Water Softener Repair, Maintenance & Installation Services in Columbus, OH

Commercial and residential water softeners are made to operate silently and seamlessly with your current plumbing system. Using an ion exchange process, water softening systems extract minerals (mainly magnesium, iron, sulfur, and calcium) from your water supply to prevent calcium buildup, rust stains, and other problems that damage water pipes and appliances utilizing water.

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Upgrading to a top-notch water softening system not only makes cleaning the house easier but it also makes the water taste much better and makes it better for you. This prolongs the lifespan and efficiency of residential appliances that use the water coming through the pipes. Keep in mind the size of the water softener you install is essential in terms of how it affects the water pressure. Smaller tanks make water pressure lower. Larger tanks make it higher.

How Do Water Softeners Work?

A water softener treats tap water. They are filtration systems that remove high concentrations of minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals cause hard water, which can have a distinct smell throughout the home. When water goes through the water softening system, it removes hard water minerals. The softened water goes through the water softening system to flow through plumbing.

To find the right water softener for your home, we start by checking the hardness of the water supply. This is measured in grains per gallon. Each system includes a brine tank, which holds all the salt used to soften the water. Your water level should always be a little bit below your level of salt, which is located in the system’s brine tank. Here, the water needs to come in contact with the salt to absorb it and create the right concentration of brine. Because of this, the water softener’s tank is filled with thousands of tiny beads, which are called “resin beads.” When hardness minerals are brought into contact with this collection of resin beads, they bind to them and remove what needs to be removed as the water leaves the tank. This collection of beads in the tank is known as the resin bed.

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4 Benefits of Water Softeners

Less Water Consumption

You need a lot of hard water when you are cleaning thanks to the scale and the fact that lather does not form readily. After installing a water softener, you might be surprised at how much less water you need.

Improved Water Taste

While a water softener and water filter’s purpose is more than just taste, one of the biggest reasons many people get them installed is to make the water coming out of the tap better tasting for drinking. One of the big perks of installing a water softener and water filter is better-tasting water coming out of every tap in your home or business. As a result, food and beverages prepared with softened and filtered water taste better.

Softer Skin and Silkier Hair

Homeowners using water softeners also benefit from softer skin and silkier hair. This is because chlorine and hard water common to water systems cannot cause damage. Because your skin won’t be as dry, and you won’t have to apply as much lotion after bathing. Soap forms a curd instead of a lather with hard water, but it lathers much more nicely with softened water.

Lower Energy Bills

When considering water softener pros and cons, one of the primary points in the former checkbox is reduced energy consumption. For one, your water heater’s exchange efficiency improves with soft water. Second, you won’t have to use as much warm water in the shower to clean your skin and hair properly (more on this later).

Are you a Columbus area homeowner searching for water softener services? Call Five Star at (614) 401-8086 today!

Water Softener FAQ

What is a water softener?

A Water Softener is a filtration system that works to remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium that cause hard water. When water flows through a water softener, the system filters out these hard water minerals, and the softened water then leaves the water softening system to flow through plumbing.

How often should one add salt to a softener?

Salt is usually added to the reservoir during the regeneration of the softener. The more often a softener is regenerated, the more often salt needs to be added. Usually, water softeners are checked once a month. To guarantee a satisfactory production of soft water, the salt level should be kept at least half-full at all times.

What is hard water?

When water is referred to as ‘hard’ this means that it contains more minerals than plain water. These are especially the minerals calcium and magnesium. The degree of hardness of the water increases, when more calcium and magnesium dissolve. Magnesium and calcium are positively charged ions. Because of their presence, other positively charged ions will dissolve less easily in hard water than in water that does not contain calcium and magnesium. This is the cause of the fact that soap doesn’t really dissolve in hard water.

Choose Five Star for Water Softener Services in Columbus, OH

The friendly plumbers at Five Star Central Plumbing are your trusted experts for water heater services, including both residential and commercial heater installation, water heater repair, and water heating system maintenance. We carry trusted names such as Bradford White and Navien! We proudly install these electric systems across the Greater Columbus, OH area, including Downtown, Short North, German Village, Old Towne East, Grove City, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Grandview Heights, and more.

Hiring an expert plumber from Five Star Columbus Plumbing to install your residential water softener or commercial water softener should enable the equipment to last more than 20 years. Just remember to change your water softener filters as needed.

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