Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How do I Find Someone to Service my Home Water Softener?


Question – I just bought a home and it has private well water. We have a water softener that is already installed but I know nothing about it since I didn’t buy it. How do I find someone to service my Home Water Softener?

You do not have to own or rent a Culligan softening system in order to take advantage of their inspection, consultation, water testing and/or salt delivery service. Culligan delivers salt to all types and brands of water softeners. If you give them a call they can recommend the correct amount of salt usage for your brine tank and how often to fill it based on the size of your family and the water usage levels on average.
As any mechanical equipment or machinery ages, components can begin to wear or perform less efficiently. Inefficient softeners will use more salt – that means more cost so having them checked and maintained to peak condition is necessary to extending the life of your system and is also necessary to providing your family with the benefits of softer water.
When it seems that the water is no longer soft enough, it is wise to first consider problems with the salt, or malfunctions of the system components.  There are three types of salts to use in a standard softener system. Rock salt,  Solar salt and Evaporated salt are all sold specifically for water systems and are relatively easy to find. Rock salt is cheaper than evaporated salt or solar salt, but the added reservoir cleaning may take up a lot of your time and energy in the long run.
If you have determined that these elements are not the cause of the hard water, it may be a sign to check the softener resin or upgrade to a newer system altogether. Resin should last many years, anywhere from 15-25 years, depending on use.
Brine production is another important element for cleaning of the resin beads in a water softener. If you do not have brine production, you do not have a working softener.
Last month I was able to watch the Culligan Man as he cleaned and “refreshed” the resin beads for a Portable Exchange system. The orange colored beads ran through tubes back into the fill tanks and I was amazed that such a small bead could extract so many total dissolved solids from the water. A water softener collects hardness minerals within its conditioning tank and from time to time flushes them away to drain and regenerate.
The costs of water softeners are usually far outweighed by the benefits and cost savings obtained, through using softened water for your water using appliances. Call your local Water Expert today to get a free consultation for your water softener or home treatment system.


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