Common Water Softener Repairs
Posted on: July 20, 2015
If you are tired of water spots on your dishes, and clothes that are no longer soft, installing a water softener in your Pinellas Park home can be a great solution. Once it begins to work, many residents forget about the hassle of hard water, and unfortunately also tend to forget that the system will need repairs and maintenance to continue working properly. When you need water softener repairs, calling your home services company is always a good idea; however, there are a few things you can check yourself that only require simple fixes.
If your softener system has suddenly stopped working, here are some common problems:
- Salt buildup. Also known as a salt bridge, this happens when the salt in the tank fuses together, forming a layer along the top of the tank. It will appear that your tank is full of salt (which is a good thing), however it will just be an empty space underneath the layer. To fix this, you can take a rubber mallet and gently tap the edges of the tank to loosen up the buildup.
- No power. Before calling for water softener repairs, check first that your system has a reliable power source. If the outlet it uses is blown or if it becomes unplugged, it will not be able to keep track of when to create more water for your Pinellas Park home.
- Incorrect time settings. The softener system will only run during certain times of days, cycling the water through when your home uses the least amount of water. If there has been a power outage or the clock has been reset, it may start cycling when you need water, allowing the hard water to pass into your pipes. It should always read the correct time of day on the screen.
We know how frustrating it can be to have hard water in your Pinellas Park home. That is why, at Midway Services, we have dedicated ourselves to offering residents the highest quality of water softener repairs in the area. No matter if it has suddenly stopped working or if you just want us to make sure it is still working at peak efficiency, we can help you. Call us today to schedule an appointment!