Reliable Water Softener Repair and Replacement in Detroit, MI

Living in an area with hard water underscores the importance of a well-maintained water softener. Hard water, rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium, can damage your laundry, showers, and drinking water. At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Detroit, we recognize the value of a properly functioning water softener. We provide repair and replacement services to help you preserve the softness of your water.

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Signs Your Water Softener Needs Attention

  1. Stiff or scratchy laundry
  2. Soap lathering inadequately
  3. Crusty deposits on faucets and drains
  4. Altered or salty taste in water
  5. Water spots on dishes and silverware
  6. Decline in water pressure
  7. Dry hair or itchy scalp after showering

Expert Water Softener Repair

When your water softener malfunctions, swift repair is crucial to prevent mineral deposits in your plumbing system. Our expert team at Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Detroit is ready to effectively and swiftly resolve any signs of hard water or unusual noises emanating from your softener.

To address your issue comprehensively, we will:

  1. Clean the brine tank thoroughly
  2. Remove iron from the resin bed
  3. Clear sediment buildup from injector and valves
  4. Recalibrate system & add salt as needed
  5. Use OEM replacement parts when necessary

Our licensed professionals are adept at servicing various makes and models of water softeners.

Water Softener Replacement

When your water softener is irreparable or has exceeded its lifespan, replacement becomes the optimal solution. At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Detroit, our experienced service providers specialize in efficient water softener replacement. If we determine that your water softener requires replacement, we will seamlessly install a new unit while handling the removal of the old one, sparing you the inconvenience.

Water Softener Repair FAQs

How a water softener operates:

A water softener eliminates calcium and magnesium from your water by passing it through a mineral tank filled with resin beads charged with sodium ions. Through ion exchange, calcium and magnesium are attracted to the resin, while sodium ions enter the water without making it taste salty. The brine tank of salt rejuvenates the resin beads with more sodium ions.

Lifespan of water softeners:

Typically, water softeners last between 10 and 15 years. However, with proper maintenance, a quality unit can endure up to 20 years. To extend the lifespan of your water softener:

  • Use only evaporated salt in the tank
  • Regularly flush the resin bed
  • Clean the venturi valve biannually inside and out

Selecting an appropriate water softener size:

To determine the right size for your water softener, do as follows:

  • Obtain a water test indicating your grains per gallon (GPG) hardness value.
  • Calculate daily household water usage either from your bill or by multiplying occupants by 75 gallons daily.
  • Multiply “daily water use x GPG value x 7” to determine weekly grain filtration needs.
  • Choose a softener rated for that amount or higher.

Contact Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Detroit for Dependable Water Softener Repair Services

Count on Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Detroit to promptly and efficiently restore your water softener's functionality. Besides repair and replacement services, we diagnose any underlying plumbing issues during our visit to address initial problems effectively. Connect with us for consultation or request an online estimate for our transparent, flat-rate priced repair services for water softeners.

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