You researched the hard water issue at your home and decided to purchase and install a water softener yourself to help solve the annoying water problem.
In this post we take a look at installing and maintaining a water softener.
Do note: Most homeowners who are comfortable with Do It Yourself projects around the house and who are familiar with basic plumbing should be able to install a water softener themselves. However, if you are unsure of your DIY skills and plumbing knowledge, call your plumber for assistance. It will cost extra dinero, but you’ll have a peace of mind that the job is done correctly and you can save a weekend day to watch the Bulldogs, Falcons, or Braves.
See the first post for a brief introduction on this How To Plumbing Series
To Start the How To Plumbing Series we began by addressing plumbing emergencies, including:
In Part Two, we address:
The thought of installing anything plumbing related — a new faucet, toilet, water heater, or water softener — is daunting for everybody but the professional plumber.
Do you install it yourself?
Use the dealer or home improvement center’s install technicians?
Or do you call a plumber?
There are many essential systems in our homes. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) keeps us comfortable. Electric and gas powers everything that needs energy. And plumbing brings us fresh water for cooking and cleaning and removes waste.
When something goes wrong with the HVAC, it gets uncomfortably hot or cold. We call a repair tech to fix the problem. When something goes amiss with the electric or gas, whatever is powered stops working. We call the electric or gas company to send a repair tech. When something goes wrong with the plumbing, problems range from annoying (a toilet that won’t stop “running”) to catastrophic (a burst pipe spewing water all over the floor). We frantically call a plumber.
If you’re tired of dealing with hard water in your home — from the increased costs associated with just having hard water to all the temporary fixes you’ve tried to deal with it — it may be time to consider a more permanent fix.
In this post we take a closer look at water softeners, what they are, what you should consider when buying one, and how they work.