Water Softener Installation in Irvine

If you’re sick of the unsightly mess left behind from hard water, call Pristine Plumbing, Inc. in Orange County and ask about our water softener service.

Many Orange County homeowners live with hard water and its effects and think there’s nothing they can do. However, if you’re tired of the scale build-up on your fixtures, the soap scum left behind after bathing, or the damage done to your appliances, you should know that you don’t have to put up with it. At Pristine Plumbing, Inc., we’ll inspect your system and devise a solution to soften your home’s water, so you don’t have to suffer from its effects any longer.

Hard Water & Its Effects

You’ve probably heard the term ‘hard water’ before but don’t know what it is and why it’s a problem, even though you’ve likely seen its effects. Hard water means that your water has high mineral content, typically calcium and magnesium. While hard water is safe to drink, it can wreak havoc on your plumbing and appliances, as well as cause other issues that impact the quality of your home life. Here are just a few of the effects you’re most likely dealing with if you have hard water.

Scale Build-up

Do you see white, crusty deposits on your faucets and showerheads? If so, this is because you have hard water. These deposits not only look unsightly, but they can impact the performance of your fixtures by clogging.

Soap Scum

The excess calcium in hard water makes it, so soap doesn’t dissolve properly, leaving behind a residue called soap scum. Soap scum is a chore to clean up and makes clothes feel stiff after washing.

Stained Tubs & Sinks

Another unsightly mess left behind from hard water is stains and streaks in your bathtubs and sinks, which look embarrassing if you have guests at your house.

Damaged Appliances & Plumbing

If scale builds up in your pipes or water-based appliances, it causes clogs and reduces the lifespan of things like water heaters, dishwashers, and coffee makers.

If you’re sick of dealing with the problem that comes with hard water, call Pristine Plumbing, Inc. and ask about a whole house water softener installation.

Whole Home Water Softener Benefits

Now that you know the effects of hard water, and want to do something about it, maybe it’s time to consider adding a water softener to your plumbing system. Adding a water softener isn’t as expensive as you might think, and once you do, you’ll probably wonder how you lived so long without it. If you’re still on the fence, here are a few benefits.

The first thing to consider is that water softeners make your laundry machine more efficient because soap dissolves properly. This is important because if you’ve dealt with stiff, itchy clothes or clothes that fade too quickly, a water softener fixes these problems. Detergent lathers better in soft water, meaning you get soft, comfortable clothes that last much longer than when washing with hard water.

Another advantage of a whole home water softener is that it can reduce your energy bill. How? Well, your water heater’s exchange efficiency increases with soft water, meaning it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the water at the desired temperature, thus saving you money on your energy bill.

We mentioned the unsightly stains hard water leaves behind in your bathtub, shower, and sink. Softening your water eliminates these ugly stains, which makes your home look cleaner and reduces the amount of time you spend scrubbing these stains away.

These are just a few of the many benefits you’ll get with a water softener installation. For more information, contact us either online or by calling (714) 397-5954.

If you’re interested in a water softener, you may want to consider a water filtration system too.

Sings You Need Water Softener Repair

If you have a water softener in your home, you already know how beneficial it is and how much more comfortable it makes your home life. However, like any appliance, the water softener requires routine maintenance and repairs when necessary. Here are the most common signs that it’s time to repair or replace your water softener.

Water That Tastes ‘Off’

If your water suddenly develops an odd taste, it could mean chemicals or contaminants are present in the supply. The best way to figure out what’s going on is to call a water treatment professional to test your water to determine what’s going on.

Changes In Water Pressure

There are many reasons why you’ll experience changes in your home’s water pressure, from clogged pipes to water leaks. However, one area many people don’t consider is the water softener. If your plumbing is becoming caked with calcium, it’s a sign that your water softener isn’t working correctly and needs repairing or replacing.

Signs Of Hard Water Throughout The House

Have you noticed an increase in spots appearing on your glasses, silverware, and dishes? Are you seeing soap scum building up in our shower or bathtub? When you notice the effects of hard water around your house, it’s a sure sign that something is wrong with your water softener.

A water softener installation makes your home life easier and more enjoyable. In Orange County, call Pristine Plumbing, Inc. at (714) 397-5954.