Do I need a water softener?
Improve the quality of your Sioux Falls water by installing a Comfort Heroes water softener today! Can’t decide which water softener is best for your needs? Call our team of licensed plumbing service professionals and we can go over all of the options with you.
The calcium, lime and magnesium minerals in hard water cause a plethora of water problems in Sioux Falls. Some of the most common problems include corroded pipes and scaled water heaters and appliances. We can fix all of these problems and more with a Comfort Heroes water softener. Schedule an appointment for a water softener estimate now.
A majority of the Sioux Falls water supply comes from ground or surface water sources including wells that along the Big Sioux River, as well as the Lewis and Clark and Skunk Creek aquifers.
Sioux Falls Hard Water Problems
Surface water tends to fluctuate with seasonality and environmental conditions. On the other hand, groundwater tends to have more issues with dissolved heavy minerals. So depending on where you live in Sioux Falls, you may have more water issues related to hard, ground water or some the skew more toward the surface water end of the spectrum from overworked appliances, water residue and buildup to scratchy, dry skin and more.
Why Install A Water Softener?
There are many great reasons to install a water softener in your home. Our team of Sioux Falls plumbers are able to provide testing of your water. Once we determine what the water in your home is like we are able to provide a set of solutions for your specific needs. Our Comfort Heroes water softeners easily target and remove the impurities and minerals present in your water supply to leave you with high quality soft water.
Benefits of a Water Softener
- Save on utility bills
- Reduced repair bills
- Extend the lifespan of your appliances
- Extend the lifespan of you water heater
- Remove calcium and magnesium from water
- Easier to clean due to less scale deposits
- Softened water is easier to lather so you use less soap
- Softened water is better for your hair and skin
- Laundry comes out feeling softer with softened water
- Cleaner dishes with no spots
- A water softener removes up to 100% of radium and barium from the water supply
Sioux Falls Water Softener
No one will work harder to make sure you and your family have the cleanest and safest water than our team of plumbers in Sioux Falls. Unlike the “water softener companies” in Sioux Falls, we actually employ licensed plumbers who will install your water softener professionally and per code. Purchasing a water softener is expensive and it is an investment in your home. Don’t let just any handyman or jack of all trades try to tackle a project like this.
- Comfort Heroes water softeners come with professional installation by licensed Sioux Falls plumbers
- Sign up for our Comfort Assurance Plan and we will verify proper operation of your water softener annually
- We bring generations of experience and knowledge to your home
- Our water softeners are some of the most efficient on the market today
- We have one of, if not the best, water softener warranty — 10 years parts
- Our lead water softener plumber worked at Culligan Sioux Falls for 12 years– He knows a thing or two.
ProSeries Water Softeners
We are proud to sell and install ProSeries high efficiency water softeners. These systems are some of the most efficient water softeners in the country. When you choose to buy our water softeners you will save money on water, salt, and electricity. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be saving on substantial repair costs down the line.
The Best Water Softener
Comfort Heroes ProSeries water softener is simply one of the best units on the market. When you install our water softener your home and lifestyle will benefit in many ways. You will enjoy cleaner, spot free dishes, brighter and softer clothes, Showers and bathtubs without mineral build up… and the best part. You will enjoy a silky smooth bathing and showering experience. Your hair will be shiny and more manageable. You will also save money on soap and detergents, since soft water lathers easier. You’re also going to save a ton of money since you want have scale build up damaging your water heater, faucets, pipes, toilets, and other water using appliances.
- External bypass valve for easy servicing
- Easy to use three button digital display
- Backlit display with digital clock
- Easily programmable settings for peak efficiency
- Five cycle regeneration maximizes efficiency
- Demand initiated regeneration saves you money on salt, electricity and water
- One of the industry’s best pressure drop ratings out of any water softener on the market today
- Constructed out of corrosion resistant composite material
- Fully adjustable cycles that are customized to your needs
- Sturdy polyethylene tank that holds up to 350 pounds of salt
- Brine safety valve to prevent brine tank overflow
- High efficiency chlorine resistant Ion-X 2000 resin
- Water softener tank is made of out non-corrosive, reinforced fiberglass
Frequently Asked Questions about Comfort Heroes Water Softeners
Do I need a water softener?
We believe that every home should have a water softener and a carbon filter. We also highly recommend a reverse osmosis filter for drinking and cooking water.
The water softener will remove the hardness which destroys your fixtures and clogs your water heater as well as your pipes.
The carbon filter will remove chlorine and chloramine as well as VOC’s and other organic contaminants from your water supply. The chlorine and chloramine, chloramine being chlorine and ammonia, are responsible for pitting out copper pipes as well as wearing out rubber seals and gaskets. They also make the plastic components in your system brittle. The reverse osmosis filter removes approximately 92% to 98% of all contaminants from the water.
Does soft water taste salty?
No, your water will never taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water only serve to wash the minerals off of the resin beads inside of the tank during a water softener regeneration cycle.
How do I know if I have hard water?
Symptoms of hard water include high soap usage and need for fabric softeners, stiff dingy laundry, mineral deposits on glasses and dishes, dry itchy scalp and skin, unmanageable hair, extra work required to remove soap curd on bathtubs and shower walls, higher energy costs due to build up in plumbing system and appliances, scale buildup in water heater, sinks, tubs, and other appliances. If your water heater makes a rumbling or cracking sound sometimes then chances are it is full of sediment and minerals.
How many grains of hardness is considered hard when testing water?
Water is considered softened at 0 to 1 grains of hardness, slightly hard at 1 to 3.5 grains of hardness, moderately hard at 3.5 to 7 grains of hardness, hard at 7 to 10.5 grains of hardness and extremely hard when over 10.5 grains of hardness. Sioux Falls’ water is recognized as being extremely hard water. Read more about water hardness here.
How does a water softener work?
A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium. This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is. In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.
A water softener uses a process called ion exchange to replace the calcium and magnesium (hardness) in the water with sodium. As the minerals build up inside of the mineral tank they are washed away from the brine solution in the brine tank during regeneration. Most modern water softeners use a digital automatic brain to calculate when it needs to backwash the mineral tank. Read more about how water softeners work here.
Will a Comfort Heroes water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my plumbing?
The answer is yes, with a caveat. Installing a water softener remove the scale build up, but it will take a long time to remove it totally.
Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?
The simple answer is no. A water softener is designed to only remove calcium, lime, magnesium, radium and barium from water. They are also capable of remove a very small amount of iron and manganese. The best way to remove nearly all impurities from the water is to install a reverse osmosis filter in your kitchen.
Are there chemicals in soft water?
Our water softener units do not use any chemicals, apart from potassium chloride, also known as salt.
How can I remove hardness from the water?
There are really three methods to remove the hardness from the water. The first method is a chemical water softener which uses lime or lime-soda softening. The second method is through membrane separation softening, which is nano filtration as seen in a reverse osmosis filter. The third method is by cation exchange softening.
How long does it take for my water to get soft after installation?
Once our Sioux Falls plumber install your new water softener it will begin to soften your water immediately. However, if you have a tank-type gas or electric water heater, then it may take a day or two to use up the hard water that was already in the tank. If you have a tankless water heater you will feel the effects of soft water almost instantly.
How often do I need to add salt?
Our water softeners are some of the most energy efficient on the market today and they regenerate based on water usage. Most of our valued clients add salt only once or twice a year.
I don’t like to carry salt bags anymore, do you recommend saltless water softeners?
We have had very good success with Nuvo saltless water conditioners as well as a catalytic saltless water softener. These systems are perfect for people who want very low maintenance on their system. Instead of adding salt every month you simply have to replace a filter every six to twelve months.
Why should I buy a water filtration system?
You are what you drink. We have all heard it said that, “You are what you eat,” but it just may be that you are what you drink too! Did you know that the human body is composed of over 70% water? The water we absorb when drinking, bathing, or breathing (steam) effects all of the systems of our body. Did you know that your body’s largest organ is your skin? What happens when you shower? Your pores open up and absorb what is in the water. The most susceptible to water contaminants are children and elderly due to their weaker immune systems. Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and even feces have been identified in many municipal water supplies across the country when sent off for laboratory analysis.
You may be surprised to hear that municipal tap water may actually be not only better, but also safer than that $10 per gallon bottled water! Federal guidelines for bottled water are often no different than those from simple tap water, and water utilities serving large populations tend to be subject to more stringent water quality regulations than their bottled water competitors.
“I Need to Find a Water Softener Plumber Near Me!”
You work hard to keep your home comfortable and operating smoothly. Don’t let a plumbing emergency undo all your work and cost you hundreds, if not thousands, in repairs! Call (605) 206-3303, or schedule a visit from our Sioux Falls plumbers online!