So how do you know if your water softener system is working properly?
Water softener issues are most often noticed when your dishes are cloudy or that it may be taking quite a bit more soap to suds up and get things clean. You also may notice that you’re not putting as much salt in the brine tank as often you used to. That’s a sure sign things are not right with your water softener system.
HOW DO I KNOW I NEED A WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM?
If you have hard water there could be some undesirable side-effects that come with it, including corrosion of water pipes. Installing a water softener is a decision that every household will need to make on their own. For those in certain areas where hard water is not a problem, it probably doesn’t make sense to pay to have a water softener. In other places, it is a necessity that is impossible to live without. Here are some signs you might have hard water:
Your hot water bill is high.
Mineral deposits will build up in harder water preventing your hot water heater from doing its job as effectively as it should be.
Clothes are not getting clean in the wash.
Hard water may mean dingy, dull, or even stained clothes no matter how hard you try to get them clean.
Build up of film on shower walls and doors.
Hard water leaves minerals behind wherever it goes, resulting in a film in your bathtub and shower.
There are spots on dishes and glasses when dry.
After taking dishes out of the washer, you see them covered in water spots.