Does Your Home Need a Water Conditioning System?

What’s in your water?

Since water dissolves anything that comes in contact with it, various types of contamination may be present in the water you use, depending on the source, how it’s disinfected, the condition of your city’s water delivery pipes, and more.

The quality of water is different from municipality to municipality, and from well to well, so a water test is needed in order to determine the quality of your water.

Like many households, you may be dealing with hard water, and the build up of minerals in your home’s pipes, which can cause shorter lifetime of your plumbing system, water heater and many other appliances, negatively affect your skin and increase your water bills.

Some common signs that you need a water treatment system include: scale buildup on your appliances, clogged faucets and showerheads, gray and faded clothes, dry skin and hair, soap not lathering, plumbing system needing constant repairs, and water bill going up.

running faucet

Before hiring a water conditioning or softening company, make sure you take the following things into consideration:

A professional contractor will offer the best service and provide the highest quality clean water for your home.

They will typically send out a representative to your home to do an inspection and inform you what is needed to properly treat all the water.

Since there are different systems available, the contractor should take the time to explain the advantages and costs each one, so that you can make the best informed decision.

The technology has advanced significantly, and your contractor and the water conditioning company will have at their disposal the latest techniques, and recommend the most proven ones to clear away all the contaminants from your water supply.

You should make sure that the system you choose fits your needs, your home, and your budget. Your contractor should be able to explain exactly how the water softening or conditioning process will work.

Once you’ve selected the best system for your home, it’s essential to have a reliable contractor install it. Installation of a water conditioning system is not for laypersons, so make sure you’re working with an experienced contractor.

Never have an unlicensed company install your water filtration device – you don’t want to leave yourself unprotected if they do not perform up to standards.

Be sure that the company is insured, this will lower your chances of being stuck with the bill in case of an accident or an incident while the contractors are installing your water system.

The higher the level of water hardness, the more recommended it is that you install a water softener, and reduce your water bill. Another option is a salt-free water conditioner, an alternative to sodium or potassium based water softening. While each addresses hard water, but water conditioning removes the calcium itself through various systems. Other benefits of salt-free systems are that they require very little maintenance or treatment on the system, and it’s a very good return on investment.

At UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, our team of trained and experienced technicians has the experience necessary to repair or replace everything from your water heater to your water softener. We will gladly offer you a free water test while we are in your home for any service.

Our plumbers will take a complimentary water sample and provide a full report on the condition of your home’s water. If you have hard water and want to benefit from a water softener system, trust our professional plumbers, offering top-of-the line water softener installation, maintenance and repair in Lancaster, PA, Reading, PA, Harrisburg, PA, and Bethlehem, PA.

Call UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today and make an appointment for one of our services.

One Response to Does Your Home Need a Water Conditioning System?

  1. ashleyturns94 February 8, 2018 at 4:13 am #

    I appreciate you letting us know that if we see things like clogged faucets and showerheads or dry skin and hair, then we may need a water conditioning system. My husband and I have noticed that the liquid from our taps does not taste good, so we are wondering if we should buy some kind of filter. Since we’ve also been experiencing dry hair and skin, we will be sure to buy a water conditioning system.

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