For expert water softener system repair, installation and replacement services in Columbia, count on the master plumbers at Columbia Plumbing Company. When regular maintenance tasks like changing the filter or adding salt don't resolve issues with your water softener system, it's time to call in a licensed plumber who will diagnose the issue and perform the necessary repairs.
The soap test is an unscientific but helpful way of judging if your water is hard or soft. If you have a water softener system installed already, you should have soft water. If your water fails the soap test, it means your water softener system needs some attention from a licensed plumber.
"The Soap Test" involves mixing a pure liquid soap (like Castille) in a glass of water. If it creates a lot of bubbles and lather, your water is considered "soft." If it doesn't, your water is "hard" and your water softener isn't doing its job. If you want to do a side-by-side comparison, do the soap test as well in a separate container using distilled water to see the difference.
Columbia's abundant water supply comes primarily from the Broad River Basin. It's then routed through our municipal water treatment plant and water supply system. By the time it reaches our residences, that water tends to have a hardness level that can be destructive when used by appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers, water heaters, etc.
Water softeners are very beneficial for your plumbing system and all of the appliances that use water. They reduce or eliminate concentrations of calcium and magnesium that create buildup or corrode surfaces. "Hard water" is made soft again through these systems, and they require regular attention from property owners to function at peak efficiency.
Not all water softener systems are created equal, and each type is best suited for specific areas and needs. Contact Columbia Plumbing Company today to schedule a free consultation. We'll be happy to show you the water softener systems on the market today and help you choose the one that makes the most sense for your home.