What Repairs Are Typically Needed for a Water Conditioner?

What Repairs Are Typically Needed for a Water Conditioner?

March 26, 2020

Do water softeners in Columbia, TN need regular maintenance? If you have a water conditioning system on your property, it is important to perform some regular preventative maintenance to keep it in good condition for years to come. As with any other major home system (like HVAC and certain appliances), a failure to stay on top of regular maintenance will result in you needing to rely on some inconvenient and expensive repairs.

Therefore, you should make it a point to hire professional technicians to come out and perform thorough inspections of your water conditioner to make sure it stays in good condition. But what’s involved in these routine inspections, how much can you expect to have to pay for this service and what would happen if you just decided you didn’t want to go through the trouble of bringing out a professional or maintaining your unit?

Here’s some information we frequently provide to our clients about water conditioner repair and maintenance.

What you should know about maintaining water conditioning systems

For the most part, water softeners and other types of conditioners are fully automatic systems, so you should be able to get by with years of reliable operation without having to do much in the way of proactive maintenance.

The most important element of maintaining these types of systems is ensuring you’re putting the proper kind of salt into the system. You will need to do this several times a year, or you can have a water conditioning company take care of this and other maintenance tasks on your behalf. If you perform the task yourself, it is critical that you follow the detailed instructions included in the manufacturer’s guide for the equipment.

There are some circumstances in which you might require more than just salt refreshment. If you start to notice your water quality dipping, but the softener salt levels are still staying the same, then there’s an issue with the system not properly consuming the salt or going through the necessary regeneration cycles. You might start to notice symptoms of hard water, which can include dry hair and skin, spots on your laundry and dishes or buildup of scale on surfaces or in plumbing. In these instances, you’ll need to have a professional come in and inspect the system to identify the problem and the best course of action.

You’ll probably notice this problem pretty quickly after it starts occurring, because if you have a water conditioner, you’re going to be used to pristine water. You can take a moment to perform a visual inspection for leaks or signs of wear, but otherwise you should have a water conditioning company come out and perform maintenance on the system and make any necessary repairs. This is why so many people have technicians come out to replace the salts—it also gives them a chance to inspect the system and see if there’s anything that needs to be addressed.

For more information about water softener maintenance and when to maintain a water softener in Columbia, TN, contact Action Electric Motor & Pump Repair today.

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