Water Softener Installation & Repair
Hard Water Problems
Water Softeners by Sterling
Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio have hard water because of the high mineral
content in the ground around us. High concentrations of calcium and magnesium
are present in our water and create problems with our plumbing and appliances.
As hard water flows through the pipes and appliances in our homes and
businesses, calcium and magnesium precipitate out and leave a hard residue called scale
on everything it touches. This scale cause problems with your plumbing through
the obstruction of water flow, build up inside your appliances and can cause
malfunctions. Soap and detergent do not dissolve well in hard water and clothes
often have an off white or yellow tinge to them. Pots and pans can also
accumulate scale. Once this scale is formed pipes and appliances would need to
be descaled or replaced.
Hard Water Solutions
Water Softeners solve this hard water problem. Proper installation at the beginning of the
water line, in your home or business, prevents scale from forming in your water lines.
Decreased scale means increased water pressure!
The most prevalent type of water
softener is one that uses ion replacement. Softener salt, in the form of
pellets, is added to your water softener, and is exchanged for the calcium and
magnesium. Sodium will not come out of solution and form a hardened scale on
your pipes. Soap and detergents will work better. Pots and pans will last
Andrews Plumbing has installed and repaired several types of water softeners. We
can help you pick our the Sterling Water Softener that suits your needs. Among your
choices are single or dual tank water softeners, and on demand water softeners.
Some water softeners are programmable, most have timers at the very least.