FAQs

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Why Choose SoCal Water Services?

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As a Los Angeles county leader in water treatment, Plumbing Installer has close to a century’s worth of experience, an extensive, dependable network of local technicians, and a robust line of innovative products built to solve your most aggravating water system problems.

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What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)

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Reverse osmosis is a sophisticated multi-stage filtration system that is capable of removing up to 97% of all the dissolved minerals from your water. It is designed to make water that is at least as good as the water you buy in bottles. Often, it's even better quality. This reduces waste in landfills by using less plastic, making reverse osmosis systems convenient and eco friendly solution.

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What is Water Softeners?

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A water softener functions through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes magnesium and calcium (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.

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How much does a water softener cost?

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At Plumbing Installer, we have many models to choose from, and the price ranges vary. Like most appliances, as you go up in cost, units gets larger, more efficient, and carry longer warranties. We do everything possible to make certain that everyone who wants Water Softener equipment in their home can have it.

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Will all the impurities from my water get filtered out?

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Unfortunately, no. A whole house water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well. But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis (RO) system for that purpose.

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Are there chemicals used in water softener system?

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Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses. On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is environmentally friendly.

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How do I know if I have hard water?

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Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways: It leaves white/light brown residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.