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Water softener installation in Peterborough

Hard water is water that contains a high concentration of dissolved minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium. If ground water is your source, like when on a private well system, chances are pretty high that hard water will be a problem for you. Hard water can reduce the lifespan of your plumbing system and water appliances, not to mention scale build up, soap scum and reduced cleaning effectiveness.

Water softener Peterborough

New water softener customer

Recently, we installed a new water softener for one of our customers in Peterborough. The installation involved several steps. Here is a general description of the process:

  1. Assessing water hardness: Before installing a water softener, we first determined the level of water hardness. We do this with a portable water testing kit. Water hardness is usually measured in grains per gallon (GPG) or parts per million (PPM).
  2. Shutting off water supply: Before starting the installation, we turned off the main water supply to the home. This was done by closing the main water shut-off valve located near the water meter.
  3. Installing bypass valves: Bypass valves allow you to divert water around the water softener when necessary, such as during maintenance or when using water for outdoor purposes that don’t require softening.
  4. Connecting to the plumbing: The next step involved connecting the water softener to the plumbing system. This included cutting the existing pipe and installing the necessary fittings and connectors to integrate the water softener.
  5. Setting up the drain: Water softeners produce wastewater during the regeneration process. As such, we installed a drain line for the discharge of this wastewater.
  6. Electrical connection: The water softener requires an electrical connection to operate. We connected the softener to a nearby electrical outlet.
  7. Adding salt: Water softeners use salt to regenerate the resin bed and remove the accumulated hardness minerals.
  8. Flushing and testing: Once the installation was complete, we turned on the main water supply and checked for any leaks. We allowed the water softener to go through a regeneration cycle to flush out any initial impurities. We then tested the water softener to ensure it was functioning correctly by checking the water hardness levels periodically.

It’s important to note that the specific steps and requirements for water softener installation can vary depending on the brand and model of the unit. Always consult a professional plumber or water treatment specialist before purchasing or attempting to install. Call the expert plumbers a Doyle Home Services for a free estimate and hardness test.

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