Water Softeners Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Living in Calgary and its surrounding areas, you know all too well that we are subjected to hard water. This water can wreak havoc on your skin, hair and nails,and even ruin your clothing and dishes. Although hard water may not always smell or taste odd, it produces long-lasting effects by ruining your boilers and water tanks. Fortunately, we provide water softening systems to keep your body healthy and appliances running smoothly.

What is hard water?

When water contains a high mineral content it is considered hard. This type of water is formed when water is filtered through deposits of limestone and chalk that are primarily made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates. At home you may have noticed that suds have a hard time forming when you use soap and water. You may also notice that your washing machine and dishwasher are covered in limescale, an off-white crusty substance. Besides ruining your appliances, hard water makes your skin itchy and dry. To combat hard water, Imagine Plumbing & Appliance Ltd. offers water softeners.

What is water softening?

When we refer to water softening, we are referring to the removal of calcium and magnesium from hard water. In order to soften hard water, we use techniques that involve lime softening or ion-exchange resins. After water has been softened, it allows for soap to create suds like it’s supposed to, reduces limescale deposits, limits wear and tear on your appliances, and extends the life of your plumbing.

Water softener systems and maintenance

Once we’ve installed our softener systems, we offer water softener maintenance to our customers in Calgary and its surrounding areas. We will clean and maintain your tank to ensure that it does not become clogged. Our technicians will show you can do your part to extend the life of your water softener systems with the right amount of salt and we’ll answer any questions you may regarding the process. Basically, we’ll do all the hard work to keep your water soft and you just have to keep your tank filled with the proper amount of salt between maintenance calls.

Hard water by the numbers

According to data collected by the Water Quality Association®, the average homeowner will save approximately $900 yearly by installing a water softening system. If you do not soften the water in Calgary and its environs you are looking at reduced function and lifespan of your appliances by the following amount of years:

  • Electric Water Heater – 6.5 years
  • Gas Water Heater – 6.5 years
  • Dishwasher -3 years
  • Washing Machine – 3.3 years
  • Toilet – 4.5 years
  • Faucets 3.5 years

The listed appliances all have long-term life spans but are no match for hard water. Contact us today to avoid further hard water damage to your appliances and skin. Unless you want to replace everything in your home every few years, let Imagine Plumbing & Appliances Ltd. make your water soft.