Like most places in the United States, there’s hard water, so water softeners in San Diego, CA are in demand. Indeed, the water hardness levels are around 16 grains per gallon, which is considered extremely hard. Hard water contains minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, and is actually good for you to drink.
On the other hand, it’s terrible for your plumbing pipes and water-dependent appliances such as your washing machine. That’s because the calcium and magnesium leach out of the water and form hard deposits called limescale. Over time, limescale can clog pipes, especially hot water pipes to the point where the water pressure is affected. Even if it’s not depositing limescale, hard water can make laundry dingy, cause ugly stains on porcelain sinks and tubs, and leave spots on glassware. It also makes soap hard to lather up and rinse off. Fortunately, our quality water softener company can help.
Water Softeners in San Diego
A water softener starts to work when hard water comes in through your home’s fresh water inlet pipe. It is directed into a tank of resin beads in a brine bath. This tank is connected to another tank filled with rock salt that dissolves to form the brine. Once in the tank of resin balls, the minerals are exchanged for sodium ions. The softened water then flows up and out of the tank to the fixtures in your house or to your hot water tank.
Water softeners are easy to maintain, but from time to time our plumbers may:
- Replenish the salt
- Clean the brine tank
- Clean the resin tank if needed
- Remove salt bridges
- Rinse and replace resin beads
A water softener can last for between 10 and 15 years. Signs that you may need to replace it include things you may notice when you bathe or wash dishes. Soap stops lathering up, your clothes come out of the washing machine dull and scratchy, and you’ll start to see limescale buildup around your pipes and your faucets. These of course are signs that hard water is coming back, and they’ll persist even if you call one of our plumbers to check your water softener.
San Diego Water Softener Company
The water of southern California is notoriously hard, and our plumbers at Marklein Plumbing are skilled at installing, maintaining and repairing much-needed water softeners. We have served our customers for many years, and our plumbers are knowledgeable. In 2020, we were awarded the Expertise Award as the Best Plumbers in Escondido for our skills, knowledge, courtesy and punctuality.
Don’t let hard water ruin your plumbing. Call Marklein Plumbing for a water softener in San Diego installed today.