another common sign of hard water is having an over-the-top clean feeling after showering, because your skin actually shouldn’t get too rinsed off and squeaky clean from showering!
The Most Common Types Of Water Softeners
The four main types of water softeners that are most popular amongst Northern Utah homeowners include the following:
- Reverse osmosis
Let’s go over the benefits of each type of water softener below:
- Salt-based water softeners are considered to be the most common, and they entail a large tank with a salt cure that effectively filters water and naturally removes all sorts of different impurities.
- Salt-free water softeners are pretty similar to salt-based options, but you simply won’t need to regularly refill the softener’s salt levels.
- Magnetic water softeners will utilize magnetic forces to go a long way in pulling out all different types of harmful minerals found within a municipal water supply.
- Reverse osmosis is a water softener technology that’s growing really quickly in popularity due to how well it improves the overall taste of a home’s water supply. This technology entails an effective membrane that does a great job at straining out excess minerals and hard water impurities.
What Are The Costs Of A Water Softener Installation?
All of us at Beehive Plumbing understand how water softener costs are a primary concern for many Northern Utah households; and like most home improvement installations, a water softener installation will largely vary in terms of price.
Salt-based water softeners will likely be your most affordable option, but you’ll also have to factor in how you’ll need to continually purchase the salt that’s needed for this device.
Salt-free water softeners will not require incurring costs, but they tend to be a little more expensive up-front.
Magnetic and reverse osmosis water softeners will have many differentiations in terms of pricing, and these differences will largely depend upon the device’s overall size.
Our Master Plumbers will make sure to thoroughly explain your best options, and let you know which type of water softener would work best for your household’s size and budget!
It’s also important to note that we’ll always work with you through our financing options to ensure that the finances of your new water softener are as manageable as possible.
What To Expect During Your Water Softener Installation
It’s likely that the water softener installation process will dramatically vary depending upon what type of device you end up purchasing, because each type will require its own unique installation methods.
The good news is that it’s more than likely going to be rather simple for our experienced specialists to conduct this type of installation, but our team will let you know if there are any complications within your property’s plumbing system that will extend the installation process.
Reach Out To The Beehive Plumbing Specialists To Learn More About Our Water Softener Installations!
Beehive Plumbing has supported countless homes and businesses throughout the Salt Lake City Metro Area with water softener installations, and we’ll be more than happy to test your property’s water supply and let you know what type of water softener would be best for you.
So contact us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to get in touch with our team and let us know how we can support you and your efforts towards softening your property’s water supply!