How Long Does it Take to Install a Water Softener?
We know you’re busy and don’t want the water softener installation job to drag on. We also know it can be stressful having someone working in your home.
That’s why our professional team makes every effort to work as efficiently as possible—without compromising quality. We’ll arrive at the scheduled time with all of the necessary equipment, which helps cut down on time-wasting supply runs.
How long it takes to get your water softener set up depends on whether or not your home is pre-plumbed. Most newer homes have existing water softener loops that were installed during the initial build. If your home is already equipped with this feature, we can easily get your system set up and running in 1-2 hours.
If you live in an older house or building without a water softener loop, you can still install a water softening system. It will simply require a few additional steps. We’ll need to access the main water line, put in bypass valves, and if necessary trim and solder additional pipes for installation. This process can take a few hours to ensure your plumbing lines and water softener are hooked up and working correctly.
What is the Best Type of Water Softener?
There are three mainstream methods of water softening, each featuring different technology to keep out hard water minerals.
Ion exchange (salt-based)—This is the most effective and popular method of water softening. It involves two tanks. One houses the resin beads that attract and capture hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium; the other tank holds the brine solution that helps remove the abrasive minerals from the water. Even though salt is used, your water will not taste salty.
Salt-free systems—Instead of using sodium, salt-free systems use potassium-chloride to reduce the effects of hard water. This is an ideal option for homeowners who prefer less maintenance since there is no need to check salt levels and worry about refilling the tank. These systems are also more compact and take up less space than salt-based units.
Reverse osmosis—This system directs your water through a membrane that catches not only hard water minerals but also other contaminants and impurities, making it a great choice for comprehensive water filtration.
The best type of water softener depends on your particular needs and preferences. If you would like a proven, reliable system, we recommend salt-based units. If you prefer to be hands-off when it comes to maintaining your water softener, you may want to look into salt-free solutions. For total home filtration that targets more than hard water, we suggest a reverse osmosis system.
Taylor Group will help you navigate the many products available and recommend the best system for your home.
We know you’ve got more questions! Call us at (855) 999-LEAK to learn more about the benefits and details of water softener installation for your Manhattan home.