5 Signs Your Water Softener May Need Replacing
Posted: February 1, 2018 to Water Testing
Do you have problems with hard water? If so, chances are that you have a water softener in your home. But like all appliances, it doesn’t last forever. Below are five signs that your water softener might be on the way out. They will help you know when it’s time to replace your water softener.
You have Hard Water Symptoms
If you have noticed any problems that you associate with having hard water, such as dry skin, soap scum that is tenacious, and spotty dishes, chances are that the water softener that you have isn’t doing the job. You want to talk to someone about having a new one put in.
The Water Softener is Always Running
If you have an older system that has many moving parts, it’s possible for the softener to become stuck in one stage of the process of treating your water. This can mean that your softener is always running. If this is something that you notice, it’s not running correctly or efficiently, and you should replace it.
Cold and Hot Water Taste or Look Differently
If you have seen big differences between your cold and hot water from the faucet, it could mean the water softener is not producing ample water for meeting the usage. You want to call someone who is an expert in water treatment to figure out whether this problem can be fixed by adjusting the settings or maintenance services. However, you may need a new one.
The Salt is not Being Used by the Water Softener
Salt is used by water softeners as part of treating your water. If you’re noticing your unit is not using the salt supply, chances are that there is a problem.
Your Water Softener Is Not Using Its Salt
You have an Old Unit
Usually, a water softener will decline or wear out as time passes and need replacing every decade. Additionally, most of the newer models have a lot of new features that mean that they can do a much better job, providing a flow that is more consistent when it comes to the older models. This makes them a lot better options even when you have a working water softener.
These are some of the signs that you may need to replace your water softener. Pay attention to them and that will help you with knowing how well your water softener is working.
About Aqua Care
We service more than 800 water systems throughout Lee and Collier County on a regular basis.
The various types of systems we install and service range from the standard aerator water system to the more modern twin tank water systems designed to remove offensive odors and soften the water.
We also maintain point of entry, or the whole house, reverse osmosis systems.
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