What to Consider Before Installing a Water Softener

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After thorough consideration and research, you’ve decided it's time to install a water softener in your Naperville, IL home. This will be a valuable addition to your home and will improve the quality of water you use to bathe, drink, clean, and cook with. To help your installation go smoother, here are some things you should know beforehand. 


Water Quality: Before you install a water softener into your home, make sure you complete the necessary tests on your water to know what is needed for your home. All water is different, so understanding the initial hardness and purity of your water is crucial before installation.


Size: Once the testing of your water is done, you will have a better idea of the size of the unit that is needed for your home. 


Location: Pick out a good location ahead of time that will be easily accessible in case any problems arise. It is also important to select an area in your home that is close to the main water line and a drain so that as soon as your water is filtered, it has a quick and easy path to disposal. 


Electrical Requirements: If the water softener you are considering installing in your Naperville, IL home requires electrical connections in order to operate, then you must make sure the place you selected in your home not only has enough room for the softener but is also easily accessible to an outlet to provide the necessary power. 


Codes and Regulations: Local codes and regulations can change depending on the area you are in. Some regions have specific rules when it comes to the installation of a water softener, so make sure you know what those are before you commit to making this addition to your home. 


Maintenance: Once your installation is complete it is important not to neglect your water softener. Make sure you perform regular cleaning of the brine tank and the resin bin, as well as filling the salt tank as needed. Make sure you follow the manufacturer's recommendations to simplify the process. 


Adding a water softener to your home will come with many benefits to the water you use everyday, but knowing what to expect before installation is crucial. For more information on our water softener products and installation, contact Prairie State Water Solutions at 1-630-864-7078.  


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