Water Softeners

Water softeners are primarily used to remove calcium and magnesium ions from boiler makeup water. If not removed, these ions can be the basis for forming insoluble compounds that will precipitate in boiler systems. A water softener eliminates this problem by replacing precipitate-forming ions with sodium ions.

Since sodium-based compounds are very soluble, precipitates formed by hard water can be eliminated. In a water softener, ion exchange occurs as the water runs through a bed of small plastic resin beads which are saturated with sodium ions. As the water containing calcium and magnesium ions flows past the resin beads, calcium and magnesium ions “stick” to the ion exchange resin, liberating the sodium ions, which then go into the solution. Eventually, the resin beads contain nothing but calcium and magnesium ions and no sodium. At this point, softening no longer occurs, and hardness ions (Ca and Mg) begin to leak through the bed. When leakage occurs, or prior to the resin being exhausted, it is time to regenerate the media.

Advantage Plumbing field engineers are experts at treating and operating these and other types of softening systems.

Reverse Osmosis

Advantage Plumbing field personnel have the most experience in the industry treating industrial reverse osmosis and membrane filtration systems. Our engineers will customize a membrane cleaning program that will eliminate scale-forming constituents from your RO feedwater, keeping your system operating at peak efficiency.

Industrial reverse osmosis (RO) systems can treat virtually any feedwater if certain feedwater quality guidelines are met. Good pretreatment is necessary to remove the suspended solids, colloidal material, metals, and other contaminants and keep the RO system online and functioning well.

Advantage Plumbing has a new solution for preventing microbiological growth formation on RO membranes using aqueous chlorine dioxide.


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    So, in summary, our final repair cost ended up being only 65% of the original estimate, even though I asked Mike to do some additional work and he also put in some new parts inside the toilet – and neither of these were in the original estimate. I’m definitely very happy with the service received. How could anyone be upset with getting more than expected and paying less than expected for it? I definitely will call Advantage Plumbing again for any further repairs.–Greyelf

  • Mike (Advantage Plumbing) has completed several jobs for me, most recently having installed a new water heater (under emergency circumstances!) and completed a multitude of tasks to fix a high water pressure issue and related damages. Always, he is friendly and courteous, he arrives on time, he tries to keep costs at a minimal (yet does quality work with quality parts), he explains everything honestly and thoroughly, and he cleans up after his work is completed. I highly recommend Mike and Advantage Plumbing to anyone!–KimberSmile

  • Mike from Advantage Plumbing was flexible, friendly and professional. He was available with short notice to come by for an estimate and I was able to schedule an appointment for the next morning. He explained the repairs clearly so I knew what to expect, arrived on time and completed the repairs in an efficient manner. I will definitely use Advantage Plumbing again in the future!–Jandar

  • Mike from Advantage Plumbing replaced our water heater and did several other repair jobs. He arrived when he had scheduled, did all of the work within the estimated amount, cleaned up after he was finished. The quality of work was excellent and I would highly recommend this company.–Jim L.

  • A Plumber who came to the job and explained everything that needed to be done and why before jumping in to do it. Was very courteous and fixed my plumbing problem in an efficient manner. I would recommend Advantage Plumbing to anyone!–Scott

  • I switched from an electric to a gas range and needed a gas line run to my kitchen. I called Advantage based on the rating I saw on DexKnows and received great service from the first contact.

    I gather it’s a small business which usually means something really good or really bad. In this case it was the former.

    Mike was the tech and he made two visits to my home. The first was to do a quick site survey, the second was for the actual install. A window of time was set up for the first visit and he arrived about 30 minutes into it. This was no problem for my wife or I, but he still apologized profusely.

    A hard time of 2 PM was set for the second day and he arrived at exactly… 2 PM. Overall it was a great experience with a dedicated and friendly team of professionals – I have no problem recommending them on this forum.

    Well done!–Papillion

  • found this company to be reliable, on time, and professional. I had the old faucet in our tub replaced. Mike removed as little as possible of the existing tiles, replaced the old copper lines. Installed the new faucet in 2 hours. He cleaned up after he was finished, and asked if there was anything else he could help with. His prices were very reasonable and I am quite happy with his work.–Bill G.

  • Mike is a fine plumber! On the two separate occasions I used him, he was able to come right out and take care of our plumbing needs. On this latest trip he even had to remove a cell phone from our toilet!!! He uses every precaution to make sure he doesn’t make a mess and cleans up afterward. He is expedient and thorough as well. He is very reasonably priced and truly a nice guy. We will use him whenever we need plumbing.–Roxanne

  • We write this letter in recommendation of Mike Luty, Advantage Plumbing. We had the pleasure of having Mike do our plumbing job, which included taking out old pipes and drains, and installing new.

    We can recommend Mike highly and without reservation. Throughout the course of the several day job, Mike was the consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project. Our job was done with care and precision. In addition, he is extremely clean and tidy in the workplace.

    Mike Luty of Advantage Plumbing will be our first and only choice for any future plumbing needs. He is honest, fair, and an excellent craftsman. We feel he would be an asset for any plumbing project.–Ken R.

  • have used Advantage Plumbing to install faucets, fix a stool and to clean a drain on a day when I was cooking for a group and really needed my kitchen sink. Advantage Plumbing was quick to respond that day and every time I have contacted them for help. I would surely recommend them to anyone and I will definitely call them the next time I need a plumber. They do a great job!–Sandra

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