Water Softener Repair
Most households using water softener will eventually come to a point when they will need repairs done.
This question will prompt you to remember how you hated having to deal with scaling caused by hard water. Scaling from hard water means having to do extra scrubbing when cleaning your bathroom tiles, tub and kitchen sink or having to spend more money on soaps and shampoo because hard water would not let it lather much.
Of course, when you have some issues you will not hesitate to have your water softener repaired. The water system technician will let you know if the water softener needs to be repaired or replaced.
Well if you have been using your water softener for less than 5 years it would not be much of a problem to do either since most water softeners would still be under warranty so having it fixed would not cause you much or nothing at all. Still if your water softener has lapsed its warranty but you have had it for less than 5 years than it would probably be still worth repairing. On the other hand if you had it for a very long time than it probably has outlived its purpose and that would mean that it’s now time to shop around for a new water softener.
How do you know your water softener needs repairing in the first place?
How do you know it isn’t doing what it is supposed to be doing?
There are two ways you can tell if your water softener isn’t working properly.
- The first, is just by the feel of the water and by the taste of the water. Bathing with hard water would feel like bathing with oil because of the slippery feel. If you are used to drinking soft water, the moment you drink hard water you can detect its different taste.
- The second way to tell if you need to have you water softener checked is to get a water test kit which can be bought at any local hardware store or you can always call a water softener company to do the checking for you. EcoWater Calgary offers free water testing services.
Most common water softener repairs starts with opening blockages. This happens when salt and minerals form deposits. Another common cause that would require repair to your water softener could be salt build up or also called salt bridges. Though most Resin beads in water softeners last a lifetime but they do need to be cleaned once in a while and sometimes even replaced. Also, some issues could arise because of user error, which could mean incorrect setting. And lastly, another probable cause that leads to water softener repair is motor defect.
If you do doubt that your water softener needs to be repaired or feel it isn’t working properly, it would always be best to call the professionals. Trying to do the fixing yourself just to save a few bucks might actually cost you more if you end up doing more damage to it.
Our technicians are trained to repair most model water softeners not just the EcoWater brand.
Give us a call and we’ll get your water softener working in no time!