Albuquerque Water Softener Service
Providing Safe & Reliable Whole-Home Water Treatment Solutions
At Steward's Plumbing Inc., our Albuquerque water treatment team can resolve your hard water issues by installing a water softener system. Hard water seems harmless, but in actuality, it is just as destructive as the invisible minerals in your water are to your pipes and appliances.
There are many drawbacks to continued usage of hard water, like:
- Scale Build-Up
- Stained Plumbing Fixtures
- Dry Hair and Skin
- Discolored Laundry
The minerals from hard water can settle into the lining of your water heater or form clogs and leave residue in your dishwasher or washing machine. The damage to these appliances can lead to hundreds of dollars of loss due to prematurely worn appliances and plumbing parts. When you turn on your faucets or wash your clothes, you want to be able to trust that the water you're using isn't damaging your home. Water softener systems help resolve the issues created by hard water. When water is described as "hard," it means the water has a large mineral load. While you can't usually see or taste these dissolved minerals, they can wreak havoc on your hair, dishes, and plumbing fixtures.
Benefits of Water Softener Systems
Minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water will not harm your health, but they can destroy your pipes and plumbing foundations. A water softening system can tremendously reduce the impact of these minerals and take the hard minerals and replace them with different ions. It's hard to imagine how an invisible mineral load can lead to clogged drains and damage to water-related appliances in your home, like your washing machine, dishwasher, and water heater. If you're suffering hard water-related damages, the Albuquerque water treatment experts at Steward's Plumbing Inc. can help eliminate the problem.
If you still aren't sure whether you could benefit from a water softener system, consider the advantages of adding a whole-home system to your house.
- Improves the effectiveness of your cleaning supplies: Hard water and soap do not play well together. You may have noticed that your soap and cleansers don't work well in hard water. When your soap encounters hard water, it can't create the proper chemical reaction because there are excess soluble salts in the way, like those found in the magnesium and calcium present in hard water.
- Reduced Wear on Appliances: When appliances interact with hard water, the residue and mineral load wear on the appliances' parts and connected pipes. Scale can clog pipes over time, which will reduce the amount of water flowing into the appliance. The wear from clogs and residue can also cause leaks in the pipes and damages to your home.
Do Water Softeners Require Maintenance?
Yes, water softeners do require maintenance to ensure they operate efficiently and effectively. Maintenance tasks may vary depending on the type of water softener system you have, but here are some common maintenance requirements:
Adding Salt: For salt-based systems, regularly add salt to the brine tank based on usage and water hardness.
Cleaning the Brine Tank: Periodically clean the brine tank to prevent sediment buildup and salt bridges.
Checking the Resin Bed: Inspect and, if necessary, clean or replace the resin bed to maintain ion exchange efficiency.
Regeneration Settings: Ensure correct regeneration settings to optimize performance.
Routine Inspections: Regularly check for leaks, damage, or malfunctions and address issues promptly.
Professional Servicing: Consider professional maintenance for thorough inspections and repairs.
Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water to ensure it effectively reduces hardness minerals.
The frequency of these tasks depends on your specific system, water hardness, and usage patterns. Following maintenance guidelines will help prolong your water softener's lifespan and water quality.
Experienced, Licensed, & Trained Experts
At Steward's Plumbing Inc., we are qualified and experienced plumbers with over 40 years of experience helping residential and commercial customers with a wide variety of home comfort services. We can quickly and accurately solve your hard water problems and install a new water softener system that will leave you with better tasting and more manageable tap water. We are a 2nd generation plumbing company, and we are committed to excellence in everything we do.
When you choose to work with the Albuquerque water treatment team at Steward's Plumbing Inc., you will be treated with honesty and fairness by a team of experienced professionals. We can answer any question you may have about your water softener system and how to use it to improve tasks around your home or office. We offer affordable plumbing and water treatment solutions for customers in Albuquerque and surrounding communities.