Plumbers guide to installing Water Softeners
Once you know what type of water softener you will install for the homeowner, you can start installation. First, ensure there is enough space underneath the kitchen sink for the water softener to fit into.
Some water softeners may require their own power supply, so check to ensure there is a free socket close to where the softener will be installed.
If you are installing a water softener in a property for the first time, then they probably will only have a cold water stop-cock, which will run up through the metre and then up to the taps.
It is recommended to also fit a dedicated cold water supply up to the kitchen tap so only the softened water gets distributed around the house and not out of the fixtures, as some customers prefer not to drink softened water. It will also prevent any disruption to the customer's water supply, in the instance you need to quickly isolate the water softener if any faults occur.