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Preventative Maintenance For Your Water Softener

28 June, 2021 (11:02) | Hard Water, Hard Water Solutions, Water Softeners | By: admin

Preventative maintenance for your water softener

Investing in a water softener for your home is an excellent choice. It makes chores easier, gives you more free time, and saves on energy. Plus, you’ll see quite impressive financial savings over time. 

But, none of these benefits will happen if your home water softener isn’t working properly and efficiently. Without preventative maintenance and routine inspections, your system will lack some of the effectiveness you had hoped for in the first place.

What are your favorite soft water benefits?

That’s a tough question – we know, because we love them all, too! 

From no more spots and stains on glassware, to fewer clogs and repairs for water-using appliances, soft water eases your everyday needs. Most water professionals – including US – will offer preventative maintenance and routine servicing of your water softening system. This will help protect your investment and maintain better water quality.

Do I need preventative maintenance with a new water softener?

Yes, you do! Even new water softeners can benefit from routine maintenance. Things like power outages and daylight savings time can affect the regeneration process of your unit. There could also be issues with other water-using appliances in your home like well pumps or water heaters, and these can also impact the functionality of your home water softener.

I have a well. Does this apply to me?

Definitely.  For private well owners, water softener performance is essential for water quality. But, this means that you also need a healthy well. Issues with your well can create problems for your softener. This can lead to the need for repair or replacement for BOTH the pressure tank (or other part) and the water softener itself.  Either one could be costly.

Regular inspections and maintenance on ALL water treatment products and equipment is vital. Neglected units of all kinds can lead to big bills and poor water quality.  For many, the issue is that they are out of sight, so out of mind. And, they’re only given attention when a problem actually occurs and repairs are necessary.

What do preventative maintenance plans or services look like?

They vary, of course, and ours can be customized to your specific water needs and product. In general, however, you should look for things like:

  • Water tests to see if your water softener is working properly
  • Proper salt delivery and schedule
  • Review your current water conditions
  • Check common wear and tear parts like pistons, injectors, screens and seals
  • Clean the equipment
  • Change filters and/or pre-filters
  • Clean the brine tank
  • And more!

If you could use some peace of mind that your home water softener is working properly and efficiently, give us a call and schedule an appointment. Preventative maintenance is so important – we’re happy to help!