Archive | Water Softener
29
Apr

Water Softener Placement

Is your water softener installed in an unheated garage?    We’ve seen first-hand several stories during harsh winters about softeners freezing either in unheated garages or because an exterior door was left open.  If your softener is located in the garage, you may want to consider moving it, or adding a heat source around it.  Please […]

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21
Apr

How Do I Maintain My Softener?

  Now that I have a water softener, how do I maintain it? Check your salt level and add as needed Make sure to add the type of salt recommended by the manufacturer and based on your water condition Most water softeners have a lifespan of 15 years As always, if you have any questions […]

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15
Apr

Featured Water Softener- Marlo

Lohmeyer Plumbing uses Marlo water softeners.  These softeners have a programmable head so it regenerates based on demand, not number of days.  When you have depleted the “softened charge” it will regenerate so it will use less salt than softeners programmed for a number of days cycle.  It is set up to soften based on […]

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04
Apr

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Plumber to Install a Water Softener?

Hiring a licensed plumber to install a water softener will provide many benefits to you.  See below for just a few: Removes the presence of soap scum Cleaner and softer skin & hair Extends the life of appliances that use water Spot free dishes Cleaner & softer laundry, and extends the life of the items […]

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01
Apr

How Do Water Softeners Work?

Here’s a quick science lesson- It is all done at the water molecule.  The sodium chloride ions combine with the calcium chloride ions and get attracted and removed on the water softener resin beads.  Once the resin beads are saturated with mineral ions they are re-charged in a process called regeneration.  A brine solution is […]

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19
Mar

Do You Have Hard Water?

  Do you have hard water?  Here’s a few signs: White crust build-up at faucet aerators and shower heads Water spots everywhere- dishes, glasses Rumbling and popping noises from your water heater tank Decreased suds and cleaning capabilities of soaps and detergents   Lohmeyer Plumbing can perform a simple test on your water to determine […]

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