Slide background
Signs You Need a Water Treatment System
1000 characters left

Signs You Need a Water Treatment System

What is "water treatment"?

A water treatment system improves the condition of the water in your home, using salt or a filter.  If you have "hard" or "smelly" water, a treatment system will take care of that. It will improve the taste of your drinking water, protect your appliances, and can improve the condition of your skin & hair. For ladies, that could mean less trips to the salon because of stripped color! For gentlemen, that could mean savings on expensive razors! Two types of water treatment systems are water conditioners and water softeners. The following signs will help you decide which system is right for your home.

Signs you need a water treatment system

  • Pinhole leaks. If you've had to place a bucket under the sink on more than one occasion, you may want to have your water tested. Minerals in hard water become corrosive and begin to slowly eat away at your pipes.hard-water-mineral-corrosion-water-treatment-mansfield-ct
  • Dry skin and hair. If you're spending wads of cash on the newest & greatest skin creams & hair products and STILL feel dryer than the Mojave desert, a water treatment system would be beneficial. Your skin is your largest organ - protect it while saving money!
  • Water heater leaks. If you're replacing your water heater every 2-3 years [we've seen it happen!] you should consider a water heater system. Even if you replace the anode rod annually, acidic water will still eat away at your equipment. Boilers can also be affected by harsh water.
  • Your dishes have a film. The overabundance of minerals in your water collect on your dishes, as well as your appliances, no matter how much Jet Dry you use. You may see scaling in your dishwasher and notice that your dishes aren't coming out as clean as they used to. Calcium build-up from hard water is causing the inefficiency. To make your dishes sparkle again & to prolong the life of your appliances, install a water treatment system in your home.
  • Your water tastes like a swimming pool. Blech!! To get rid of that chlorine taste, a water conditioner should be considered. Some people buy bottled water without realizing that, over a lifetime,  a water treatment system is much less expensive...and more environmentally conscious!

Types of water treatment systems

As we mentioned already, there are two types of water treatment systems: water softeners and water conditioners. The main difference is that a water softener uses salt to treat the water. If you have infants or a health condition that requires a low-sodium diet, you may want to research this option further. A water conditioner uses a filter to improve the taste of water. It will NOT remove minerals from the water. We compare the two systems in a past blog entry here. pinhole-leak-hard-acidic-water-plumbing-repair-marlborough-ct If you are still unsure what type of treatment system you need, we have just the plumbing technicians to help! We will address your concerns, check your plumbing system for signs and analyze a water sample. We will provide recommendations and install the treatment system that will give you long, luscious locks and sparkling crystal dishes. Okay...so that last part might just be a stretch... :-) Please call 860-228-1036 to schedule your appointment!

Rapid Response 24 Hours, 7 Days

When you need an emergency plumbing, heating and electrical, you can count on Rapid Service. With teams in multiple locations, we can be at your door fast. Call Rapid Service To
860-337-7099

Depend On Rapid Service Today

Rapid Service has been trusted in thousands of homes for over 30 years. Enjoy our friendly service today.

Schedule a Service Now!

Why Choose Rapid Service

When you need a plumber, electrician or boiler technician in Connecticut, choose Rapid Service and experience their First Class customer care. Providing a red carpet service since 1987.

UP-FRONT PRICING

We will provide you with the full cost up-front - for your ease of mind.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

We all expect to be treated with respect when someone visits our home, whether they're a guest or a trades-person.

CLEAN AND TIDY

We'll use our red carpet mats to cover work areas so any mess is contained and kept to a minimum.

RAPID, ON-TIME SERVICE

We have teams on-call across Connecticut in fully stocked vehicles with spare parts and tools to perform emergency repairs day or night, 24/7, 365 days per year.

FULLY EQUIPPED VEHICLES

We drive vehicles fully equipped with the necessary tools and spare parts to attend to your repair or service on arrival and FAST!

RED CARPET SERVICE SINCE 1987!

We've been providing a red carpet service since we opened our doors in 1987. Read what people say about us here.

Delighting Customers Every Day

  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

    Anthony Power
  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

    Sue Rissanen

    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

    Lisa M.
  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

    Kevin S.
  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

    Gerald Baril

    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

    Curt F. Beck
Read all 5 Star Reviews!
Rapid, On-Time

Rapid, On-Time

Our teams are available around the clock 24/7. At your location FAST.

Same Day Service

Same Day Service

We appreciate your time is valuable, and won't keep you waiting.

Tidy Technicians

Tidy Technicians

Your technician will use our red carpet mats to cover work areas. We also clean up before leaving.

Friendly Service

Friendly Service

Our technicians will treat you with care and respect, providing you a customer service you'll enjoy.