How to Maintain Your Water Softener System


water softener brine tank

Water softeners are a popular option for homeowners looking to deal with the hard water in their homes. Water treatment systems can reduce the amount of calcium and magnesium in water, making it softer and easier on your pipes and appliances. Gold Star Plumbing & Drain Company offers water treatment services in Gilbert, AZ, and we’d like to share how you can keep your water softener well-maintained.

Check the Salt Level in the Brine Tank Regularly

The brine tank should be two-thirds full of salt at all times. If the salt level gets too low, your water softener system will not have what it needs to complete the water purification operation. The end effect is hard water, which makes skin and hair sticky and dry and leaves a white, chalky residue on fixtures, dishware, and appliances.

Clean the Brine Tank Regularly

Keeping salt levels in the brine tank is just half of the job done. Cleaning the brine tank periodically to remove any build up of debris is also important. This can be done using a wet/dry vacuum or a brush and hose. It’s also important to backwash the system regularly to remove any sediment that has built up. Our professional team can also assist you in cleaning the brine tank during your water filtration system maintenance service.

Change the Filter

The filter is an essential component of any water purification system. Filters should be replaced every 6 months or as needed depending on your filter type. Sometimes though, the water softener system itself might need to be replaced. The best way to know for sure is to enlist the help of a water softener professional.

Maintaining your water softener or reverse osmosis system is an important task, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. Luckily, Gold Star Plumbing & Drain can help. Contact us to set up a service appointment.



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