To Connect:Work from under the sink. Use a one-way valve with the flow heading into the house with a small drain-cock, for the feed and a service valve to divert the water flow into the softener and another washing machine style tap (the return from the water softener). The best valves have a quarter turn action, fitted with a knob that indicates whether the valve is open or shut. A water softener is a great piece of technology and is fitted in many homes around the UK. The areas that have the most units fitted are what are called hard water areas. This means that the water has minerals in it that sediment out when the water is subject to heat, this results in a coating in the water pipes, which causes damage to appliances like the shower, dishwasher and washing machine. This does not have an adverse affect on humans. The minerals are contained in things like bottles of drinking water. So, if you think you need to fit a water softener you will need to make sure that least one of your taps can still able to supply your drinking water. That is if you don’t want to soften all the water in your home. Finchley Boiler Repair can fit this unit. Using an indirect water supply system from the mains up to the cold water storage tank in the loft, with a branch to your kitchen tap, the water softener will divert this cold water through its softener treatment tank before returning it to the pipe that feeds the cold storage tank in the loft. It is possible to connect the WC cistern directly to the mains before the softener, and fit a nozzle in the ballcock valve in the WC cistern as a lot of water is used for flushing. Although sometimes it might be necessary to use a descaling solution in the WC pan, uses of softened water will be considerably reduced by this action. A Finchley Boiler Repairs operative can service this appliance.