What is the durability and lifespan of a water softener?

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A water softener is an extremely valuable piece of equipment in every household or company that values the comfort of using soft water. It helps keep water devices in the best possible condition, minimizes the risk of scale formation, and improves the taste of water. For this reason, when deciding to buy a softener, we would like it to serve us as long as possible. But how long is its lifespan?

Water softener – an investment for years

First of all, it is worth emphasizing that a water softener is not a disposable device. This is an investment for many years. There is no need to replace it unless we like a different model and decide that it is a good time for such an investment. Therefore, when deciding to purchase, it is worth carefully considering your needs and expectations. In the case of central water softeners, only the ion exchange resin is replaced. This replacement is most often performed by professional service technicians, and the schedule of this process depends on the quality of the filter bed - most often it is a period of 7 to 10 years.

Take care of your softener and enjoy its long life

The water softener does not require complicated servicing. However, to enjoy its long life, you should remember a few basic rules. First of all, it is worth regularly checking the effectiveness of the softener. This is due to the fact that the effectiveness of the water softening process depends on many factors - e.g. water hardness or the amount of water used.

Another aspect is to regularly add good quality tableted salt to the tank. Salt is necessary for the resin regeneration process and without it the water softening process will not be possible. You should also remember to control the formation of salt bridges and lumps. They may negatively affect the resin regeneration process.

It is equally important to keep the injectors and brine tank clean. Any dirt may lead to damage and reduce the effectiveness of the softener.

The last, but extremely important element is regular replacement of the deposit when necessary. Neglecting this aspect may lead to serious problems with the functioning of the softener.

A healthy softener is a softener without failures

By taking care of our water softener in accordance with the above rules, we can be sure that it will serve us for many years. If we regularly check its technical condition, add good quality tableted salt to the tank, control the formation of salt bridges and lumps, ensure the cleanliness of the injectors and the brine tank and replace the deposit when necessary, we should not be in any danger. Our water softener will then serve us continuously and will not break down.

To sum up, a water softener is an investment that should serve us for many years. However, it is worth remembering about regular service and checking its technical condition. Let us remember that prevention is better than cure - taking care of our softener is a guarantee that it will serve us flawlessly for a long time.

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