Water Softener Repair & Maintenance Is Inevitable In Indiana
Our part of the world is notorious for hard water. That means it’s full of minerals like calcium and magnesium. When the minerals collect in your home’s plumbing system, they can produce breakdowns requiring expensive water softener repair or replacement of items like faucets, water heaters, and just about any other component necessary to keep a modern house’s water system working like it should.
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A WATER SOFTENER REPAIR CAN HELP
A water softener system tames our Westfield, Indiana hard water. Hard water flows into a resin tank where resin beads collect the minerals it contains. When the beads have accumulated all the minerals they can handle, the system recharges with salt water from the brine tank. The salt water cleans the minerals off the beads and is then flushed away.
The process prevents annoying plumbing breakdowns and costly repairs or replacements. It guards against scaling, cracks, clogs, and a host of other problems. It produces a number of other benefits as well:
Better laundry; clothes don’t come out stiff and whites stay white since they’re spared the fading and graying effects of exposure to calcium.
Cleaner dishes; when there are no minerals in your water, your dishes won’t come out of the dishwasher with spots.
Healthier skin; hard water is rough on your skin. The mineral deposits and pathogens in untreated water are both bad for you. Treated water will get you cleaner with less soap and scrubbing.
Treated water promotes good health in general. The same calcium, chlorine, and germs that are hard on the outside of you aren’t good for your insides, either.
DO YOU REALLY NEED A WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM?
Still, with all the above said, it’s only right to acknowledge that not every Westfield home needs a water treatment system. We at 24-7 Plumbing recommend that to evaluate, you look for these signs of hard water problems.
Bad tasting water
Sediment buildup in your water heater
Recurring clogs in your pipes or pipe damage
Spotted or cloudy dishes, glassware, and fixtures
Dry, dull hair and skin
Call 24-7 Plumbing for Water Softener Repair
Your water softener system will eliminate many plumbing headaches and extend the life of your water heater and other plumbing components, but of course it’s also true that the water treatment system itself will experience wear and tear as it goes about its work. Occasional checkups and preventive maintenance from a qualified professional can help with this considerably, but it’s still not uncommon for water treatment systems to malfunction after ten to fifteen years of use. If you notice your water softener is leaking salt, using too much or too little salt, or has just flat-out stopped working, there are a couple of thing you can try yourself before calling in the professionals:
- Check the power and the controls. Make sure the water softener is getting electricity and that the clock timer and hardness setting are as they should be. With luck, the system will have electronic controls that make this relatively easy.
- Make sure you don’t have a salt bridge or dome preventing the flow of salt from the salt supply tank. Probe the tank with a broom handle and you’ll feel it such an impediment has formed. If it has, a few pokes should break it up, and in a day or two you should know if this has solved your problem.