Water Softener Maintenance

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water softener and salt tankInspect Valves and Pipes

Next, locate the locate the bypass valve(s). Close and open them to ensure they are not seized and are in good working condition. If there is a failure in the system (e.g. leaking valve), these valves can reroute the incoming water and essentially remove the water softener from equation. Inspect the other valves and pipes around the resin tank for any signs of leaking or cracking.

Test pH Levels

One last step, which is not absolutely necessary but can help to balance the chemical levels in your water, is to test the pH of the water. Obtain a pH water test kit from a hardware store or online. These kits are fairly simple to use and should have easy to follow instructions. Collect some water from one of the faucets and test the pH level. The optimum pH levels are between 6.0-8.5. The regen cycle will need to be adjusted if the pH is outside these levels. Consult your manufacturer’s manual to make these adjustments.

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