Water Softeners

Water Softeners 2019-11-27T05:17:10-05:00

Do You Need Water Softener Installation?

A water softener does just what it sounds like – it softens hard water. Hard water is water that has a high dissolved mineral content – generally calcium or magnesium. You know you have hard water when you get white spots or rings on your pots and pans or built-up white calcification on showerheads and faucets. More than 85% of homes in the United States have hard water, and it is especially common in homes with well water.

Drinking hard water will not hurt you, (some people say hard water actually tastes better) but the deposits left behind by hard water collect on the inside of your pipes over time. This can especially be a problem with boilers, radiators, water heaters and dishwashers. Hard water can also lead to increased soap scum in showers and bathtubs.

A Water Softener System Can Help

If you have any of the issues described above, installation of a water softener system can make a huge difference. Five Star Plumbing provides water softener system installation and maintenance throughout the Baltimore area, including Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County, and Howard County areas.

Benefits of Water Softener Installation

Water softener installation comes with many benefits:

  • Increased life expectancy of your plumbing system and water-using appliances due to decrease in clogging from hard water scale
  • Reduced soap scum on showers, tubs, and sinks
  • Decreased spotting of glassware, dishes, pots and pans, etc.
  • And more

Choose the Right Water Softener System

Before purchasing a water softener system, make sure it has the correct capacity for your family.Five Star Plumbing can help you run the numbers so that you get a properly sized system.

Most water softeners contain salt to remove the excess hard minerals. This can lead to a salty taste for the water. Your water softener system can bypass the cold water in the kitchen, allowing you to use unsoftened water for drinking water and cooking.Another option for better tasting water is to use a salt-free water softener, or water conditioner.

Water Softener Repair

If you need water softener repair, Five Star Plumbing has you covered. We can fix your water softener injectors, check your brine tank, and regenerate the resin tank. And if your water softener is more than 10-15 years old, we may suggest replacing it.

Call Five Star Plumbing at 410-836-0118 to schedule service or installation of a new water softener system. If it’s not an emergency, you can also use our contact form and someone will get back to you shortly.