Tooele Water Softener System Installation & Repair
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Water quality and softness affects every part of our lives from drinking water, to water for bathing, cooking and washing. Hard water simply has an excessive amount of mineral deposits such as calcium and magnesium carbonates. Since 1992, All Types Plumbing, Drain & Rooter Service has helped families in Tooele, UT improve their water by installing and repairing water softener systems. Our same-day service, 30 day guarantee on repairs and reasonable prices keep our customers happy. Click here to see customer reviews.
How a Water Softening System Works
A water softener system works by employing ion exchanges, specifically by exchanging ‘hard’ minerals such as calcium and magnesium for ‘soft’ minerals like sodium and potassium within the resin tank. At All Types Plumbing, Drain & Rooter, we use Sentry II 960 Series Digital-On-Demand Electronic Residential Water Softeners.
A few notes about our water softener:
- Saves up to 50% in salt and uses less water by regeneration only when necessary.
- The 1″ full port design allows for the highest flow rates available in a 3/4″ and a 1″ system.
- The electronic microprocessor keeps track of the amount of water used each day and adjusts itself to match your family’s needs.
- State of the art electronic microprocessor backs up the program memory without the use of a battery. No battery to have to remember to change out.
- Reserve capacity is self-adjusting to ensure a continuous supply of conditioned water.
- Premium quality water softening resin to ensure trouble free operation.
- Reduces the effect of scale build up in your water heater and water piping.
- Extends the life of dishwasher, washing machines, water heaters as well as faucets and other water used appliances.
- Reduces the amount of detergent and soap requirements by up to 70%.
- Clothes washed in conditioned water last longer, colors stay brighter, and come out cleaner and softer.
- Helps control spotting on glasses and tableware.
- Helps reduce skin irritations and adds a healthy luster to hair, leaving it soft and easy to groom.
Hard Water vs Software
We receive countless questions from our customers in our practice asking about the difference between hard and soft water. While hard water is not considered hazardous to one’s health, hard water can often be a root cause in plumbing problems and issues with water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines, for example. The determining difference between the two is calculated by the extent of minerals such as calcium and magnesium found in the water.
Though they do not factor into the determination of whether water is hard or soft, other minerals such as iron, manganese and aluminum are found in the water as well in certain areas of the country. Water with the highest mineral content of calcium and magnesium is seen as hard water. The calculation is made by measuring how many grains per gallon (gpg) are present in the water. Soft water contains 0-3.5 gpg, Moderately Hard water contains 3.5-7.0 gpg, Hard Water contains 7.0-10.5, and Very Hard water contains at least 10.5 gpg.
When rain water first hits the ground, it is always soft. But as it comes into contact with the underground water pipes and the limestone on them plus the minerals in the ground, it becomes harder. An easy way to figure out if you have hard water in your home is to do a little experiment the next time you are in the shower or brushing your teeth: If the soap or toothpaste lathers easily and provides a lot of froth, the chances are great that you have soft water. In Tooele and Salt Lake Counties and surrounding areas our water is very hard and most water softeners cannot keep up with the constant work load of all minerals in our soil. Don’t be fooled by ads selling quick fix solutions as you will end up paying more in the long run.
What Effects Does Hard Water Have
Hard water is not a hazard to your health. Drinking hard water generally contributes a small amount toward total calcium and magnesium the human diet requires. Many studies have suggested a correlation between hard water and lower cardiovascular disease mortality.
The benefits associated with the minerals calcium and magnesium to the human body: Calcium: essential to bone and tooth development, blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve transmission – may reduce heart disease Magnesium: neuromuscular activity of heart, energy metabolism, protein synthesis Household plumbing and appliances are greatly affected by hard water conditions.
Some of the effects include clogged pipes, water heater inefficiency and hard scaling. Hard water is also linked to decreased water flow or water pressure and seized (frozen) valves in faucets, water heaters, and fixtures. Water heaters operate up to 30% less efficiently when hard water scale is present. If some type of water softener device is not installed to correct the negative effects of hard water the repairs can be costly as well as a nuisance. You will pay one way or another either by repairing damaged plumbing,
Replacing appliances or by purchasing a water softener to take care of the negative effects of hard water. The main purpose of all water softeners is to eliminate the negative side effects of hard water. It’s easy to forget how important water is in our lives. Of course we need it in our diet, but in our homes, it’s a tool–a fluid medium that carries material from one place to the next. And one of the reasons it does this job well is that it’s very good at holding things, either by suspending them or dissolving them.
Another effect of hard water is that soaps and detergents lose some effectiveness. Instead of dissolving completely, soap combines with the minerals to form a coagulated soap curd. Because less soap is dissolved, more is required. And the sticky insoluble curd hangs around–it clings to the skin and may actually inhibit cleansing. Washed hair seems dull and lifeless. In the laundry, things aren’t much better.
The soap curd can work its way into your clothes as they’re being washed in your automatic washing machine. This can keep dirt trapped in the fibers, and it can stiffen and roughen the fabric. In addition to affecting the actual washing process, insoluble soap deposits leave spots on everything you wash–from your dishes to the family car–and a soap film will build up in your bath and shower. Another reason to be concerned about hard water is its effect on your plumbing system. Calcium and magnesium deposits can build up in pipes, reducing flow to taps and appliances.
to the problem is to get rid of the calcium and magnesium. While there are chemical treatments that do this, the safest and most popular answer is a Water Softener. But not just any Water Softener. The Sentry II 960 Series Digital-On-Demand Electronic Residential Water Softeners are suitable for applications up to 60,000 grains of hardness removal capacity at peak flow rates of up to 24 gpm depending on the system selected.
Sentry II Electronic on-demand metered soft watered system when installed by All Types Plumbing, Drain & Rooter Service Guarantees our Water Softeners Unconditionally for a Full Five Years. That is on the entire softener unit and all labor!
To learn more about water softener installation and repair, call All Types Plumbing, Drain & Rooter at (435) 833-9393.