Close this search box.


Water Softener Maintenance, Repair, and Installation in Spokane

A person filling up a glass of clean water at a kitchen faucet


Ditch the Hard Water Woes

Ensure the best water quality for your home and family. Schedule a water softener inspection with Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing today. Our friendly water experts will assess your system’s condition and provide recommendations for optimal softness.

The Mainstream Difference

Why Spokane Homeowners Choose Mainstream

Welcome to Mainstream – your one-stop solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Here’s why you should trust us with your home services:

Flexible Scheduling

We respect your time and prioritize efficient communication. We ensure minimal wait times for our technicians, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home. Expect a call before our technician arrives, giving you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly.

Transparent Pricing

No surprises, no hidden costs. Our upfront pricing provides competitive quotes tailored to your specific service requirements. You'll receive a detailed breakdown of the work involved, ensuring transparency and total peace of mind.

Expert Technicians

Our friendly, skilled technicians are experts in electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing services. With state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we guarantee precise, code-compliant work. Your home will be left spotless, reflecting our commitment to cleanliness and professionalism.

Our Blog

2 Mainstream Technicians Sitting in Truck


Total Home Coverage

Our comprehensive plumbing services ensure your entire home plumbing system functions flawlessly. Explore how we can enhance your home’s plumbing infrastructure with a range of expert services designed for efficiency and reliability.

Call or Schedule Your Service Online!

Water Softener Installation & Repair

Frequently Asked Questions

In Spokane, where the water hardness level averages around 13 grains per gallon (gpg), which is significantly higher than the USGS’s hard water threshold of 7gpg, homeowners often face the challenge of managing hard water effects.
These effects include calcium and magnesium buildup (known as limescale)  which can manifest as a white film around fixtures, shower walls, sinks, and other areas frequently in contact with water. Beyond being an aesthetic issue, hard water can also impair the efficiency and longevity of appliances and plumbing fixtures by causing damage or decreased performance.

While saltless water softeners (or salt-free conditioners) don’t remove hardness minerals from the water, they can be effective in preventing the limescale buildup that hard water causes. If your home’s water is slightly hard, a salt-free system might be suitable. However, given Spokane’s significantly hard water, a traditional water softener using salt is often the recommended solution for completely softening the water.

Mainstream offers an innovative solution with our best-in-class, salt-free water filtration system. Designed to protect your home from the damaging effects of limescale without the use of salt, our system offers a convenient and effective way to manage hard water issues. This system is especially beneficial for preventing the buildup that can wreak havoc on your appliances and plumbing, ensuring your home operates efficiently and remains aesthetically pleasing.

Choosing the right water treatment solution in Spokane requires understanding the specific challenges posed by local water conditions. Mainstream is here to provide expert advice, installation, and service, ensuring you select the best system to meet your needs and protect your home from hard water’s detrimental effects.

Contact Mainstream today to explore our affordable salt-free water filtration options and discover how we can help you achieve cleaner, safer water throughout your home!

If your home appliances are wearing out more quickly than expected, it could be due to hard water. Hard water contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can accumulate and cause scale buildup inside appliances. This buildup can lead to inefficiencies, increased energy usage, and ultimately, a shorter lifespan for appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters, and even your coffee maker.

Mainstream offers comprehensive solutions to protect your appliances from the detrimental effects of hard water. Our water softening systems remove the minerals responsible for scale buildup, ensuring your appliances operate more efficiently and last longer. By treating your water, you can reduce wear and tear on your appliances, saving money on energy costs and avoiding premature replacements.

Don’t let hard water shorten the life of your valuable home appliances. Mainstream’s team of experts can assess your water quality and recommend the best water softening solution for your home, providing peace of mind and extending the longevity of your appliances.

Contact Mainstream today to learn more about how we can help safeguard your appliances against hard water damage.

Unpleasant changes in your skin and hair after showering can often be attributed to the chlorine content in your home’s water. Chlorine is known to strip away natural oils from your skin and hair, leading to dryness and irritation. Additionally, the hardness of your water plays a significant role in how your skin and hair feel post-shower. Hard water contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can leave residue and affect the health of your skin and hair.

While some buildings and localities naturally have soft water or are equipped with filtering systems, it’s essential to understand the water quality in your own home. An easy initial step is to look up water hardness by your zip code, which can give you a general idea. For more accuracy, water hardness testing strips are available and can provide a precise measurement of your home’s water hardness levels.

To combat the effects of chlorine and hard water, Mainstream recommends considering a whole-house water filtration or softening system. These systems ensure that all water in your home is filtered, including showers and sinks to toilets. This significantly improves water quality for your skin and hair. While investing in a whole-house water filter or softener is an investment, with costs ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, the benefits are substantial. These systems can filter up to 1 million gallons of water, offering a long-term solution to your water quality issues.

Mainstream is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the quality of life in your home.
Our expert team can help you choose and install the perfect water filtration or softening system to suit your needs, ensuring that every drop of water in your home contributes to your well-being.

Contact Mainstream today to learn how we can transform your water, leaving your skin and hair feeling healthier and more revitalized after every shower.

Mainstream installs the following water softeners throughout Spokane and Spokane Valley:

  • Dual tank water softeners
  • Ion-exchange water softeners
  • Magnetic water softeners
  • Salt-free water softeners

Typically, a water softener system should be replaced every 10 to 15 years. This will depend on the type of system installed and how hard the water is in your area.

If you notice any issues with water quality, you should call Mainstream to inspect your system. Stiffer clothes, deposits in the water, build-up on your faucets can all be signs of issues with your softener system.

water softener maintenance IN SPOKANE

Water Softener Maintenance in Spokane & Northern Idaho: Keep Your Water Soft with Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing

Is your water softener working as efficiently as it should? Are you still experiencing the telltale signs of hard water, like scale buildup and dry skin? Don’t let hard water wreak havoc on your home and appliances. Mainstream offers comprehensive water softener maintenance services in Spokane and Northern Idaho to ensure your water stays soft, clean, and healthy.

Why Water Softener Maintenance Matters

Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your water softener running at peak performance. Over time, salt bridges can form, resin beads can become exhausted, and valves can wear out, hindering your softener’s ability to remove hard water minerals. Neglecting maintenance can lead to:
  • Reduced Efficiency: Your water softener may not effectively remove minerals, leading to hard water problems returning.
  • Increased Salt Usage: A poorly maintained softener may use more salt than necessary, increasing your operating costs.
  • Premature Failure: Lack of maintenance can shorten the lifespan of your water softener, requiring costly repairs or replacement.

Mainstream’s Comprehensive Water Softener Maintenance

Our expert technicians offer a thorough water softener maintenance service that includes:
  • System Inspection: We’ll inspect all components of your water softener, including the brine tank, resin tank, valves, and control panel, to identify any potential issues.
  • Salt Bridge Prevention: We’ll break up any salt bridges that may have formed in the brine tank, ensuring proper salt dissolution.
  • Resin Cleaning: We’ll clean the resin beads to remove accumulated minerals and restore their softening capacity.
  • Valve and Control Panel Check: We’ll inspect and adjust valves and settings to ensure optimal performance.
  • Water Hardness Testing: We’ll test your water hardness to verify that your softener is effectively removing minerals.

How to Tell if You Have Hard Water

Even with a water softener, you may still experience signs of hard water if your system isn’t functioning properly. Here are some common indicators:
  • Scale Buildup: Look for white, crusty deposits on faucets, showerheads, and inside appliances like coffee makers and kettles.
  • Dry, Itchy Skin and Hair: Hard water can leave your skin and hair feeling dry, rough, and irritated.
  • Soap Scum: Difficulty lathering soap and the presence of soap scum on shower doors and bathtubs are signs of hard water.
  • Spotty Dishes and Glassware: Hard water can leave spots and streaks on dishes and glassware, even after washing.
  • Faded Laundry: Hard water can make clothes look dull and feel stiff.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a water softener maintenance appointment with Mainstream.

Hard Water Testing: Know Your Water’s Hardness Level

The first step in addressing hard water is to determine its severity. Mainstream offers hard water testing to measure the concentration of minerals in your water. This information helps us recommend the right water softener and settings for your specific needs.

Why Choose Mainstream for Water Softener Maintenance?

  • Local Expertise: We understand the unique water challenges faced by homeowners in Spokane and Northern Idaho.
  • Experienced Technicians: Our licensed plumbers are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of water softener maintenance.
  • Prompt Service: We offer convenient scheduling and prompt service to minimize any disruption to your soft water supply.
  • Upfront Pricing: We provide transparent pricing with no hidden fees, so you know exactly what to expect.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We’re committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring your complete satisfaction with your water softener.

Keep Your Water Soft and Your Appliances Happy

Don’t let hard water continue to damage your plumbing and appliances. Contact Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule your water softener maintenance appointment. We’ll keep your water soft, clean, and healthy, so you can enjoy all the benefits of a well-maintained water softener system.

Need Help? Get the Best in Home Services.

Let's Talk!

How Can We Help You?

Complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly with answers and assistance.