Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
Your water softener works hard every day, removing the minerals like calcium and magnesium from your home water supply. Just like any home appliance, a water softener will not last forever. Once your water softener passes its prime, it loses some efficiency and effectiveness. Eventually, certain components can wear out entirely.
While regular repairs and maintenance can keep your water softener going longer, most systems have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years when properly maintained. If your water softener was installed more than a decade ago, it might be time for an update.
Having a big family that requires more showers, loads of laundry, and dishes to be washed will also play a factor in the life of your water softener. How long your water softener lasts can depend on your water quality, too. If your water is very hard or has high iron content, your system may need to be replaced sooner. It’s like putting a lot of miles on a new car versus keeping it in the garage – how often your system is used will make a difference!
While there is no set timeframe to replace a water softener, it’s helpful to know the signs that your water softener is starting to fail.
If your water softener is aging, you may notice your water isn’t as soft as it used to be. Or maybe your unit needs more salt to operate than usual. These could be signs your water softener needs to be serviced or replaced. What to watch for:
But just because your water softener isn’t working properly, that doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be replaced. It could be your system just needs a little extra service.
Sometimes a simple fix or maintenance visit is all that’s required. If you’re not sure what the problem is, contact one of our water treatment specialists to diagnose the situation. We can address common service tasks like these:
If your water softener isn’t working properly, you’ve probably been dealing with any number of hard water problems, like those listed above. Replacing an old softener can make you more comfortable and protect your other appliances.
And, like any technology, water softeners keep evolving and improving over time. Today’s systems come with updated and advanced features that help keep your system running at its best.
Features and benefits with the latest water softener technology:
Replace your water softener and improve your water quality If you’re concerned about the quality of your water, we can help. Reach out to our water improvement specialists to book your complimentary consultation today! Our trained WaterCare specialists can make sure your system is running the way it should be. If it’s time for an upgrade, we can give you reliable advice and recommend the right solutions for your home water.