3 Water Softener Maintenance Tips

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Everyone wants to have access to the highest quality water in their homes. Investing in a water softener is a great way to improve your home’s water quality. Water softeners remove hard minerals from your water before it comes out of your plumbing which extends the life of your plumbing system and appliances, makes clothes softer, and is better for your hair and skin. But to make the most out of your investment, proper water softener maintenance is essential. 

3 Tips Water Softener Maintenance Tips:

  1. Check the Salt Level
    • Water softeners use salt to remove minerals from your water before dispensing it through faucets as needed. For a water softener to operate efficiently, it must have proper salt levels in the tank so it is important to regularly check salt levels. Keep in mind that the appropriate salt level will depend on the size of the tank and the water usage in your home. Generally, you should check the salt level every six to eight weeks and refill the tank with high-quality salt when it is at least two-thirds empty. 
  2. Clean the Resin Bed
    • The resin bed is a critical component of your water softener that removes hard minerals from your water. Over time, it can become clogged with sediment and reduce the efficiency of your water softener. To prevent this from happening, clean the resin bed at least once a year. This involves adding a resin bed cleaner to the tank and running it through a regeneration cycle. If you are unsure how to do this, consult with a professional plumber.
  3. Schedule Regular Maintenance
    • Even with regular maintenance, your water softener will eventually require repairs. To minimize downtime and ensure that your water softener operates at peak efficiency, it is important that you schedule regular maintenance with a professional plumber. Plumbers can not only inspect your water softener but also clean the resin bed and check for any other issues that might affect its performance. Regular professional maintenance will extend the lifespan of your water softener and ultimately save you money on repairs and replacements.

Proper water softener maintenance is crucial to ensure that it operates efficiently and provides you with the best quality water. At Evolution Plumbing & Misting, our experienced and knowledgeable team can help you install, repair, and perform your water softener maintenance to ensure it provides you with optimal performance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start enjoying the benefits of significantly improved residential water quality.

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