Leading Water Softener Experts in Edmonton

Nestled in the heart of Alberta, Edmonton is a vibrant city where households and businesses thrive. Yet, amid the daily whirlwind of life, plumbing issues often emerge as persistent troubles, with one of the most common culprits being hard water. If you’re here, you’re likely seeking a water softener company in Edmonton to tackle these issues efficiently.
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Nestled in the heart of Alberta, Edmonton is a vibrant city where households and businesses thrive. Yet, amid the daily whirlwind of life, plumbing issues often emerge as persistent troubles, with one of the most common culprits being hard water. If you’re here, you’re likely seeking a water softener company in Edmonton to tackle these issues efficiently.

What is a Water Softener and How does it work?

A water softener is a crucial appliance that can make a significant difference in your daily life. It works by removing the minerals that make water hard, such as calcium and magnesium. Hard water can lead to scale buildup in your pipes, appliances, and fixtures, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. It can also leave stubborn stains on your dishes, clothes, and even your hair.

Why Investing in a Water Softener is a Wise Choice?

Investing in a water softener can greatly improve the quality of water in your home. Whether you’re dealing with hard water issues or looking to enhance the performance and longevity of your appliances, a water softener can provide numerous benefits. However, like any investment, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons before making a decision.

A pipe can indeed burst even if the water is shut off. The likelihood of freezing increases significantly when there is stagnant liquid in the pipes, as opposed to flowing water. Thus, it is crucial to ensure that you thoroughly drain your lines.

Moreover, it’s important to note that a water shutoff valve only stops water from entering your home, but the liquid in your main supply line beneath your property could still freeze.

Pros Of Using a Water Softener

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Softer Skin and Hair

Softened water is gentler on your skin and hair, reducing dryness and irritation caused by mineral deposits in hard water.

Extended Appliance Lifespan:

Water softeners can enhance the efficiency of appliances such as water heaters and washing machines by preventing the buildup of mineral deposits.

Cleaner Plumbing Fixtures

Using a water softener helps prevent the formation of limescale and mineral deposits on plumbing fixtures.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Softened water requires less detergent and soap for cleaning, contributing to environmental sustainability.

Cons of Installing a Water Softener

Initial Cost:

The purchase and installation of a water softener can be expensive, including ongoing maintenance costs for salt or other softening agents.

Environmental Concerns

Water softeners discharge brine, which contains high levels of salt, into the wastewater system. This can be harmful to the environment.

Sodium Content

Softened water may contain higher levels of sodium, which can be a concern for individuals on sodium-restricted diets.

Ongoing Maintenance

Water softeners require periodic maintenance, such as refilling the salt tank and cleaning the resin bed, which can be time-consuming.

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4 Common Types of Water Softeners

When choosing a water softener for your home, you have several options. Each type has its advantages, and our team at Capital Plumbing can help you select the one that best suits your needs. Here are 4 common types of water softeners:

Salt-Based Water Softeners

Salt-based water softeners use a process called ion exchange to remove hard water minerals.

Water Softeners

Salt-free water softeners, also known as descalers, work by altering the structure of hard water minerals, preventing them from sticking to surfaces.

Dual-Tank Water Softeners

Dual-tank water softeners ensure an uninterrupted soft water supply by having two tanks that alternate between regeneration cycles.

Magnetic Water Softeners

Magnetic water softeners use magnets to alter the behavior of hard water minerals.

Ready to Enjoy the Benefits of Soft Water?

Don’t let hard water problems persist in your Edmonton, Alberta home. Contact Capital Plumbing today to schedule a consultation.

About Capital Plumbing

At Capital Plumbing, we’re more than just a plumbing company in Edmonton– we’re your trusted partner in ensuring the comfort and functionality of your home. With 20+ years of experience serving the vibrant community of Alberta, we’ve established ourselves as a reliable source for all your plumbing and HVAC needs, including water softeners.

Experience the Plumbing Difference

Ready to experience the Capital Plumbing difference? Contact us today to discuss your plumbing and water softener needs.

Your Water Softener Experts in Edmonton, Alberta

At Capital, we take pride in being your go-to water softener company in Edmonton. With 20+ years of experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction, we offer:

Expert Installation

Our team of skilled technicians will install your water softener with precision and care, ensuring it functions optimally.

Preventive Measures

We offer maintenance services to keep your water softener running smoothly and extend its lifespan.

Top-Quality Products

We provide high-quality water softeners from reputable brands, giving you peace of mind

Custom Solutions

We understand that every home is unique. We’ll work with you to find the right water softener solution tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Contact Us Today!

Ready to transform your water quality? Get in touch with Capital Plumbing, your trusted water softener company in Edmonton.


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    Water softeners primarily remove calcium and magnesium ions, which are the primary contributors to hardness. They do not remove other minerals or contaminants such as iron, manganese, or chlorine. To address those, additional treatment methods may be necessary.
    There are eco-friendly water softener alternatives like salt-free systems or template-assisted crystallization (TAC) that do not use traditional salt-based regeneration processes. These options are less harmful to the environment and produce less wastewater.
    Water softeners can add a small amount of sodium to softened water, which may not be suitable for individuals on sodium-restricted diets. However, the sodium levels are typically low and may not significantly affect overall sodium intake for most people. Some water softeners also offer a bypass valve for drinking water taps to provide unsoftened water.
    Water softeners do require maintenance. This includes replenishing the salt reservoir in salt-based systems and periodic cleaning or maintenance of the resin tank. The frequency of maintenance can vary based on water hardness levels and system capacity.

    The cost of water softener systems in Canada can vary widely depending on factors like brand, capacity, features, and installation requirements. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $2,500 for a residential water softener system.

    Higher-end or whole-house systems with advanced features may exceed this range, while smaller, basic units can be found at the lower end of the spectrum.

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    Sharon TSharon T
    23:07 17 Jun 24
    Braydon and Carlos were awesome! Once again, they found an item that needed immediate attention and a couple that I can have repaired/replaced in the future. I always learn something new about my home and how it operates. The more we know the better! Customer service is outstanding!Sadly, Braydon is a Flames fan.....wasn't sure I should let him in, but relented....GO Oilers!
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    Karen CarletonKaren Carleton
    16:42 11 Jun 24
    Capital Plumbing is the only plumbing that provided outstanding customer service for a quote. My call was answered immediately and they booked a quote right away, plus did an advance call to let me know they were on the way. I haven’t had work done yet but they are already winning for customer service. They even brought/wore shoe coverings in the house. Impressive and they came highly recommended to me. I could see why.
    Connie ScottConnie Scott
    23:08 10 Jun 24
    Thank you Dave. I appreciate your availability today and lessons on the multiple plumbing issues I raised. Goodbye galvanized pipes...got it 🙂
    Bill RogersBill Rogers
    02:24 08 Jun 24
    Braydon and Kevin did an excellent job in installing a new hot water tank. They were very helpful and informative in helping us understand the problems with our old water tank. They were also very helpful in connecting our bbq to the natural gas meter. We will definitely have them back for any future plumbing repairs we may need.
    Clayton ShmyrClayton Shmyr
    13:35 07 Jun 24
    Thank you again Capital Plumbing and Heating for coming to help resolve a plumbing issue. Matt and Carlos were great to deal with. Both were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I've used Capital multiple times for various plumbing issues and have been pleased with their service every time.
    Alrick CampbellAlrick Campbell
    13:15 05 Jun 24
    Braydon was extremely knowledgeable of the services offered. I was very impressed with how detailed oriented he was. For each process he explained exactly what will be involved.
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    21:35 31 May 24
    Carlos and Kevin were wonderful to work with: very friendly, patient, responsive to questions, and offered proactive advise on the state of our equipment without imposition. Just really a great experience everytime Capital Plumbing technicians come to our home.
    Capital Plumbing has been coming to our house for years now, and every time it's truly been a fantastic experience. Whether it's been our furnace or our hot water tank and for this last visit our sump pump I can't thank them enough for fixing the problem. I would like to thank all the staff at Capital for doing such a fantastic job. They will always be my first call. Also big shout out to Dave for dealing with the sump pump today.
    Xiaofu ZhuXiaofu Zhu
    20:46 04 Apr 24
    I had Capital Plumbing and Heating come out for a malfunctioning furnace today. It was the fourth or fifth time I've called on Capital over the past decade. Once again the service was fantastic. Chris was friendly and capable. He diagnosed the problem quickly and had it up and running again within in a couple of hours. He checked the furnace repeatedly afterward to make it sure it was working. There are lots of things where I don't know who to call, but furnace/AC is not one of them. Highly recommended.
    Sibeal McCourtSibeal McCourt
    19:33 01 Apr 24
    The two Daves were excellent. They took their time, explained everything, provided options and were very pleasant. We could not believe they were able to replace our garburator on the same day, and were neat and tidy with their work. This is the first time we have tried Capital Plumbin and Heating, and will be using the company again. Thanks to both Daves!
    Kevin ConradKevin Conrad
    18:16 16 Feb 24
    Great customer service, great job, always great at explaining everything
    Joshua LothamerJoshua Lothamer
    04:11 16 Feb 24
    Friendly, informative, and overall a pleasure to deal with Chris. Capital Plumbing unfortunately has a $99 show up fee, understandable, and I did not compare prices so will not attest to that but they showed up within 24 hours when a lot of others said within a week.
    Jeanette SpanikJeanette Spanik
    08:21 10 Feb 24
    Prompt & Courteous Service.
    George RamsayGeorge Ramsay
    18:42 09 Feb 24
    Chris is an excellent hard working gentleman. Very satisfied.
    Michael NiemiMichael Niemi
    20:33 08 Feb 24
    I used Capital Plumbing at my old residence. They were the best then and still continue to be today. I knew when I called for service for my new place I would definitely get the same service. I was right and they didn’t disappoint. The technician was excellent. The lady that answered the phone was the best customer service representative I have ever talk to. They are very lucky to have such a great representative for their company answer the phone. It all starts with the phone call. I would 100% recommend this company to everyone
    Josiah DyckerhoffJosiah Dyckerhoff
    18:27 24 Jan 24
    (Updated from 1 to 3 stars) They eventually did the work they said they would do but:- they didn’t do the work the first time they came- I had to call them six times to get them to finally listen and come back without charging me even more- the tech complained to my wife that the job was underquoted (even though the quote was given on site after a thorough examination of our system)- I have no way of checking whether he did a good job or rushed through it because he thought we weren’t paying enoughI give 3 stars because the job was eventually completed but I had to hound them and argue to get them to do the job they originally agreed to for the price they quoted. If you want the full story, read on.I asked them to come give me a quote for a water softener and descaling - they originally told me it would be a free quote and then tried to change that to be $100 for a “service call”, which I had to argue to avoid.The tech was friendly and helpful, so I agreed to do the descaling for about $500. After maybe 45 minutes he said he couldn’t do the descaling because he didn’t know if the unit was designed to be descaled, and he admitted he didn’t really do anything for me. He charged me a reduced price but still over $250, and I didn’t think I had any choice. After he left I called the boiler manufacturer and within 10 minutes found out it should be descaled.It took two weeks of me calling over and over, speaking to different receptionists and hearing various reasons they couldn’t do it yet or couldn’t confirm a price and then they would just stop calling me back. Finally I was told I would have to pay the full original price on top of what I already paid. I said that was unacceptable because all I am asking is for them to do what they originally said they would do and I am willing to pay the difference.I was told a manager would reach out to me to discuss. Mid afternoon I called again and was told he had just stepped out but would call as soon as he got back. Finally the next morning he called back and agreed to do what I was asking, and a tech came the next week. The tech was at our house for about 1.5 hours and complained that we were underquoted but still honoured the price.
    04:59 28 Dec 23
    Second time I’ve used Capital Plumbing because first experience was fantastic as was my current experience. Dave is very knowledgeable and explained everything. Explained the cost process before picking up a part. Will be definitely requesting Dave when needed in the future. Thank you so much.
    A NA N
    19:49 21 Nov 23
    Dave and the team were great! I had an issue with my in-floor heating and they were easy to schedule, on time to the appointment and very pleasant!They even returned on a courtesy after my initial appointment to validate everything was working. Thank you!!