Hard water can interfere with the proper functioning of your home, not to mention mess up with your hair and skin. You can avoid all the problems that come with hard water supply by installing one of the top-rated water softeners in Bandera. If you choose to install a softener by yourself and have a pre-plumbed home, the process isn't as difficult.
However, you can hire experts like us to avoid all the hassles of DIY installation. At AWS, we're premier water softener equipment suppliers with years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing water softener systems. With us on the job, you're assured of second-to-none services.
How To Install A Water Softener
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to install the system once you buy water softener. But first, you’ll need to have the following to ensure the job goes smoothly:
- Tape measure
- Teflon tape
- Pipe cutters
- Copper fittings
- Drain tubing
- Pipe wrench
- Solder and torch
- Compression fittings
- Flexible tubing
- PVC solvent
- Gate valve
- Union fittings
- Slip joint pliers
- Different adaptors and Tees
Turn Off The Water Supply
This will prevent a major leak in your home
Switch Off Electric Water Heater
Make sure you turn this off too to protect it against possible damage
Drain Water In Involved Lines
Open all the nearby outlets, including faucets, to let the remaining water run out.
Find A Location For The Softener
If it’s a whole-house unit, you want to place it as close to the main water entry point as possible and before the water line that leads to your water heater.
Place The Softener
Put the softener in a level position.
Cut The Main Supply Line
Using the pipe cutter, cut the main line. You can place a bucket under the cutting point to catch any water that spills out of the pipe.
Install Elbow Fitting
The fitting allows you to feed the softener, while a bypass valve enables you to feed water around the system. With the elbow fitting in place, you’ll be able to run two lines to the outlet and inlet ports of the valve.
Connect Inlet and Outlet Ports
Connect the softener's outlet and inlet port to the outgoing and incoming water. Double-check if this is correct to ensure your softener provides your home with soft water. You can use a flexible or hard tubing for the pipe connections.
This is connected to the softener. Use clamps to keep the pipe in place and direct it to the drain. Check that the drainpipe is no less than 2 inches from the drain to prevent salt water from going back into the softener.
Install Brine Line
During regeneration, the brine line enables brine to flow into the resin tank. At this point, your water system will be ready to use. However, confirm that all the connections are secure and pipes go the right places.
Add salt to the brine tank. For the optimal level and salt type, read the manual.
Turn on Water Supply
Slowly turn on the water supply to prevent sudden pressure from damaging your plumbing. But before that, open a nearby cold water tap. Check for any leaks. Wait for a couple of minutes so that air flushes out.
Use the manual to set a couple of things, including how often you want the system to regenerate.
Efficient, Trusted Water Softener Suppliers
What makes us stand out from other suppliers is that our water softeners in Bandera are American-made. At AWS, we boast an inventory of the best water softener brands designed to function in all kinds of hard water. And that's not all. Our water softener prices are highly competitive in the market. Get a water softener estimate.