When you’ve got used to having a water softener and wouldn’t really want to be without one if you are moving house, is it possible to take your soft water system with you to the new property.

The answer is yes, you can! There’s no need to start again from scratch.

If the system was already installed when you bought the house, or you’ve had it fitted subsequently, then you are perfectly at liberty to remove the water softener and take it with you. You don’t need to worry about the home you are moving to being configured in a completely different style or layout.

If you are handy at DIY, you may feel confident enough to do the entire removal and refit job. If you do decide to take matters into your own hands, it should be relatively easy to disconnect the water softener from the mains supply. The instruction manual that came with the product will show you how to do this.

If you aren’t that much of a dab hand at plumbing jobs, you may feel the sensible approach is to call on expert assistance. That’s where Scott Jenkins Water Softeners can come to the rescue – even if we didn’t carry out the original installation. We can take care of everything for you.

Regardless of the age, make or model of your water softener, we can uninstall the system for you, store it and then refit it into your new home at the appropriate time.

The process of reinstalling your water softener

We are here to look after the entire reinstallation process. Initially, it may be necessary to carry out an inspection of the property’s current water supply, to see how it works.

The first thing to establish is whether the property has its own water supply. We’d want to make sure that it’s only going to be the supply to your property that is temporarily disconnected – and not a dozen other households in the neighbourhood!

One other important point to consider is the warranty on your water softener and whether this will be affected.

The answer is that it shouldn’t be. If you were the original purchaser, as long as you adhere to the owner’s manual and warranty guidelines, everything should remain in place. However, if you are concerned that the warranty could be invalidated, or that the water softener might get damaged during disconnection, please contact us first.

When all is said and done, though, is there a case for leaving your water softener intact in the property you are vacating and starting with a new one?

It’s worth bearing in mind that leaving the existing system in place could actually be a very good selling point for anyone looking to buy your house. A perfectly serviceable, fully-functioning system is likely to add value. In which case, if you’d prefer not to go back to hard water again, the best approach would be to start over again with a brand new water softener in your new home. Just leave it to us!

We’ve got a number of long-standing clients who have moved home and decided to take their old softener with them. But we also have many other customers who decided it was sensible to leave their original system in place and upgrade to a new installation after moving. It all comes down to personal choice.

If you are in the process of moving to a new home in East sussex or West Sussex, Hampshire or Surrey and you’d like advice on whether to retain your current soft water system or start afresh, just call Scott Jenkins Water Softeners on 01243 607494 or by email: scott@sjbs.info.