Enjoying the Benefits of Your Water Softener

Enjoying the Benefits of Your Water Softener

Enjoying the Benefits of Your Water Softener

Having a water softener in your home offers numerous benefits. By removing unwanted minerals from your water, a water softener helps to keep your pipes clear and capable of allowing water to flow freely. A water softener also helps with preventing mineral buildup from developing on your bathtub, in your shower, in your toilet and in your sinks. Not only is this buildup unsightly, but it is also quite difficult to remove. Therefore, using a water softener helps to reduce the amount of cleaning that you have to do to keep your home looking fresh and clean.

Having a water softener is also beneficial because it allows your soaps and detergents to work more effectively. Not only does this help to reduce the amount of soap and detergent that you have to use, but it also helps your clothes look brighter while also leaving your skin softer and cleaner. 

Caring for Your Water Softener

To enjoy all of the benefits of having a water softener, however, it is important to take the proper steps to care for your water softener. Not only will this improve the efficiency of your water softener, but it will also help to ensure that your water softener lasts for years to come. 

One way to properly care for your water softer is to monitor its resin use. The resin beds within your water softener are recharged by the salt that you add to your softener. While these resin beds are meant to last as long as the rest of your softener, their life-span can be shortened by water is being filtered out of your water. If you start to notice sand-like particles in your water, it is a good sign that your resin needs to be replaced. 

You can also extend the life of your water softener by taking steps to prevent clogs. You can do this by using a water softener cleaner every few months. The cleaner will flush the resin bed while also removing any resin that has been damaged. 

To learn more about installing a water softener or caring for the one that you already have, contact Pump Service Idaho today!

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