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Water Softener Services in Northern Virginia

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You can have hard water in your Northern Virginia home, whether it’s city or well water. The water in this region typically ranges from moderately hard to hard due to an excess of naturally occurring minerals.

Len The Plumber Heating & Air offers comprehensive water softener installations and repairs to soften your home’s water and make it easier on your plumbing, skin, appliances, clothing, and dishware.

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Signs You Have Hard Water

Hard water contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can cause various problems in your home. Common signs of hard water include:

  • Scale buildup on faucets and showerheads
  • Spots or streaks on glassware and dishes
  • Soap scum in sinks, tubs, and showers
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dry, dull hair
  • Rough or dingy clothes after washing
  • Low water pressure due to scale buildup in pipes
  • Soap that won’t lather

Why You Should Install a Whole-Home Water Softener

Installing a whole-home water softener can significantly improve the quality of your water and the overall comfort of everyone in your home.

Benefits of water softeners include:

  • Longer-lasting pipes and appliances: Softening your water prevents scale buildup, extending the lifespan of your piping and plumbing appliances.
  • Healthier hair and skin: Softer water leaves hair smoother and skin softer.
  • Spot-free dishes and glassware: A water softener eliminates the spots and streaks caused by mineral deposits.
  • More effective cleaning: Softer water enhances the effectiveness of soap and detergent for cleaner clothes and surfaces.

Whole-Home Water Softener Repair

Maintenance is the best way to protect your water softener and help it last longer so you can have consistently soft water throughout your home.

Without maintenance, your whole-home water softener may deteriorate over time. If you notice your water is becoming hard again, it may be time for a repair.

Common water softener problems include:

  • Salt bridging: A buildup of salt in your water softener can form a salt bridge, where a hard crust forms in the brine tank and blocks the salt from being dissolved in the water.
  • Resin bed degradation: Resin beads remove minerals from water. Over time, excess chlorine or iron in the water or water hammering can damage the resin bed.
  • Overflowing brine tank: You could have a brine line blockage, clogged injector, malfunctioning valve, or stuck float.

To troubleshoot your water softener issues, check the salt level, ensure the unit is plugged in and the settings are correct, and clean any clogged parts. Contact Len The Plumber Heating & Air for professional water softener repair if you have persistent issues.

Why Choose Len The Plumber Heating & Air?

Count on the local team at Len The Plumber Heating & Air for all your plumbing service needs. Backed by over 25 years of experience, our skilled plumbers are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and reliable solutions.

We offer same day service seven days a week with no extra charge for evening, weekend, or overtime service. You can always count on us for upfront pricing with no surprise fees. Trust our team to keep your home’s water soft and your plumbing in prime condition.

Call Len The Plumber Heating & Air now to schedule whole-home water softener installation or repair in Northern Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any health concerns with hard water?

Drinking hard water has no adverse health effects, but it can contribute to dry skin, dry hair, and an itchy scalp.

Do I need a water softener and water filter?

A water softener removes minerals that cause hardness, while a water filtration system targets contaminants and impurities.

Using both ensures you have clean, soft water that is safe for consumption and gentle on your plumbing.

How long do water softeners last?

Water softeners typically last 10 to 15 years, depending on the quality of the unit and maintenance frequency.

Regular maintenance and timely repairs will maximize your water softener’s lifespan.

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