Water Softeners

Say Goodbye to Hard Water Issues...
Water Softener Repair and Installation

Water softening systems can significantly help reduce levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which bond easily to metal pipes and shower heads and cause real plumbing problems. Our pro plumbers are here to help with quality water-softening solutions.

  • Leak Detection
    Leak Detection

    Unmanaged leaks have the potential to cause structural damage, harmful mold and mildew growth, and increased risk for flooding. Detection of these leaks is the true art of being able to locate the source of problem areas with precision. Schneiders 72 Degrees employs skilled and highly trained plumbers who pride themselves on their ability to locate leaks in record time. We use state-of-the-art technology like inspection cameras to zero in on leaks quickly, gain a better understanding of your home’s plumbing system.

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    Water Testing

    Sometimes, hard water mineral build-up is obvious. Other times, there’s more in your water that you may not see. The first step in addressing residential hard water should be scheduling a water quality and hardness test. Schneider's 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating plumbers can analyze samples and diagnose the severity of your hard water problem. We can test for issues you can’t see. With the results of this test, suggestions can be made such as reinforcing plumbing fixtures or installing a water softener. Don’t hesitate to reach out for answers to your questions regarding hard water issues in your home.Schneider's 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating is ready to help with an array of water solutions.

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    Maintenance and Repair

    Water softeners are robust appliances built to last. They are not, however, immune to plumbing problems over time. Water softeners require timely and professional maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Routine water softener maintenance not only prevents wear and tear but also prevents the prospect of complete breakdowns and prolongs the life span of your system. If your system requires salt, making sure that your water softener has a sufficient supply of salt in the brine tank at all times will also keep hard water minerals from entering the pipes of your home. Many problems can hamper your softener's ability to perform the way it was intended. If you’re in doubt, contact to answer questions and schedule water softener maintenance.

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  • How Do Water Softeners Work?

    Water softeners work by a simple process called ion exchange. Visualize this: Hard water enters your home from a main water pipe and travels to the water softener. Resin beads in the water softener tank attract and hold onto hard water minerals, which removes them from the water. Softened water now exits the tank and flows to the plumbing throughout your home. This cycle then repeats.

    Signs You Have a Hard Water Problem…

    Hard water can be found in any home regardless of the water source. That’s why it’s important to regularly examine your home’s plumbing systems for issues. Signs that you have a hard water problem are easy to spot and thankfully, easy to address with a home water softening system.

    The telltale signs of hard water:

    • Mineral-like buildup around faucets or on shower heads
    • Soap scum buildup on sinks or showers
    • Clothing that feels stiff to the touch even after laundering
    • Drinking water that has a metallic taste (this can also be a symptom of a water heater failure… learn more
    • Rust rings around drains and fixtures
    • Spotting on dishes and glasses just out of the dishwasher
    • Dull or coarse hair after showering
    • Irritated, itchy skin or scalp

    Unfortunately, some of these issues can be caused by other sources. They can also be a sign that your water has excess chlorine or metal build-up; or could be symptoms that your water heater or plumbing system is having issues. To properly diagnose the problem, you’ll need to schedule an appointment for a water test in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Mason, or anywhere in the Hill Country.

    The Benefits of Installing a Water Softener in Fredericksburg

    Having a high-quality water softener installed in your home is the best way to fight hard water problems. If you also have water quality issues, there are systems available that will address both problems at the same time.

    The advantages of soft water are numerous:

    • Increases home value
    • Helps protect plumbing system
    • Protects home appliances like washers, dishwashers, etc
    • Reduces buildup on fixtures
    • Protects color and fibers of clothing
    • Improves efficiency and function of dishwashers
    • Helps maintain efficiency of water heaters
    • Decreased dry skin and scalp

    Our water softener experts have a variety of systems available. They will diagnose the issues and help you find the solution that best fits your needs. Our water-softening options include low-water-use and saltless models.