Water Softeners

Boerne Water Softener Company Serving Cordillera Ranch & the Texas Hill Country

Water Softeners

Struggling with hard water?  So are most of your neighbors in Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch and the rest of the Texas Hill Country.  Water in the San Antonio area is rated as some of the hardest water in the United States.  With much of our water flowing through underground beds of  limestone, it’s not surprising that your water has a high mineral content.  Unfortunately, these minerals can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing.  Installing a water softener can help protect your Boerne home hard water.

Getting Soft Water

How a Water Softener Works

Water softeners use sodium from water softener salts to draw calcium and other hard minerals out of the water.  These hard minerals are flushed from the water and not allowed to travel the plumbing in your home.  The result is softer water without calcium, magnesium or other “hard” minerals.

Providing water softener repair & installation near Boerne in the Texas Hill Country

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Do You Need a Water Softener?

Signs of Hard Water in Your Home

  • White spots on your glassware
  • White limestone buildup on and around plumbing fixtures
  • White stains in the bottom of your dishwasher
  • Mineral buildup in the bottom of water kettles or coffee pots
  • Soap scum build up on tubs and showers or sinks
  • Skin that feels dry and itchy after bathing
  • Clothes that feel stiff after washing
Why Install a Water Softener?

Benefits of Installing a Water Softener in Your Home

  • Clean, shiny glassware and flatware
  • Extended life for you plumbing faucets and fixtures
  • Extended life for your water kettle and other small appliances
  • Extended life for your home water heater
  • Less scale and mineral buildup in drains
  • Softer clothes that retain their colors longer
  • Energy efficiency from appliance that aren’t fighting mineral build up
  • Easier Cleaning – everything from shower doors, to tub scale, to kitchen appliances
shiny faucet in home with a water softener

Customer Testimonial

"When you need a plumber – you want the Best! Rob Williams is the Best in the business. We manage many homes in and around the Boerne area and Rob is our “Go To” plumber, not only at our rental properties, but our personal home as well. He has been an enormous help to us. We have had several very serious situations where Rob has really come through for us. If you’re looking for a great plumber – your search is over. Rob is the man."
David Klobedans
Property Manager - Keller Williams, Boerne, TX
Finding the Right Water Softener

How to Choose the Right Water Softener System for Your Home

It’s important to install the right water softener for your home.  If you choose a system that is too large or that recharges too frequently you may be wasting money and water.  On the other hand, if you choose a system that is too small, you may still have to battle hard water.


In addition, if your water has challenges including sediment, iron, or sulfur, having an inline whole house filter may be necessary for optimal water softening.


Whether your home is on it’s own well or you are on city water, a water softener can help you.  When you call us out for a well plumbing repair, we would also evaluate your water for any water softening needs.


So, what factors should you consider when choosing a water softener for a home in Boerne and the Texas Hill Country?

1. Water Usage in Your Home

How much water will need to be softened each day? Have you installed a large garden tub that uses lots of water?  Include all water used for cooking, drinking, bathing, laundry, toilets, hygiene, and cleaning. 

2. Frequency for Water Softener Recharge

Water Softeners should recharge during times when water isn’t being used in the home.  That means that at a minimum, a water softener recharge cycle should meet the needs of a single day of water usage.  However, it may be beneficial for it to recharge only 1-2 times a week instead.

3. Hardness of the Water in Your Home

A water softener company should always check the water hardness in your home before recommending a water softener.  In areas where water is exceptionally hard, like areas in Kendall County with well water, a more “powerful” water softener may be needed. 

4. Additional Water Softener Features

Space requirements, smart features, display panels, recharge options, and unit warranties are all additional features you’ll want to take into consideration before you make a decision about which water softener unit to have installed.

water softener installed in home

Water Softeners come in a variety of options. Our plumbers can help you choose the best water softener for your home.

Water Softener Case Study in Boerne, TX

Hard water stains on plumbing fixtures in Boerne, TX

A Boerne family with private well water was experiencing severe hard water staining and corrosion throughout their home. Plumbing fixtures not only had hard water stains but were also becoming damaged by the mineral buildup.


Homeowner quotes: “Even with bathroom cleaners, it’s difficult to remove the hard water stains.  And we’re going to have to replace our faucets prematurely because of the damage the hard water has caused.” “I’m concerned about our appliances both large and small being damaged by the mineral buildup. We definitely don’t want to spend unnecessary money replacing water heaters, coffee makers, ice makers, and other items that use the hard water.”


Installing and maintaining a properly sized water softener has alleviated much of the hard water staining and the potential harm to appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Hard water buildup on shower head in Kendall County, TX
Give Us a Call

Why Choose Olde Town Plumbing to Install Your Water Softener

Installing a new water softener requires plumbing your house correctly to utilize the new unit.  It also means working with you to find solutions, like RO systems or additional filtration, that meet your goals.  Our knowledgeable professional plumbers make us the Boerne water softener company of choice.  We work with you to find the solution that’s right for you, your home and your budget.

We’re hometown folks with our office located at 140 E Bandera RD, Ste 5, in Boerne, TX.

Give us a call for a free no obligation estimate.  830-446-5527

water softener and water heater in garage

Need a Different Plumbing Service?

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Extend the life of your faucets by replacing o-rings, cartridges, and other parts that wear out.

Eliminate foundation damage with timely slab leak detection and reliable plumbing repairs.

Achieve optimal water heater  performance through regular maintenance, repair or replacement.

Prevent plumbing emergencies with proactive drain cleaning and drain line repairs or replacement.

Prevent damage to your home by eradicating leaks with flexible PEX water lines or new drain lines.

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Conserve water and protect your home with reliable repairs and installation of low-flow toilets.

Enjoy the efficiency of natural gas and propane appliances with expert gas line installation and repair.

Sewer Repairs

Protect your home and family with dependable sewer line inspections, repairs and replacement.

Our Plumbers

What Sets Us Apart


When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician.  We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times.  We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve.  We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”


We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well.  When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need.  We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.


You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently.  To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us.  And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.

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