September 4, 2018
How to Know When to Replace Your Water Softener
The life span of a good water softener is usually between 10 to 15 years, but it is always good to be prepared.
Take note of these signs that can indicate if your water softener is starting to fail, so you can look for a water softener repairs company or a completely new replacement.
No More Lather
If you have started to notice that your soap is refusing to lather, and you are going through a lot more shampoo than usual, this is a sign of hard water so you should check your water softener.
Crusty, White Scale
Limescale build-up is the most obvious tell-tale sign that your water softener is not performing properly. When you’re cleaning your bathroom or kitchen and you notice hard water deposits around your taps and surfaces, you will need to check your water softener.
Is the water running significantly slower through your taps and shower? Does this problem resolve when you bypass your water softener? This means there is a problem with your water softener. The resin used in ion-exchange, to trap the calcium and hard water minerals and replace them with sodium, can be damaged by high levels of chlorine in the water. This damage causes it to expand, making it harder for the water to flow through. Consequently, this results in lower water pressure, alerting you that you should have your water softener looked at.
Increased Salt Use
The amount of salt that you use in your water softener is generally quite consistent. If you notice a big increase in your salt use, there may be a malfunction in your water softeners controlling mechanism. This is a sign that you should hire an expert to check your water softener.
If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, then it may be time to book in water softener servicing and possibly replace it. Luckily, at KindWater, we have an experienced team that can help you with your under-performing water softener – call us today for some helpful advice.