A water softener eliminates levels of unwanted sediment in your supply and by doing so extends the lifespan of your fixtures, plumbing, and connected appliances. It also reduces scale build-up near your taps. However, because many of these benefits are difficult to see, you may be asking, “How can you tell if your water softener is working?”. In this article, the pros at Tri-County Water Services discuss the signs of a healthy, happy water treatment system.
At Tri-County, we’ve spent nearly 20 years helping homeowners solve their hard water problems. We install, maintain, and repair a range of water treatment solutions, including acid neutralizer tanks, reverse osmosis systems, and water softeners. Have questions about water filters? Call 610-857-1740 today to speak to one of our pros..
1. Your Glassware Isn’t Smudged
Hard water is H2O that contains high levels of calcium and/or magnesium. This sediment doesn’t just affect the clarity of your supply, but can also lead to scale build-up in your sinks and tubs. Soap may have trouble dissolving these compounds which lead to your glassware and dishes to smudge or appear cloudy. A water filter “softens” your water by filtering out this sediment. If the system is working, your dishes should be clear of these “hard” water marks after washing.
2. Your Water Is Clear
As we mentioned above, “hard” water contains calcium and magnesium particles. Pour a glass of water and check to see if you can spot any particles floating in the liquid. If it’s clear, your water softener is working. Cloudy or murky? Your system may require maintenance or repairs.
3. Your Water Doesn’t Dry out Your Skin
In some cases, hard water can cause your skin and hair to dry out. The result: itchy elbows and split ends. It’s never a good look. When your water softener is working, the water should be easy on your skin.
Contact Us Today for Water Softener Repair, Maintenance, and More
If you’ve noticed that your water softener isn’t working, it’s time to speak to the pros. At Tri-County Water Services, we will conduct water testing to determine whether or not your system is operating efficiently. Once we’ve identified the source of your “hard” water problems, you can rely on us to resolve these issues in record time. Call 610-857-1740 today to get started.