Traditional water softeners typically last about 10 years. So, if yours was installed over a decade ago, replacing it could be a smart move.
However, systems can fail sooner, particularly when they’re tasked with softening extremely hard water. Since no one can predict exactly how long your softener will continue to work as expected, it’s a good idea to learn how to spot the signs it’s time for replacement.
Clues Your Water Softener Isn’t Working Properly
When a softening system is on its last legs, you may notice a number of issues. The most common red flags include:
Lack of Lather
Hard water doesn’t suds up very well. If your soap refuses to lather or you see that you’re having to use more than usual, it may be time to replace your water softener.
Scale buildup is a sure sign that hard water is present. If you begin to notice spots on your glasses and dishes, chances are your softening system isn’t functioning as it should.
Clothes washed in hard water may not get fully clean, or they may seem stiff and scratchy despite the use of a fabric softener. If you have issues with your laundry, they could be pointing to a problem with your water softener.
The minerals in hard water can create a chalky buildup around your faucets and pipes. If you notice an accumulation when you’re doing your regular cleaning, your softener may be the cause.
Keep in mind, however, that these warning signs may not necessarily indicate that you need to replace your water softener. Repair might be the solution to getting your softening system up and running again.
Benefits of Replacing Your Water Softener
With a new Kinetico water softening system, you won’t have any of the problems listed above. That, as you can imagine, will make your life easier.
What’s more, by replacing your softener, you’ll also get to take advantages of Kinetico’s updated features and advanced technologies. A Kinetico water softener will us an average of 70% less salt and water, in non electric so you’ll never program or service the microprocessor and it will last about twice as long as traditional softeners
Do You Need to Replace Your Water Softener?
If you suspect you need a new softening system, turn to Kinetico, a trusted northern Utah industry leader for over 30 years.
Kinetico offers high-quality, innovative water treatment systems engineered to last for decades – and our products come with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, so you won’t have to worry about hard water for quite a long time.
To learn more, or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss water softener replacement, contact Kinetico today.