Hard water is the type of water enriched in minerals, that can stain your sinks, clog pipes, affects the performance of detergent, and is even harsher on human skin. A water softener is an appliance that removes excess minerals from water, making it usable.
General location for installation
The first thing to worry about is where to install it. Generally, it should be somewhere outside easy to install in your plumbing system. In most houses, the ideal place will be near the water heater, in the garage, or the basement. Some places you should avoid installing it are in direct sunlight, or a place where there is a chance of water freezing in it, otherwise it can result in permanent damage to your water softener.
Another thing to keep in mind if you have a water softener installed in your home when the temperature is expected to drop below 40-degree Fahrenheit or 4-degrees Celsius, you can protect your water softener equipment by completely draining the equipment.
The thing required in the installation place beforehand:
The required tools are as follows:
Things At That Place
You should decide the place for the water softener after confirming the presence of the following things at that place:
Meanwhile, the plumbing requirements for this process are as follows:
The electrical requirements are as follows
If you want the water softener to supply water to the whole house, it is preferred to install it just before the water heater, as it also helps decrease the sediment buildup in it. As the hard water is softened by adding sodium, drinking it may pose a health risk to the people, so we will have to bypass the water faucets used to collect drinking water.
Steps for Plumbing a water softener:
Here comes the part where you install the water softener in your plumbing system. We will walk you through the basic steps to follow and the basic information needed to do so.
Installing a water softener on your own can save you money, and experience in how to manage your household tools, but you have to be very careful in carrying out each step because if installed in the wrong way, it can affect your whole plumbing system.