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Water Softener Systems in Sparta, NJ

Removing Hard Minerals in Morris County

C&F Plumbing is a family-owned and operated business that aims to do right by our community by providing excellent customer service. We have 13 years of experience being your chosen team when you need expert water softener systems in Sparta, NJ. When calcium and magnesium build up in your plumbing system, they cause hard water that can clog pipes and reduce the lifespan of your appliances. Prevent these minerals from plaguing your home and causing issues when you count on our professionals.

Rely on C&F Plumbing when you need long-term plumbing solutions. Schedule your free estimate today by calling us at (973) 264-0808!

Why Count on Us?

Here at C&F Plumbing, we're dedicated to getting the job done right the first time.
  • Family Owned & Operated Business
  • Customer & Community Service Driven
  • Quality Plumbing Solutions Since 2009

Water Softener FAQ

It can be confusing what exactly water softeners remove from your water and how they benefit your home. 

That’s why we’ve answered some frequently asked questions below:

What is hard water, and why is it an issue?
Hard water means that there are excessive calcium and magnesium minerals that prevent other ions in your water from dissolving. Hard water is an issue because it prevents soap from dissolving and can cause these minerals to build up in your pipes to create blockages.

 What is water softening?
Water softening is a technique that removes calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron ions from your water. Most softening systems use ion exchanges by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with other ions like sodium or potassium.

How much does a water softener cost?
Softeners have various efficiencies as they can be time-operated, or water meter controlled. Cost depends on the type of water softener if they’re powered by electricity or water, and how hard the water is. On average, a water softener costs 0.20-0.40 cents a day.

Will softening drinking water remove essential minerals?
Softening does not deprive the water of essential minerals; it only reduces the magnesium and calcium content to a more manageable level. Softened water is safe to drink as long as it has less than 300mg/L of sodium. We can properly install your expert water softener systems in Sparta, so you have safe drinking water.

Signs Your Property Has Hard Water

Water softening may seem like a great idea, but you may be unsure if you suffer from hard water. Over 80% of the U.S. has hard water. 

Here are a few signs you have hard water in your home:

  • Clothes fade fast
  • Poor-tasting water
  • Dry skin
  • Low water pressure
  • Excessive lime and chalk buildup on the sinks and showers
  • Watermarks on faucets or dishes

Hard water makes appliances break down faster and can cause your pipes to clog. If you notice these signs, you may benefit from our water softening. 

Other advantages of home water softeners include:

  • Cost-effective
  • Cleaner hair
  • Softer skin
  • Brighter clothes
  • Less time cleaning

Though you may pay up to 40 cents a day on water softeners, they save you money by increasing the lifespan of your pipes and appliances, reducing monthly bills, and making soap and detergents more effective. Since this water will have fewer minerals, your skin and hair will hold moisture better for softer skin and stronger hair.

Hard water can dull your hair and clothes while making soap less effective. This increases the time it takes to clean, as dishes with watermarks may need to be rewashed. Our expert water softener systems in Sparta prevent minerals from causing dingy whites, fading colors, and spotty dishes.

How to Keep Water Softener From Freezing

  • Choose an Appropriate Location: Place the water softener in a sheltered spot to avoid extreme cold. Prefer indoor or heated spaces.
  • Insulate Pipes and Unit: Wrap exposed pipes and the water softener with foam pipe sleeves, heat tape, or similar insulation to maintain temperature.
  • Add Heat Source: Introduce heat using options like space heaters, heat lamps, or outdoor-approved heated blankets, following safety protocols.
  • Thermostatically Controlled Heat: Use heat cable or tape for pipes, activating when temperature drops to prevent freezing.
  • Winter Absence Preparation: If away, drain the system as per manufacturer's instructions to prevent freezing.
  • Maintain Water Flow: In freezing concerns, allow a small, steady water trickle to prevent freezing, mindful of water conservation.
  • Insulated Enclosure: For outdoor units, create an insulated enclosure or use a pre-made insulated box with proper ventilation.
  • Seasonal Maintenance: Regularly inspect for leaks, cracks, or freezing-prone areas, especially before winter.

Call (973) 264-0808 for your free estimate. When you need fast solutions, we’re here for you!

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