Maintaining Your Water Softener
If you are suffering from hard water issues such as water stains on all of your dishes, ineffective soaps, and scaling on your shower, then it might be time that you invest in a water softener to help take care of all of your home’s water-related needs. A water softener will not only improve the quality of your home’s water, but it will also save you money in the long run. But, how can you make sure that your water softener is properly taken care of and maintained so that you can continue to reap the benefits of it for a long time to come? Much like any large investment, or mechanical tool, toy or equipment around the home, regular maintenance is the key to giving your water softener a long and efficient life. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the regular maintenance steps you can take to prolong the efficiency and life cycle of your water softener system. Maintaining your water softener is almost like a oil change for your home’s water supply!
Nearly all of the water treatment and filtration professionals on the market are equipped with a preventive plan for maintaining your softener system and help you insure your home’s high-level of water quality, as well as protect your investment.
You may be thinking that because your system is pretty new there is no need for such maintenance, but you’re wrong. Even with relatively new systems, regular checkups of your system can be greatly beneficial as even simple things such as power outages and even daylight-savings can have an impact on the regeneration process of your water softener system – which directly relates to how well the system functions.
If your water supply comes from a private well, it may not matter how new your system is if the well is the source of the issues. If the water pressure tank within your well system is not working at 100 percent, your softener system may not be able to get the correct amount of water that is required for it to work properly, which will cause issues and result in the need for a repair or replacement a lot sooner than it should. Having regular maintenance can help find these potential issues and resolve them before they become big problems for you.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Because your water softener system is tucked out of sight, it usually is out of mind until an issue actually arises. Unfortunately, this mindset means that by the time you start to notice something is wrong, chances are it is already going to cost you a pretty penny to repair or replace. Regular maintenance can help ease this seemingly out of nowhere expense by making sure your system is working properly … even if it is out of mind most of the time.
Preventive Maintenance Plans: What’s Included?
Each water treatment professional will offer a slightly different package when it comes to their water softener preventive maintenance packages or plans, however there are a few universal key components that will be covered under most plans.
The following areas are where a lot of water softener systems see breakdowns due to wear and tear, and should be covered in a lot of preventative maintenance plans:
Tests: Run raw and treated water tests in order to make sure your system is working properly.
Changing conditions: Make sure that the water conditions for your home haven’t changed since you had the system installed.
Salt: Making sure that you always have the correct salt for your water system.
Parts check: Keep an eye on parts of the system that suffer a lot of wear and tear such as the pistons, screens, seals and injectors.
Clean up: Give your system a thorough clean, this includes the brine tank and changing out the filters.
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