Have you ever wondered what exactly water softeners are? After all, isn’t all water soft? Fair point. But water softeners were designed to fight a surprisingly common problem: hard water.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, almost 85 percent of American households have hard water, including homes with city water and well water.
A standard water softener consists of a tall, narrow water-softener tank, and a short, wide brine tank. The softener tank is usually connected to the home’s water supply line. The softener is installed in the basement, garage, and utility closet or wherever water enters the house.
The softener tank is filled with specially formulated resin beads, which are permanently sealed inside the container. The brine tank has a detachable lid so you can fill it with salt or potassium chloride pellets. For a three-bedroom house or a family of four, regeneration usually occurs every 12,000 gallons.
Installing Water Softeners in San Marcos, TX
The best way to install water softeners is to have a professionally trained installer do it for you. This is because there are clear regulations for the installation of a water softener that should be followed. All of our installers are trained, experienced, and compliant with all the guidelines. So, if you live in Driftwood, Austin, San Antonio, or other neighboring districts, then immediately call Lone Star Water Service to help you out.
The process itself is relatively simple. A water softener system is a unit that fits right under your sink and softens your water as it enters your home. This means we do cut into your pipes to install it, but this is easily reversed should you wish to move from your home and take your water softener with you.
Clack Water Softeners Installation in San Marcos, TX
Lone Star Water Services can help if you’re searching for a water softener installation near you. We offer some of the best water softener products and the best prices around, as well as other water treatment products. With our warranty and free annual check-ups, you’ll see that we are committed to serving the central Texas area. Installation pricing includes:
- Clack Water Softener
- Basic Installation
- 1/4 turn brass bypass off valve (if needed)
- 1″ stainless steel water flex lines,
- 1 1/2″ PVC p-trap drain w/ air gap (if required)
- (1) 50lb bags of Morton’s salt pellets
You never have to worry about quality. Our installations are done entirely with Pex or Soldered Copper and Brass.
Our installation comes with a comprehensive 1-year warranty.
All Clack units listed below come standard with the following:
- 21 GPM water flow rate
- Digital display
- Battery back up
- Separate salt storage tank
- Bypass valve
- 5-year comprehensive warranty on all working parts & labor.
- 10-year warranty on the salt and resin tank if they leak.
- Free annual maintenance check-ups for the 1st 5 Years.
We serve all areas of central Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Dripping Springs, Blanco, Wimberley, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, Lakeway, New Braunfels, Helotes, Pflugerville, Boerne, and more! Contact us today to schedule your water softener installation.
The cost of installation is mentioned below, as well as on our pricing page. Pricing below, as well as on our pricing page.
Option #1 – LSWS-32,000 GRAIN Water Softener $1,199.00
- 32,000 grain
- 1 cu. ft. resin bed
Option #2 – LSWS 48,000 GRAIN Water Softener $1,399.00
- 48,000 grain
- 1.5 cu. ft. resin bed
Option #3 – LSWS 64,000 GRAIN Water Softener $1,799.99
- 64,000 grain
- 2 cu. ft. resin bed
Iron/Sulfur Breaker – $ 999.99
- 21 GPM flow rate
- Solution for water with high iron and sulfur content
- Eliminates the necessity for chemical feed treatment systems.
- Stop iron stains from occurring
- Enjoy clean, odor-free water.
Water Softeners Repair Service in San Marcos, TX
Repairs are needed when untreated water enters the brine tank and becomes saturated with sodium, which is commonly known as salt. The sodium-saturated water enters the resin tank, where millions of tiny polystyrene beads attract the sodium molecules, which makes the extra salt water purges out. Problems generally start when the brine tank is refilled, and unsoftened water enters the resin tank. Then, the minerals that make water hard, i.e. calcium and magnesium trade places with the sodium and attach themselves to the beads until there are no more sodium molecules left to make the trade. At this point, the cycle starts over when the replenishes by scrubbing the hard minerals of the beads and draining the wastewater. To get your soft water flowing again, here are three solutions we can efficiently perform so that so can drink water with peace.
Solution 1. Cleaning the brine (salt) tank:
We make sure that the salt hasn’t formed a hard dome or crust inside the tank. The salt dome can be created by adding too much salt or adding it too frequently. It might look like as if you have salt even though there’s a big air pocket underneath. We break up the salt with a broomstick, then dispose of it. Then we remove any sediment with a shop vacuum. We then use soap and water to thoroughly clean the tank (and the brine well inside the tank if you have one) and rinse it.
Solution 2. Carefully cleaning the iron-fouled resin bed:
If your water contains iron, then it will ‘foul’ the resin bed that removes the hard water particles and replaces them with sodium. To replenish the bed, we run Iron-Out through the system. We follow the directions for the amount to add to the brine tank, then run your softener through a manual regeneration to purge the wastewater. To accomplish this, we remove the cover from the control valve and find the regeneration knob. We also use a flat-blade screwdriver to depress the knob and turn it counterclockwise to ‘Service.’
Solution 3. Properly clean the resin tank injector:
Occasionally, the injector gets plugged with sediment caused by impure salt. To clean it, we start by engaging the softener’s bypass valve to shut off the water. Next, we relieve the water pressure by running the softener through a manual regeneration. Lastly, we remove the caps on both sides of the softener head.
Hence, these solutions make your water softener work correctly.
Water Softeners Installation Cost in San Marcos, TX
Water softener installation will cost you about $1200 to $3500.
If you need to know about water softener installation cost, then have a look below. Lone Star Water Services offers superior products and quality service. Our ‘whole house’ water filtration systems will remove the water hardness and chlorine from the water in your home, and provide you with soft water that you can drink peacefully. We offer Clack Water Softeners because they are some of the best water softener systems out there. Our cost to install your water purification systems is very reasonable.
- 5-year comprehensive warranty on all working parts & labor.
- 10-year warranty on the media tank if they leak.
- Free annual maintenance check-ups for the first 5 Years.
- Free bag of salt pellets.
Installation prices for our most commonly installed water softener systems are as follows. Prices include parts and labor
LSWS 32k & 1cf Combo
$2,095.00 – Reg. $2,244.00
$1,199.00 (water softener only)
LSWS 48k & 1.5cf Combo
$2,345.00 – Reg. $2,569.00
$1,399.00 (water softener only)
LSWS 64k & 2cf Combo
$2,895.00 – Reg. $3,244.00
$1,799.00 (water softener only)
LSWS Twin 48k
$2,340.00 (water softener(s) only)
LSWS Twin 64k
$3,230.00 (water softener(s) only)
*Pricing is all inclusive for pre-plumbed “looped” or replacement installations.
What are Installation Cost Factors for Water Softeners in San Marcos, TX?
Type, size, features, and brand mainly account for how much water softener system costs.
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- Type – There are salt-based and salt-free water softeners (the latter is also known as “water conditioners “). Usually, salt-based softeners are more expensive. But, you can get a Clack Water Softener System installed at a meager price through your very own Lone Star Water Service.
- Water Softener Size – Different homes need different water softeners. It costs more to soften the water of a larger home than a smaller, one-bedroom apartment. Therefore, more often than not, the larger the house, the more you’re going to pay to install a water softener. The harder your water and the more of it you use daily, the larger your softener – salt-based or not – should be. Service flow rate is also an essential factor here. After all, you want to be able to turn on your washing machine, shower, and open the kitchen faucet all at the same time without losing pressure.
When it comes to size, some of the factors our plumber will look at are:
- How much water you use?
- Hardness of water.
- How many water fixtures you use?
As the numbers go up, so too does your water softener price.
- Features – What you should look for is a softener with a digital control head that allows for easy configuration and monitoring. You might also want a metered system that regenerates based on previous water usage rather than a time-based system. A unit with timed regeneration always uses the same amount of water and salt to recharge its resin bed, no matter how saturated it is. The initial price tag might be a few hundred bucks lower, but it costs more to operate over the long run. Keeping water and salt usage at the minimum is also better for the environment. Although, this only applies to traditional salt softeners.
- Brand – There are a couple of expensive brands out there that charge an outrageous amount for products and services that you don’t want or need. We recommend you to go with one of the famous brands that have proven themselves over the years.
- Condition of Water- Some water feels harder than others while drinking. You should know that, the harder your water, the higher your water softening cost will be. That’s because you’re going to require a more substantial system to soften the water. If you’re connected to a city water supply, we can probably tell you the hardness of your water, since we’ve probably tested your neighbors. If your home has a well, we’ll need to check the hardness and iron content in your water.
|Basic labor||Installation site preparation (also protection of existing structures and components), installing connectors and shut-off valves, establishing drain connection, connecting to main water line and power source, verification of operation, setup, cleanup|
|Supplies||Costs of materials and supplies including connectors, fittings and valves|
|Equipment allowance||Costs of equipment used, including pipe cutter and slip joint pliers|
|Optional: Removing old appliances||Detaching (replace), disposing legally|
|Optional: Debris disposal||Disposing old materials, installation waste and debris|
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