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Water Softener Services

Water Softener Services

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The presence of hard water can be a common complaint with homeowners. Hard water can cause issues because it can be harmful to your plumbing system and because it negatively affects how you and your family use your plumbing system. Our professional plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro can help you with your hard water related issues. Our experts can install, maintain, and repair water softening systems and provide high-quality water softeners, ensuring customers get the best water treatment products available. When you hire our professionals to install or repair your water softener, you can rest assured knowing that you chose the right plumber for the job.

Why Your Home Needs a Water Softening/Conditioning System

Your plumbing may be at risk because of scale build up, but your appliances can also be damaged, and toilets and sinks can stain without a water softening or conditioning system. You will have better-tasting water without odor, less water spots, lower risk of pipe corrosion, and your appliances will work at their expected efficiency.

Water Softener Installation

Our plumbers are here to help you choose the right water softening system for your home. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro promises you will be satisfied with your new water softening system.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro will install the right system for your home and give you peace of mind knowing that your system is working correctly and efficiently. Trying to install a water softening system on your own can be a challenge, but our plumbers are skilled and experienced with all systems. We take pride in the work we do and will make sure you understand the installation process. When you call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro, we know you’ll be happy with your new water softening system

Expert Water Softener Maintenance

Did you know that your water softening system needs routine maintenance? Our professional plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro can provide timely maintenance necessary to keep your water softening system running at its optimal performance. When you call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro, our technicians will inspect your water softening system to ensure it’s working properly. If your system is not working the way it should, our technicians are here to answer any questions and help you with the best solution.

How Often Should a Water Softener System Be Checked?

Hard water carries a surplus of calcium and magnesium. That buildup of minerals can not only affect your plumbing, but can damage appliances, too. Hard water leaves a residue on faucets and appliances, lowers the efficiency of your water heater, and could cause slow drains or even clogged pipes. Hard water can even leave water spots on dishes and cause your skin to be dry and itchy. This could mean your water softening/conditioning system isn’t functioning properly and it’s time to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro.

Water Softener Maintenance: Six Tips to Follow:

1.) Check the Salt Level Every Four to Six Weeks – Don’t wait until you start noticing the signs of hard water before checking the salt level in your brine tank. By occasionally peeking inside it, you can ward off annoying issues like cloudy glasses and water that won’t get bubbly and soapy while showering or doing the dishes.

A good rule of thumb is to check inside every four to six weeks, but the frequency will vary depending on the type of equipment you have, the hardness of your water, and other variables.

2.) Use the Right Kind of Salt – Contrary to popular belief, any type of salt won’t work in a softener. There are two types of salt that water softeners use: Cubes and crystals. Although most modern softeners use cubes, you shouldn’t assume your water softener does.

3.) Inspect Your Equipment Every Few Months – In addition to periodically checking the salt level of your water softener, make a point of inspecting it more closely every two or three months. You will primarily be looking for a solid buildup of salt in the brine tank. This phenomenon is known as bridging, and it can prevent the salt from contacting the water. This can prevent the resin beads from being cleaned as needed, and the water fails to get properly softened.

4.) Eliminate Bridges – One benefit to keeping brine tank at a lower level or about half full is less chance of salt crusting because of moisture. If you discover a bridge in your brine tank, use something like a broom handle to break it up. Once one has developed, though, it will recur quickly.

5.) Clean the Brine Tank – Although modern softeners rarely need to be cleaned, it’s better to be safe and have it cleaned. Refer to the owner’s manual to find out the best way to clean your brine tank. Plan on doing this every six to 12 months.

6.) Add a Pre-Filter– Whether you are on a city or well water feed, there are sediments and “sludge” in the water. Water treatment systems have seals, gaskets and very small ports that can be harmed by particles in the water and can affect the life of your system. We have found that you can add many years to your system and protect the sanitation by adding pre-filtration. This will also benefit chlorine removal inside your home.

Water Softener Replacement

Nothing lasts forever, and even with the best care to maintenance and proper usage, there will come a time when your water softener is no longer able to do its intended job. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro, we will thoroughly assess the condition of your water heater and give you our honest opinion based on years of experience as to whether it would be more feasible to repair it or go with water softener replacement instead.

There are several situations in which water softener replacement would be the best option. First, if your system is so old that finding parts for it is challenging or impossible and it needs one of those parts, there may be no choice but to replace it. In addition, if the cost of a repair is high enough, it might make more sense to put that money into water softener replacement.

Another benefit of water softener replacement is that you can take advantage of newer technologies to deliver even better water for you, your family, and the plumbing in your North Metro, MN home. Earlier water softeners removed calcium and magnesium, whereas modern units also remove excess minerals for even softer water.

We are equipped to swap out your existing water softener or do the initial installation if you do not currently have one. Our goal is for you to enjoy cleaner, purer water, and if that can be best accomplished with water softener replacement, that is the recommendation we will make, but the choice is always up to you. Contact us today if you would like to know more about our water softener services.

Our Plumbers Are Experts in Water Softeners

From water softener installation to maintenance and repairs, the experienced plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of North Metro have the know-how to take care of all your water softener needs. We offer straightforward, transparent pricing and provide on time and satisfaction guarantees that give you peace of mind about your plumbing. Call our professional team today to schedule an appointment!

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