It's All About Soft Water: How To Care For Your Water Softener

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If you have a water softener system in your home, it needs to be maintained properly. Without proper maintenance, you'll begin to notice the tell-tale signs of hard water problems, such as water spots on your glasses. You may also notice that your skin isn't as soft as it should be. Here are a few tips that will help your water softener provide quality water for your home.

Install a Pre-Filter System

When it comes to caring for your water softener, you need to have more than one filtering system. It's not enough to simply send your water through the main filter. Most water contains a certain amount of silt and contaminants that can clog up the system.The best thing you can do to protect your water softener, and ensure high-quality water, is to install a pre-filter system. That way, the main sludge and contaminants are removed before your water goes through the system.

Maintain the Salt Levels

If you're like most people, you forget to check the salt levels from time to time. Unfortunately, that's a good way to ruin your water softener, and undermine the quality of your water. A good way to avoid a missed salt-check is to mark it on your calendar. For maximum protection, your salt levels should be checked about once a month, especially if you go through a lot of water in your home. It's also important that you use the right kind of salt. Before you refill your salt tank, be sure that the kind you've selected is designed specifically for water softeners.

Break Down the Bridges

Over time, the salt in your tank can develop a hard crusty layer, which is referred to as a bridge. Those bridges not only look menacing, they are menacing. In fact, if the bridges get too bad, your water softener won't function properly. To protect your water softener, and keep your system functioning properly, break down the bridges as soon as they form. You can break through the hard salt bridges with a big stick. Be sure to check for bridges about once a week.

Ensure Routine Service Calls

In addition to the service you provide your water softener, it will also need routine professional care about once a year. There may be issues with your water softener that an untrained eye can't identify. Scheduling an annual service call will keep your water softener functioning at maximum capacity.


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