Water Softener Cambridge

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Water Softener Cambridge

A water softener in your Cambridge home is important due to the hard water in the area. Most drinking water in Waterloo Region comes from groundwater wells along the Grand River watershed. This water is considered to be very hard because of the minerals picked up along the way.

Although it is safe for you to drink, hard water contributes to scale build-up in pipes and appliances. Most Cambridge residents therefore use water softeners to replace the minerals with salt, resulting in softened water.

WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing can help - we can provide the best water softener Cambridge has to offer!

How Hard is the Water?

The Grand River begins as a small stream in Dufferin County and travels 280 km before emptying into Lake Erie. About a million people live within the watershed, with most residing in the larger urban areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, and Brantford.

Cambridge has some of the hardest water in all of Canada. The city ranges between 21 and 33 grains per gallon (gpg). By comparison, the water hardness average across Canada is only 10.5 gpg. That means that Cambridge's water is about 2 to 3 times harder than the Canadian average!

Knowing the water hardness in your specific neighbourhood will help you select and set up a water softener that will meet the needs of your household. Below you will see a map of the city - once you know the hardness, you can click on the water softener Cambridge buyer’s guide to see which one you need.

Cambridge's water is 2-3 times as hard as the national average   Courtesy:  https://watersoftenerfacts.ca/my-water-hardness/

Cambridge's water is 2-3 times as hard as the national average

Courtesy: https://watersoftenerfacts.ca/my-water-hardness/


Why Cambridge Homes Need a Water Softener

There are no apparent health risks to drinking hard water, but you might find the taste unpleasant. Even though it is safe to drink, having hard water can cause a number of issues in your home.

The main reasons to install and maintain a water softener in your Cambridge include:

  • You can prevent damage to your dishwasher, washing machine, water heater, and other appliances by eliminating mineral buildup

  • Get rid of your shower, tub, and toilet stains caused by hard water

  • You will clean dishes and clothes more efficiently

  • You will see healthier skin and hair

  • Reduce your monthly water bill

Installing a water softener will remove the minerals and make your water soft. To find out how a water softener removes these minerals, click here.  There are many different types of water softeners on the market. It is important to purchase a water softener that can handle the amount of hardness in your water while keeping up with the amount of water that your family uses. 

Cambridge gets its water from the Grand River watershed

Cambridge gets its water from the Grand River watershed


How WaterSmart Can Help

We offer a line of high-quality water softeners designed to deal with the conditions of the Grand River watershed. Our factory trained technicians will expertly set up, install, and repair any water softener.

Basic installation is FREE with the purchase of any new WaterSmart water softener! For a complete guide to our water softener installation package, click here.

Right now, we have some great deals on Water Softeners!

Additionally, WaterSmart offers extensive experience working with softeners purchased from other outlets, including Kenmore, Whirlpool and GE. If you have an issue and can’t get direct service, we can help.

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WaterSmart - The Best Choice For Water Softening

WaterSmart is a locally owned, family run business that has been servicing the Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, and the surrounding areas for 25 years

We know this area and the unique water challenges it presents. We understand water softeners and we know which type of softener would be the best to meet your particular needs. We sell the best water softeners available for our area and we service any other make or model that you may have, even if you didn't purchase your softener from us.

“What a great experience!! I did a search on the internet, called regarding the price of a water softener and the next day it was installed and we had soft water again. Paul removed the old softener, installed and setup the new one and was out in just over an hour. He also noted that the grounding of water pipe was not done by previous installer and he corrected that as well. Cost was the same as softener that was installed 14 years ago - I am impressed.“
- Larry Roes

Read more customer reviews here.

If you need to purchase a new water softener or if your current softener isn't performing the way it should, contact us.