How to Tell If Your Water Softener Is Working Properly

How to Tell If Your Water Softener Is Working Properly

Woman unloading dishes from dishwasher Living in Florida offers plenty of great advantages. For example, flip flops are acceptable to wear year round, and there’s an endless supply of sweet tea, fresh orange juice and delicious seafood. One thing that isn’t so lovely about living in the sunshine state, though, is the hard water. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), most of the ground water in Florida contains between 121 and 181 milligrams of hard minerals per liter. Translation? Florida homeowners have hard water, and lots of it. Needless to say, Florida’s hard water makes owning a well-functioning water softener extremely important. So, how can you tell if your water softener is beginning to fail? Let’s take a look at some tell-tale signs.

Signs of a Failing Water Softener

A water softener that is not functioning properly won’t effectively remove the high concentrations of magnesium and calcium minerals found in your home’s water. As time goes on, you may begin to notice signs of increasingly hard water, which can include:
  • Skin and hair that feels dry after bathing
  • Stubborn mineral deposits around faucets
  • Scummy residue in sinks, tubs, and showers
  • Spots and cloudiness on dishes and silverware
  • Soaps and detergents that don’t lather well
  • Laundry that appears faded or dingy
  • Odd-tasting coffee, tea, pasta, or other foods or beverages prepared with tap water
It’s also important to note that a water softener should last about 10 to 15 years. If your water softener is not that old, you may simply need to perform a few maintenance tasks, like checking salt levels, cleaning out the brine tank, or replacing the salt water resin bed. But, if regular maintenance and necessary repairs don’t improve your water softener’s performance, it’s likely time for a replacement.

Water Softener Replacement From Highly Rated Professionals

Florida Energy Water & Air understands the unique water treatment needs of Florida homeowners. Established in 1989, our family-owned and -operated company is committed to providing nothing less than the best for our customers, which is why we only install water softeners from RainSoft—a trusted manufacturer of American-made water treatment solutions since 1953. RainSoft’s lineup of water softeners are built to meet the varying needs and budgets of homeowners, so you’re sure to find an option that suits your home perfectly. Plus, RainSoft provides one of the most generous Limited Lifetime Warranties in the industry. Don’t live with the unfortunate effects of hard water when Florida Energy Water & Air is ready to help! Contact our friendly professionals today to receive a free water softener replacement quote or schedule a water analysis and product demonstration at your home in Central or South Florida. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have and outline our easy-term financing options with low monthly payments. We look to speaking with you!
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