If you live in an area where the water supply has a high concentration of minerals, a water softener can help you avoid a long list of issues. Over time, however, a water softener can wear out or get damaged.
A faulty water softener can be more than just an inconvenience. It can damage your home’s pipes and cause other problems. Read on to find out how to test if water softener is working.
A Simple Way to Find Out if Your Water Softener is Still Working
Hard water doesn’t lather as well as soft water. If your water softener isn’t working properly, you will have to use more soap or laundry detergent to get your dishes, clothes, skin, and hair clean.
You might not realize that you’re using more soap or detergent than you used to. A water softener can gradually wear out, causing you to gradually use more and more soap.
There’s a simple way to see if the water coming out of your faucets is hard or soft. Fill a container with water, add some soap, stir, and see how many bubbles form.
If the water softener is working, it should easily form a lather. If you only see a small amount of bubbles, that means the water softener is no longer operating the way it’s supposed to.
Other Signs That Your Water Softener Isn’t Working
Hard water can damage your plumbing and leave discoloration in sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets. Clothes that are washed in hard water can feel stiff and make your skin itch. Showering with hard water can leave your skin and hair feeling dry.
If you notice any of these issues, you should have a professional inspect your water softener. It might be possible to repair it, or it might have to be replaced.
Tri-County Water Services Can Repair or Replace Your Water Softener
Now that you know how to test if water softener is working, you can figure out if there’s a problem. If you have reason to believe that your water softener has broken down or worn out, Tri-County Water Services can help!
We’ll inspect the system, figure out what’s wrong, and tell you if we can fix it or if you need a new water softener. Call us today at (610) 857-1740!