The water softener systems sold at Robert B. Hill Company Water Conditioning are designed to be low maintenance. However, as with any type of system, routine maintenance and service on the system can help to extend the life cycle of the system, ensure maximum efficiency in operation, and help to reduce the risk of costly repairs or system replacement in the future.
Generally, the most important aspect of maintaining a water softener system is to make sure the salt levels are correct, and the salt is actually dissolving to create the brine for the resin beads. In some cases, a salt bridge can occur, which is a hard piece of salt in the brine tank that prevents the water and salt from mixing. This is most commonly a factor of high humidity, poor quality or incorrect types of salt used in the system, or temperature changes occurring in the location of the softener.
Salt can also turn into a slimy, mushy, slurry at the bottom of the brine tank. This thick layer of salt recrystallizing in the tank prevents the regeneration cycle, which results in hard water in the tank that creates blockages and poor system performance.
Choosing salt from Robert B. Hill Company Water Conditioning or a recommended type of salt is the best way to avoid these issues.
Cleaning the venturi valve as needed and using resin bed cleaning every few months as recommended are also simple ways to maintain top performance, even with heavy water use.
For more information on service for your water softener system, give us a call at 612-230-1036.