How to maintain a water softener after installation?
Ways of mai?ntaining water softener after installation: -
MONTHLY WATER HARDNESS TEST
Make it a habit to test the hardness of your tap water once a month. After installing the softener, you will notice a "new normal" of soft water. Make a note of your normal water softness measurement. Then, at least once a month, check the softness of your tap water to see if it is stable or starting to fall.
If your water becomes harder, your water softener will still functioning properly. However, it will most likely require some attention and maintenance to return to your ideal level of water softness. When the quality of your water begins to deteriorate, it's time to inspect the tanks and, most likely, schedule an annual maintenance check-up of the soft water unit.
AFTER POWER OUTRAGES, DO RESET
Water softeners are programmed to run on a set schedule via the softener controller. However, after a power outage, your controller may reset in an unfavourable manner. When the power goes out and back on, make sure to check your water softener and reset the schedule, as well as correcting all of the digital clocks in the house.
ESSENTIAL ANNUAL MAINTENANCE
It's a good idea to give your water softener, like all major appliances that run all day, every day, an annual check-up with a professional who knows how to care for your water softener. Allow a water care technician to come by once a year to test each tank and ensure that your water softener isn't developing any problems.
They may break up salt bridges or build-up on the brine tank's sides. They may change the settings in the controller to improve the quality of water care. When the beads finally wear out, they will suggest that you flush your resin tank and refill with new resin. After all, the softener will last much longer than the salt or beads that it is powered by.
TOP-UP SALT RESERVE
Water softeners use charged resin (plastic) beads to remove minerals from your water before it enters your faucets. However, after a few tanks of softened water, the beads must be recharged so that they can pull more minerals from future water. The softener accomplishes this through the use of a brine rinse containing salt.
Salt refills are required for your water softener, just as filters are required for air conditioners. Make sure you know what kind of salt your water softener uses and that you match it when you go shopping. Locate the brine tank and add more of the same. This will refuel your softener and allow you to use it for many more gallons of soft water before the next refill.
ALWAYS CALL TECHNICIAN FOR REPAIRS WHENEVER THERE IS NECESSARY
Last but not least, understand when to call for repairs. If your water hardness returns, try replenishing the salt first. Then, check the softener controls to ensure there is no build-up or salt bridges in the brine tank. If all of the simple fixes fail, it's time to call a water care specialist to service your water softener and get it back in working order.
With the proper approach to water softener maintenance, your appliance will not only improve the quality of your water this year and next, but it will also last a very long time. In fact, there's a good chance that a well-maintained water softener will eventually help to increase the value of your home.