Water Softener install recommendation - Berks County

Jazz3February 9, 2011

I was hoping that someone could assist with a recommendation for a local contractor/system for a water softener replacement. This property was a former rental and had an old system that was disconnected about 8 years ago.

Not sure if posting a specific contractor or company name is considered "advertising" and if it is, maybe a direct recommendation can be sent via email? Looking for someone who has actually used them...not someone looking for work.

Can send to jasviii@yahoo.com

I have seen some of the prior postings regarding using Name Brand (Culligan, etc..) or proprietary systems vs a local independant company using better grade equipment.

I am simply looking for a quality system and a quality install at a fair price.

I googled a few local service companies and could not identify what equipment they use except for one using Master equipment (Pottstown Co).

I am waiting on one estimate and would like to obtain at least one more. Any help offered is appreciated.

Thanks!!

PS - If justalurker is still "lurking" around, your comments and help offered to others impressed me. You seem to be very knowledgeable on the subject.

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justalurker

We should determine what you need to treat your water...

Well or water system?

Need to know the water conditions.... hardness, iron, manganese, TDS, PH, and bacteria and nitrates if well water.

# of bathrooms and # of people in the home?

Any high water use appliances like a Jacuzzi?

With that info we can determine the correct size softener you need then we'll help you go shopping.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 8:11PM
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Jazz3

Eureka....it's not just a nickname...lol

Well or water system?
- Well

Need to know the water conditions.... hardness, iron, manganese, TDS, PH, and bacteria and nitrates if well water.
- Just noticed the guy who tested only left me a copy of the Volatiles and not the standard 9 point test results. I just requested and will post. I have a UV light on the service line, so "should" be no bacteria. Bulb was replaced when I moved in (and annually before that).

# of bathrooms and # of people in the home?
- 3 BR, 2 baths and currently 2 adults in home. (this was a rental property before a divorce landed me here temporarily. Will become a rental again in the future and likely family size would be 2-4 people).

Any high water use appliances like a Jacuzzi?
- nope, standard appliances - Washer, DW

A second contractor is coming on Friday and he said he uses Clack and Autotrol equip, when I asked. Family owned local water treatment/well company.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2011 at 8:19PM
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justalurker

With a UV light installed you have bacteria. Would be prudent to test annually to be safe.

Post the test results and we'll go from there.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2011 at 8:26PM
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