Extend the Life of Your Appliances with a Water Softener in Belleville

Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.

It’s all right to drink hard water, but it can cause trouble in your Belleville home:

  • Mineral buildup in plumbing and appliances
  • Reddish stains in toilets
  • Faded clothing and coarse towels
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Splotches on dishes, flatware and glasses
  • Low flow rate during showers

Water softening solutions from D & K Heating Service Experts can manage your home water trouble and bring you better-tasting drinking water.

Whether you’re starting to research water softeners or you need water softener repair, our crew of Experts are here to help.

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Benefits of Using a Water Softener

It’s low-cost to operate a water softener. It needs less than $3 in electricity year-round.2

A water softener only needs about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners.

Soft water can make cleaning take less time, help your appliances work longer and help you avoid plumbing clogs.

Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures

Soft water helps water flow freely in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral deposits to build up in your pipes and fixtures. This can lead to clogs and reduced water pressure.

Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in shorter than 18 months. Soft water keeps the brilliance and full flow for faucets and showerheads, nearly as well as the day they were put in.

Soft water is lacks minerals. It doesn’t create deposits in pipes or limit water flow in fixtures.

Longer-Lasting Appliances

Over time, hard water can cause minerals to become concentrated in your washing machine and dishwasher.

The mineral deposits in hard water make limescale when they get hot. This can cover the heating elements in your appliances, lowering life span and efficiency.

As a result, your appliances may need frequent fixes or need to be swapped out earlier.

Efficient Water Heaters

Soft water maintains the efficiency of water heaters.

Gas storage and tankless water heaters running on soft water maintain the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year lifetime. In comparison, using hard water for a gas water heater can reduce efficiency by up to 48 percent.

If you have an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can accumulate in the tank from hard water. The scale is a bad heat conductor. It can reduce the life of your heating element, because it has to work longer to heat water.

Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes

Hard water minerals collect on your skin and in your hair, triggering it to become dehydrated. It can also contribute to painful razor burn.

Soft water is superior at cleaning soap residue, so you’ll have softer skin and shinier hair. Plus, your clothes will look less faded and your dishes will look cleaner.

Less Soap and Cleaning Time

When you have hard water, you have to use extra soap for a satisfactory lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This makes a scum on sinks.

With soft water, you won’t need to spend as much time cleaning to remove soap scum. You’ll also use less detergent.

What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems


What is Hard Water?

Hard water has more minerals than regular water.

What is a Water Softener System?

It’s an appliance that removes extra minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also lowers chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.

How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

A water softener that’s the right size for your home will last for a long time. Its lifetime depends on the manufacturer and how much you run it.

How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?

Some water softeners are more efficient than others. As a result, the total may differ.

Costs can also vary based on how hard your water is and how much water you use. If your water is extremely hard and is used frequently, softening rates will increase.

Is Softened Water Safe to Drink?

Softened water contains all the natural minerals we need. While a small amount of sodium is mixed in during the softening process, softened water is completely safe to drink.

What’s the Quality of My Drinking Water?

Water quality fluctuates by geography and processing levels. It can also be affected by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater runs through.

You can learn if there are contaminants in your home’s drinking water.

The Environmental Working Group maintains a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community utilities checked in the U.S. have chemicals linked to cancer, according to the group’s analysis.

Can Brine from Softeners Damage my Septic Tank?

A study by the Water Quality Association discovered a septic tank can’t be hurt by brine discharged by a water softener. The tanks that were reviewed were correctly placed and working normally.

Softened water may help decrease detergents being discharged into your septic tank.

Softer Water, Guaranteed

Hard water problems? Call us at 613-707-2421 or request an appointment online.

One of our Experts can check if you need a water softener.

We support our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee3 for a year. That means we’ll get the job done right the first time, whether you need us to service your water softener or install a new one.

1Some exclusions apply.
2Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions. Savings may vary based on the type of system you use.
3Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.