The softener must be kept regenerated to avoid hard water flowing into pipes and appliances. Maintenance of water softeners are largely confined to restocking the salt supply for the brine solution.
The brine tank may require periodic cleaning. The frequency of cleaning depends on the amount and purity of the salt used in the softening process. The brine valve and float assembly also should be checked and cleaned as often as needed.
In certain situations such as high concentrations of iron or manganese in the water, it can affect the exchange capacity of the resin. In this case the resin may eventually need to be cleaned or replaced. A water treatment professional should be consulted for guidance on cleaning or replacing the resin.
Adequate backwashing of the resin bed is important to ensure efficient regeneration of the unit. If backwashing is to be done manually or is semiautomatic, the backwash should be continued until the water runs clear. If the unit is fully automatic and backwash time is adjustable, adjust the time so the backwash is long enough to produce clear water in the drain.
Water softeners need maintenance visits on a regular basis to keep them at a good operating level. Allmech offer our valued customers a monthly maintenance service visit which includes: