As water makes its way from reservoirs to your home, it picks up a variety of minerals that cause it to become what’s known as “hard water.” This is common in the Odessa and Midland area, and while hard water isn’t necessarily dangerous, it tastes bad and leads to a variety of inconveniences around your home that have been discussed at length in our previous posts. In this post, we’ll take a look at some specifics of what it takes to install a water softener and what it will mean for you and your family.
WHERE TO INSTALL
If you’re getting a water softener installed for the first time, it’s important to know where the system will be installed. A water softener is typically connected to the main water line, so it can service your entire home. Oftentimes it can be installed near the water heater, which means the water will be softened before it enters the water heater. This will improve efficiency and lengthen the life of your water heater.
In West Texas, the softener can be installed in a garage utility closet, but it must be in a place with access to both electricity and a drain. These are components that can typically be added as needed. Technicians at The Bosworth Company can identify and tell you where in your house installation would be the most practical for your needs.
When it’s time for the actual installation, our technicians will need to clear the area. Once the water is shut off, the installation can begin. Be prepared to have the water turned off for a few hours for installation, and any delays or surprises could mean you’re without longer for even longer.
We don’t recommend a novice homeowner or general handyman attempt to install a water softener on their own. The experts at The Bosworth Company have professional training that makes the process safe and efficient. We’re familiar with local building codes and permitting requirements and can ensure the job gets done right the first time.
WORTH THE CALL
Water softeners generally require routine, but minimal, maintenance. The good news is that The Bosworth Company offers rental packages on our water softeners that include maintenance! For full details on various water softeners for purchase or rental, make an appointment online or call us today at (432) 570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.