How Does A Water Softener Actually Soften My Water?

You’ve seen the signs. That greenish buildup around your faucet and shower head? Not good. You know it’s only a matter of time before your hard water problem becomes a flooding problem. Yet, still you hesitate to do anything about it. You’ve got to consider your options.

Well, I’m here to tell you that your first and best option is to install a water softener. If you’re like me, anytime you hear someone in the maintenance profession say the word “install,” you know it’s not going to be cheap. The truth is, a water softener can run anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. But let me tell you, the damage that they help prevent is worth it. Replacing the weak, hard-water-corroded pipes of even a 1,500 square foot home can cost as much as $10,000! And that’s not counting the damage to your house’s structure and personal belongings that come with a burst pipe.

By installing a water softener, you’re investing now to protect your home’s future.

So, how does a water softener actually soften your water? It’s pretty simple, really. A water softener is a giant filter that cleanses your water of harmful minerals before it travels into your home’s lines. The filter acts as a magnet, sucking the harshness from the water. The end result: softer water traveling through your home, leading to a much longer life of your pipes and plumbing fixtures, and more importantly, saving you from any major plumbing problems.

Want to hear more? Call us, or send a text or email, and we’ll send an expert to your home to tell you about the ways we can help.

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If your drain is clogged and the use of a plunger isn’t enough to resolve the issue, call a plumber to perform the drain cleaning. While there are chemical drain cleaning solutions that you can buy at the store, it isn’t recommended that you use this as an alternative. The chemicals in the drain cleaner are actually worse for the pipes than you may think. These chemical corrode the pipe, and if the chemical solution can’t get all the way down to the blockage causing the drain to clog, you’re only causing more problems than you’re resolving.

This why you should contact the best plumbers in the Phoenix area at Custom Cooling and Plumbing. We have the drain cleaning experts that you can rely on to get the job done right so that you won’t have to worry about you drain clogging for years.

The drains we clean include:

  •    Shower drains
  •    Toilet drains
  •    Sink drains

We offer two methods of drain cleaning that we guarantee to take care of any blockage causing water to overflow in the drain.

The first solution and the cheapest option is the Plumbing snake. With the plumbing snake, we can push through the blockage with the plumbing snake’s pointed tip. This pointed tip is designed to break penetrate through any grease or plastic items built up in the pipe. This drain cleaning method is great for cleaning smaller drains such as a sink, toilet, and shower drains. The use of the plumbing snake is also good for more delicate pipes such as PEX piping and older metal piping that is beginning to become brittle. The problem with the plumbing snake is that it isn’t big enough to take care of some of the larger pipes such as sewer pipes and mainline water pipe due to it being a thin rod. It also isn’t strong enough to clear the toughest of clogs that could build up in your drain.

The second solution is hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is the use of the hydro jet, which has a high power water jet to clear the blockage in the drain. Hydro jetting is the most efficient method of drain cleaning due to its powerful water jet’s ability to handle objects as immovable as a tree branch. Because of its efficiency, it is the more expensive option to choose but guarantees positive results every time. The downside to hydro jetting is its force, however. PEX piping and older metal piping may not be able to handle the amount of force that the hydro jet delivers in the pipe.

If you aren’t sure what drain cleaning solution is the best for you, contact the plumbing experts at Custom Cooling and Plumbing. We’ll help you go over the pros and cons of each option and help you decide which one works best for you. Once you’ve chosen which method is better for you, we’ll do the drain cleaning that same day to help you resolve the issue as soon as possible.      

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24-Hour Plumbing Services

At Custom Cooling and Plumbing, we provide the best plumbing service in all of the Phoenix area. Affordable plumbing service that you can rely on is exactly what we bring to the table. Our 24-hour emergency plumbing service separates us from the rest because we deliver quality plumbing service whenever you need it. When it comes to plumbing, there isn’t a task that we can’t handle. We perform plumbing services such as:

  •    Drain cleaning
  •    Plumbing installations
  •    Plumbing repairs
  •    Leak detection
  •    Repiping

Drain Cleaning

When a plunger isn’t getting the job done, it’s time to call the best plumbers in Phoenix. We recommend that you avoid the use of chemical drain cleaning solutions, because, if the blockage is deep in the pipe, the chemical solution won’t be able to reach the blockage and will only damage and corrode the pipe. So, the best course of action is to call the professional plumbers that you can rely on. We work with both the plumbing snake and the hydro jet to provide you with best option to choose from when deciding how you would like to have the clogged drain taken care of.

The plumbing snake is simple device with a pointed tip that can push through most blockages clogging the drain. Unfortunately, it isn’t forceful enough to break up the toughest of blockage that are stuck in the pipe.   

The Hydro jet is a machine that uses a powerful water jet stream to break up the blockage built up in the pipe. Thanks to its powerful stream, the hydro jet has the capability of cleaning out any drain, no matter how clogged the drain is. the down side of using the hydro jet is also its greatest quality, its forcefulness. For pipes made out of weak materials such as PVC and plastic, the jet stream can damage the piping. Older metal piping can also be too brittle to handle the force of the stream.

Plumbing Repairs

We do repairs on every appliance you have in your home. Everything from dishwashers, sinks, showers/tubs, toilets, washing machines, dryers, and water heaters. At Custom Cooling and Plumbing, we also repair leaking pipes. It’s never wise to mess with plumbing pipes that carry the water throughout you house if you aren’t experience with it previously. When working with plumbing of any kind, it’s highly recommended that you have an experienced plumber that can perform precision plumbing. This lowers the chance of there being any complications with your plumbing in the near future.


Plumbing Installations

When your appliances breakdown due to age, or you feel like refurbishing, we’ll be there to do the installations for you. Whether you choose to replace your tank water heater with an instant water heater, or you want to replace your old sink with one that has a more modern look, we believe that we are the best plumbers in Phoenix that can do the installation. We also do repiping of the entire pipe plumbing system when it’s necessary to replace all the old pipes. Just like working with repairs and plumbing parts, it’s ill advised to have an unexperienced person do a plumbing installation. To ensure that your appliance works well for many years, call the superior plumbing company in Phoenix at Custom Cooling Plumbing.

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Leak Detection in Your Home

It’s important for every homeowner to know the signs of a leak. The most noticeable sign of a leak in your home is the development of a wet spot on the floor, wall, or ceiling. That wet spot is clearly coming from that location and can lead to water damage. For leaks such as slab leaks and mainline water pipe leaks, it’s not as easy to notice. With slab leaks, the only way to find the source of the leak without a plumber is by identifying an area on the ground that is hotter than the rest. That hotspot is the general area where the leak has occurred. If this isn’t apparent, sadly, the only other way to notice major leak such as a slab leak or mainline water pipe leak is to check your water bill. When a leak occurs, there is a significant amount of water that is wasted which leads to an increase in your water bill.   

A leaking pipe is a matter that goes from a minor problem to major one quickly. That’s why contacting a plumber for plumbing leak detection is the first thing you should do. Even if it’s only small kitchen sink leak, it’s crucial to take action and call the best plumber in your area. If you’re in the Phoenix area, then the best plumbers to call are at Custom Cooling and Plumbing Services.

While we handle minor leaks such as sink leaks and kitchen faucet leaks, we are capable of repairing other major leaks. Pipe leaks such as slab leaks and mainline water pipe leaks are no more trouble for us than any other plumbing leak.

Examples of leaks that we can repair include:

  • Slab leaks
  • Shower leaks
  • Toilet leaks
  • Sink leaks
  • Plumbing pipe leaks
  • Sewage pipe leaks
  • Mainline water pipe leaks

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As a homeowner, it’s frustrating when you get ready to take a shower and there’s no hot water. When this occurs, it’s time to have your water heater checked by a plumber. Other signs that your water heater isn’t working include your hot water taking longer than normal to be produced, as well as hot water not being produced for as long as it usually does.

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When a water heater is newer than 10 years of age, the problem can be fixed by repairs. Newer water heaters that breakdown deal with leaking or a malfunctioning part. Our plumbers at Custom Cooling and Plumbing Services in Phoenix are experienced with handling water heater leaks and repairs. Both hot water heater leaks and repairs can be taken care of within the same day that you contact us that you’ll have hot water as soon as possible.

Water heaters older than 15 years of age that breakdown are often considered lost causes to repair. It’s recommended that you replace your old water heater with a new one. Of course, the best plumbing company to do the installation is Custom Cooling and Plumbing Services.

We do the installation of water heaters such as:

  • Gas powered tank water heaters
  • Electrically powered tank water heaters
  • Tankless, or instant, water heaters

Like repairs, the installation of the water heaters can be done the same day that you contact us. Whether it’s a gas or electric powered water heater, tank water heaters are the most commonly used water heaters and they come in several sizes for your hot water needs. Besides tank water heaters, there is the option to install a tankless water heater. Tankless water heater installation is great for those that want to save on their energy and water bill. The tankless water heater heats water instantly, which leads to less energy being used if you don’t take hour long showers.

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