Water Softener Installation

Water softening is a technique that serves the removal of the ions that cause the water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions. Iron ions may also be removed during softening. The best way to soften water is to use a water softener unit and connect it directly to the water supply.

Benefits

  • Soft water will preserve the life of all water-using appliances.
  • It will also extend the lifetime of your plumbing.
  • Water heaters that are protected by a water softening system are proven to reduce your yearly energy cost.
    • The resulting soft water benefits your plumbing fixtures, pipes, appliances, clothing and body.

Do you have hard water?

The U.S. Department of Interior and the Water Quality Association classifies hard water as follows:

Yulee Water Softener Installation
Classification Mg/l or ppm Grains/gal
Soft 0 – 17.1 0-1
Slightly Hard 17.1 – 60 1 – 3.5
Moderately Hard 60 – 120 3.5 – 7.0
Hard 120 – 180 7.0 – 10.5
Very Hard 180 and over 10.5 and over

 

 

If your water tests at 1 GPG (17.1 mg/L) or less, then you have soft water. Water around 1-3.5 GPG (17.1-60 mg/L) occupies a gray zone between soft and slightly hard water and 3.5-7 GPG (60-120 mg/L) is moderately hard. Hard water is around 7-10.5 GPG (120 – 180 mg/L), and very hard water is above that [source: Water Quality Association].

Public water systems operators are required to provide annual water quality reports, referred to as consumer confidence reports (CCR). Turner Plumbing has attached those reports in PDF form below for JEA, FPL and North Beach Utility.

High levels of calcium, magnesium and other minerals within your water make water ‘hard’.

Hard water causes:

  • Soap scum and water spots.
  • A scale of minerals that can contribute to the inefficient operation or failure of water-using appliances.
  • Pipes can become clogged with scale.
  • Buildup on plumbing fixtures
  • Poor soap and detergent performance
  • Restrict water supply

Water softening is simply the removal of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals within hard water.

What to expect…

In general, to replace a water softener the estimated time is 2-3 hours. If you want to add a water softener to a home, new installation generally takes 4-5 hours.

Turner plumbing installs metered water softeners. Meter valves use less salt, because regeneration cycles are set.

The size of the water softener is dependent upon the size of the home and the amount of water used

Due to the variations, Turner plumbing gives free estimates for water softener installation and replacement. We will provide you with a formal proposal of work

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