Where to Install a Water Softener

Where to Install a Water Softener

Water softeners are nothing short of a blessing for homes with hard water or water high in magnesium and calcium. But you already know that if you’re here. We’re willing to wager that you’re unsure of your ability to add a water softener to your current plumbing system.

Installation of a Water Softener

It’s generally a good idea to install the new system in place of the old one when replacing it to avoid making further adjustments. However, before installing a new water softener, you must consider these recommendations.

It would help if you often put water softeners as soon as feasible in the plumbing system surrounding your home to protect all pipelines from the risks of hard water.

The mineral deposition caused by hard water can drastically shorten your plumbing’s lifespan. However, the majority of plants require hard rain to grow. Therefore, be sure to locate an appropriate location to connect your system.

The same goes for people on low-sodium diets; soft water may not be the best option. Additionally, it reduces the amount of calcium and magnesium that homeowners consume. So you can split a line of water for your kitchen faucet while at it.

Installation Outside

The ideal temperature range for water softeners is between 35 and 100 degrees. Both frigid temperatures and exposure to direct sunlight will hinder their performance.

However, not all homes have basements or garages. You can place the softener outside if you have no other options. Put it beneath a shed or other covered area. To reduce exposure to harsh weather, some water professionals dig a trench in the ground before installing the unit.

Looping Soft Water

Thankfully, the plumbing system in some contemporary homes already has a soft water loop. A pipe portion emerges from the wall in the shape of a “U” and then reenters the wall at two different locations.

Consider yourself lucky if you find one near a drain and an electrical outlet in your home. You have a lot of work on you. You can link your water-softening system to your home’s internal plumbing using a soft water loop. Its main goal is to keep soft water out of outside taps and hoses by separating the inside and external plumbing systems.

Who Performs Professional Installation of Water Softeners?

A water softener installation may not be suitable for everyone. In that scenario, employing a qualified expert will assist you in literally staying afloat!

Considering your financial situation and location, if you engage a professional, consider the following possibilities.


Large water equipment retailers will install your unit for a fee. They use professional contractors for the job.  This approach is convenient, inexpensive, and time-saving because the retailer handles everything.

Local Plumbers

Local plumbers know the area’s plumbing and can install any water treatment system. You can shop around to find the highest cost.

Gray Plumbing is a trusted name in water softener installation. We offer professional and reliable service at an affordable price. Our trained plumbers will ensure your system is properly installed for years of trouble-free use. Contact us now!