3 Often Overlooked Water Softener Maintenance Tasks

Water softeners are generally low-maintenance, as most of their upkeep is automatic when the resin is regenerated. However, there are a few things you need to know to make sure your water softener keeps providing clean, fresh water for years to come! In this post, we’ll go over a few basic steps that are often overlooked.


Salt crystals can create a “bridge” across the brine tank that prevents them from mixing with water. When this happens, use a common household item (like a broom handle) to break them apart. There are many factors that cause the bridges to form, including the quality of salt you use. If your water is starting to taste bad, but your water softener appears to have plenty of salt – check the tank for a bridge!


The resin beads exist in your softener to attract minerals and remove them from your water. As a part of the water softening system, the beads automatically rinse, but sometimes they may need manual cleaning. A cleaning solution will get the job done and help expand the life of your system!


As we already mentioned, using quality salt will go a long way to protect your water softening system. One disadvantage to bad salt is that it’s more prone to leave behind minerals that will eventually form sludge in your brine tank, causing the whole system to slow down. The valve will eventually clog, preventing the system from operating properly. Occasional maintenance will make a big difference!


Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, just make sure to check your water softener for the above issues once every few months. Your primary task is making sure there’s enough salt, but cleaning the resin and valves is a good idea as well.


In Midland and Odessa, where hard water is a way of life, it’s critical to maintain your water softener in order to keep your water soft! Signs of hard water can go beyond bad taste, causing your skin and hair to feel dry, making your laundry feel stiff, and leaving mineral build-up on faucets and appliances.


The great news is that The Bosworth Company offers water softener rental plans with maintenance included! Our experts will maintain the entire system for you so that you don’t have to. If clean, fresh water, and no fuss sound good to you, make an appointment online, or call us today at 432-570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.