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Old 01-17-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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I just purchased a 15-year old home in Green Valley that has never had a water softener. Should I expect plumbing problems? What is your recommendation for hard water fix? Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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I moved to Green Valley about 3 years ago and while there was a water softener installed when we bought the home, I do not believe it was functional. A few months back we had Green Valley Plumbing replace 2 water heaters and the water softener. We noticed a difference right away (the water feels slick on your skin in the shower), and as per the technician, we started to see some chunks of crud come out of the faucets and had to clean the screens a few times. I would say having a water softener installed would be a good idea, and it would help keep your pipes serviceable in the future. If you want to know more, please feel free to send me a private message.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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bkolodzi,

I hope you enjoy your softener. Personally, I don't believe in salt based water softeners. I know they work, but dumping all that salt into the environment causes problems downstream; water eventually becomes too salty and too full of sodium and chloride to be of beneficial use.

Improving technology in water treatment will eventually make this type of water softener obsolete, I'm confident.
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