How much do Water Softeners cost to install?
Water Softeners are a great investment for your property; however, the cost of installing a water softener in the UK can vary depending on the size and type of softener and the location of the installation.
Typically the cost of installation is generally between £350 and £1,500, depending if your plumber needs to create a separate dedicated water supply or if your plumber is replacing the unit like-for-like.
Can Water Softeners Descale Pipes?
The softener will not only remove impurities from the water but will also help to descale pipes and fixtures, reducing the risk of clogs in the plumbing system. It is also recommended to have a water filter as they can also help prevent limescale and you can also flush out your plumbing system once in a while using a vinegar solution which can also help.
Optimal place to Install A Water Softener?
Typically a Water softener will get installed on your mains water supply, usually under the kitchen sink where it's more accessible. They can, however, get installed anywhere on the mains water supply, for example, in a garage.
A Water Softener will have a waste pipe outlet, so you will need to ensure the unit gets installed next to an external wall to allow the waste pipe to feed out.