Water Softener Services in New Hampshire
When Would a Home Need a Water Softener System?
A water softener should not be confused with a water filtration system. While a whole home filtration system is an excellent option when dealing with harmful contaminants, water softeners do just what they sound like. A water softener conditions and strips hard minerals from your water. If your water quality results show high PPM (parts per million) levels of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc, you likely have hard water.
Benefits of a Water Softener System
Most public water sources in New Hampshire are not hard enough to be detrimental to your health, but water softener or conditioning systems will decrease common issues caused by hard water such as scaling, staining, and decreased efficiency in appliances such as a washing machine. Depending on whether you source your water from a private well, they can also remove trace metals such as lead, iron, or copper.
Types of Water Softener Systems
Traditional water softeners use mediums such as salt to strip hard minerals from your water, but there are several options now available on the market depending on your specific needs. Here are some examples of what Heritage can provide for you:
- Ion-Exchange Water Softeners
- Salt-Free Water Softeners
- Dual-Tank Water Softeners
- Magnetic Water Softeners
New Hampshire Water Softener System Services
Water quality and hardness can vary drastically across the Northeast. The best way to know what kind of water you’re dealing with is to have it tested. Whether you’re on public or private water, hardness is typically not treated for.
That’s why the experts at Heritage offer a complete line of services for your water softener needs such as professional water quality evaluation. If your evaluation determines that you have hard water, our well and water quality team will provide you with a customized solution for your a water softener installation, and let you decide how to proceed. If you already own a softener that may not be working as well as it used to, we also offer water softener repair and maintenance services.
What Type of Maintenance Do Water Softener Systems Require?
Checking salt levels, cleaning the brine tank, and managing salt “bridges” are all common tasks that can be performed by the homeowner. However, if you are uncomfortable working with your system or it hasn’t been working the way it used to, we recommend calling a professional. Less common but serious issues such as iron fouling can occur and cause major problems for your home’s water quality if not dealt with quickly.
It’s also important to note that just like any mechanical equipment, components that make up your system will experience wear and tear from daily use and should be replaced before an issue occurs. Routine maintenance at least once a year from a licensed provider will prevent this from happening.