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Boise, Nampa and Caldwell's Water Softener Experts

Water Softeners

Drake Mechanical can handle all of your Boise water softener and Nampa water conditioning needs from Water Softener service and water softener repair to new Caldwell water softener installations, or if you have never had a water softener in Meridian and are tired of the hard water deposits on everything or are replacing your old worn out water conditioner with a new one. We can purchase and install any brand of water softener that you would like to have installed from salt based water softeners to citric acid based water softeners, or even some of the new electrical water conditioning devices.  Drake Mechanical, Boise, Nampa and Caldwell's water softening Pros since Boise was just getting started.  Since then we have expanded our water softener installations and repairs to the entire treasure valley and beyond.  Give Boise's, Nampa and Caldwell's Best Water Softener installation company a try today.  

Why Would I Want A Water Softener You Might Ask?

There are many reasons for having a water softener in the Treasure Valley. They make your soap and detergents go farther, your dishes come cleaner and they don't spot as bad, your dishwasher, clothes washer and water heater last longer, And you don't get the white deposits on your faucets and in your sinks. In the end it all adds up to saving you money.

How Does A Water Softener Work?

A Meridian water softener works by removing the Minerals from the water that make it "Hard Water". It does this when the water flows through the water softener media tank that is full of a type of media that attracts and holds onto the minerals. Once the media has retained all that it can based on your water hardness level and the gallons of water that have been run through it it will go into a flush and backwash cycle at night while you sleep. This will then use the salt water if it is a salt based unit that cleans the media. After rinsing the media it will flush the tank with clean salt free water so that you dont get salt in your drinking water. After this cycle it is ready to go again and continue to do its job or removing the minerals that are hard on your clothes, appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Where Can I get a Water Softener?

Whether you are in need of an water softener in Boise, a water conditioner in Nampa or Caldwell looking to purchase a water softener or in Meridian or Eagle, or looking for someone to repair a damaged or leaking water softener we have you covered. If you have any questions regarding water softeners give us a call and we will get them answered for you.  

What About Water Softener / Conditioner Repairs

Drake Mechanical Can also make repairs to your existing softenerin Boise, Nampa or Caldwell, is it only a couple of years old?  If that is the case then It might be beneficial for you to have it repaired instead of replaced.  We can repair it, all makes and models of water softeners and water conditioners from Culligan, Sterling, Kennmore, Whirlpool, And many other brands.  If you have questions regarding repairs, replacement or installation of water softeners and water conditioning devices just give us a call at 208-362-6200 or CLICK HERE to send us an e mail. 

What Are My Water Softener Options?

There are a few water softener options for you that you may like.  We have tried and tested out everything we sell personally in our own homes so we know they work when we recomend them to you.  Nick Has a NUVO water softener in Boise, One of the owners Judy has a NUVO water softener in Kuna and a couple of our technitians have a sterling water softener in their homes in Nampa and Caldewll and love them as well.  

NUVO Water Softeners

Nuvo water Softeners use citric acid instead of salt to encapsulate the hard water minerals so that they don't "stick" to plumbing, fixtures or appliances.


  • Studio which is for 1-2 bathroom homes with 1-2 people in it
  • Home which is for 2-3 bathroom homes with 3-5 people in it
  • Manor which is for 4+ bathrooms and 6+ people living there

Benefits of the NUVO water softener are plentiful when in comparison to a regular salt type softener:

  • hangs on the wall so it is not taking up floor space
  • you don't ever have to buy salt, you change the cartrige and it is good for 6 months
  • you will save on utility bills, this system does not have to regenerate so you are not pouring water down the drain every week
  • does not use power so your not paying for the water softener to operate
  • extends the life of your appliances, this system will actually remove hard water deposits from your water heater elements, dishwasher elements, plumbing fixtures ect which in turn extend the life of your homes expensive items and appliances
  • no slimy shower water, get clean without feeling slimy, NUVO doesn't use salt so you will feel fresh and clean after every shower
  • Eco Friendly or Green: Nuvo H2O doesnt waste water or eclectricity and only contains recycle friendly components, good for you and good for the environment

Sterling Water Softeners


IM Series with Advanced Controls Models:

  • IM24 which is a 24,000 Grain Water Softener with a peak flow rate of 12 gallons per minute
  • IM30 Which is a 30,000 Grain water softener with a peak flow rate of 15 gallons per minute
  • IM45 which is a 45,000 Grain water softener with a peak flow rate of 18 gallons per minute
  • IM60 Which is a 60,000 Grain water softener with a peak flow rate of 20 gallons per minute
  • IM75 Which is a 75,000 Grain Water Softener with a peak flow rate of 22 gallons per minute
  • IMC24 which is a 24,000 grain water softener with a peak flow rate of 12 gallons per minute and a space saving design
  • IMC30 Which is a 30,000 Grain water softener with a peak flow rate of 15 gallons per minute and a space saving design

Sterlings unique microporcessor based control head monitors system performance, water consumption and more such as:  Days since last regeneration, Gallons since last regeneration, reserve based on water usage over last 21 days, total regenerations since startup, total gallons of water used since startup and many more options.  If power fails the only thing you have to reset is the clock.

Sterling OXY3 Series Iron Reduction system Models:

  • OXY3-10 which has a peak flow rate of 10 gpm
  • OXY3-15 Which has a peak flow rate of 12 gpm
  • OXY3-20 Which has a peak flow rate of 12 gpm
  • OXY3-30 Which has a peak flow rate of 15 gpm
  • OXY3-10SHORT which has a peak flow rate of 10 gpm 
  • OXY3-10-JET Which has a peak flow rate of 8 gpm

Sterlings Iron Reduction System has a lot of really neat features such as No Chemicals, No in line venturi to plug or adjust, No air compressor, No excess air, No air release valve required, Less mainenance than other brands, Rugged Mechanical piston valve so there are no solenoids or flapper valves to stick and a full flow bypass valve.  

For More information on which kind and what grain softener would be best for your individual application Please CLICK HERE or call us at 208-362-6200 and we can get your questions answered.

*Financing options are available upon request and qualification


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Drake Mechanical
5551 West Gowen Road
Boise , Idaho , 83709
(208) 362-6200


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5011 Aviation Way
Caldwell , Idaho , 83605
(208) 468-9919

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