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Water Softener System

Utah plumbers understand the value of installing water softeners. Homeowners and businesses throughout the Salt Lake Valley regularly deal with hard water issues and call on Manwill to help resolve problems that stem from Utah’s hard water. Water softener systems reduce limescale buildup, rust, minerals, and other contaminants  plaguing your water supply. These contaminants create problems, from irritated skin to mineral deposits in your pipes, and the hard water can cause irreversible damage to your plumbing and appliances. Depending on where you live in Utah, the degree to which hard water penetrates your home’s unfiltered water system will change. Installing a water softener system will either eliminate or chemically change the harsh minerals clogging your tap water. It is a smart alternative to one of the most common issues facing Utah homeowners and businesses.

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How Water Softeners Work

Utah is notorious for hard water. Depending on where you live in the Salt Lake Valley, your home or business’s natural water will have some degree of minerals and ions like magnesium and calcium, affecting your water supply’s chemical makeup. These elements can be an enemy to your showers, baths, sinks, dishes, appliances, hair, and skin. Water softener systems can help combat the issue by providing a necessary counter-balance.

Water softeners act like a water filtration system. The water softener system works by:

  • Introducing salt ions like sodium and potassium into your water through a water softening tank
  • Using small resin beads covered in salt or potassium ions to reduce the harshness of hard minerals like calcium and magnesium
  • Chemically swapping hard ions for soft ions as the natural water flows through the water softener system
  • Removing unwanted minerals into a wastewater drain
  • Providing clean, soft water throughout your plumbing system

As the water softener system works, you will quickly notice the difference it has on your water supply. Current water softener systems are even more efficient than they have been in the past. While old styles relied on an analog clock to regenerate, new water softeners use an in-system clock that easily adjusts water softness. Simply change the clock to adjust for hardness or softness. These water softeners also use less salt.

Manwill’s Utah plumbing repair experts do not recommend a salt-free water softening system. These water softeners don’t work as well as salt-based systems and still require adding a chloride or potassium element. If you are interested in boosting your plumbing efficiency, contact our plumbers about our special plumbing services. We would love to discuss the benefits of updating your current water softener system.

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The integrity of your water supply plays a massive role in your home. Installing a water softener system has obvious advantages. Shampoo, conditioner, and dish soap will lather more freely, reducing the amount of soap you use. Your skin and hair will feel less dry than they did when using hard water. Dishes will have fewer streaks after running them through the dishwasher, and clothes will emerge cleaner from the washing machine.

Along with improving the look and feel of things that come in contact with water, you will also find that home appliances run more efficiently. A water softener will help to extend the life of these appliances, as well as the pipes of your home plumbing system. Whether improving your family’s health and wellness or increasing the longevity of your appliances, soft water does a lot more than you might think. Here are a few of the benefits you receive after a water softener installation:

Improved Tap Water

Water contaminants could be changing the way your tap water tastes. Installing a water softening system will help eliminate these minerals to improve the taste, smell, and look of your natural water supply. If you regularly drink water from the tap, schedule an appointment with a Utah plumber today.

Reduces Clog and Mineral Buildup

Hard water ions can build up in your plumbing, leading to clogs and irreversible damage. Improve the quality of your water by buying a water softener. These systems will leave very little to no residue in your pipes, extending the life of your entire plumbing system.

Softer Hair and Skin

Without a soft water system, the natural hard water in Utah homes can wreak havoc on your body. A water softening system will filter the minerals to soften your skin and hair. There will be no need to worry that your water is damaging your hair and clogging your pores.

Keep Your Appliances, Dishes, and Laundry Safe

Hard water residue can damage your appliances, dishes, and laundry. Leave the limescale buildup behind with a water softener system. It will benefit anything your water touches—pipes, fixtures, bathtubs, showers, sinks, dishes, dishwasher, washing machine, and clothes.


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Are you frustrated with the water at your home or business? Install a water softener system by relying on the help of the master plumbers at Manwill Plumbing & Heating. Our team provides in-home consultation to determine whether you have hard water. Certain areas of the Wasatch Front and Salt Lake Valley will have a higher concentration of hard water than others. For instance, Herriman, Utah, has one of the highest levels of hard water in the state. Compare Herriman to Sandy, Utah, located a few miles east, and Herriman’s hard water levels are off the chart. However, any home located in these two cities would be a great candidate for a water softener installation.

We will conduct an accuracy test to find the appropriate water softness for your area during our initial service. Your location and a range of other factors will help our Utah plumber determine which water softening system will reduce the hard water minerals found in your natural water supply. Our master plumbers will also provide a list of brands we trust in a range of prices to ensure you install the best water softener system for your home or business. From installing water softeners in new homes to offering customers in-home consultations to determine appropriate plumbing repairs and services, Manwill plumbers handle everything you need to run your home confidently.

Feel free to contact us 24/7 with any questions you have on plumbing services and water softener systems. We will do everything we can to make your home efficient and free of any plumbing problems.

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