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How to Tell When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Softener

You’ve enjoyed crisp, soft water for years thanks to your trusty water softener. Your skin has been supple and your laundry huggable — but suddenly you start to notice some things are changing. Unfortunately, no machine can last forever, including your water softener. These are some signs to look out for that signal it’s time to replace your water softener.

Odd Taste

When your water softener removes all the minerals from otherwise hard water, you get a crisper, better taste. However, if your unit starts to wear down, that tastes can revert back to an unpleasant one. If you start to notice the taste of your tap water is changing, it may be time to replace your water softener.

Scratchy Laundry

When your water softener is working properly, your clothing and towels should come out of the dryer feeling touchably soft and smooth. If you start to notice that your towels look and feel scratchy and the colors are fading or feel different, that may be a sign that your water softener is no longer functioning properly and may need to be replaced.

Using More Bathroom Products

Hard water doesn’t work as well with soap, so when you go to shampoo your hair or use body wash in your shower, the products will likely not lather, leading you to use more of them.

While you could just be following the “lather, rinse, repeat” method a little more, if you otherwise notice that your soaps and shampoos are finishing much quicker than usual, you could need a water softener replacement so they work better when using them.

If you’re in need of a new water softener, look no further than Aquarius Water Conditioning. We offer a number of different Kinetico products that can fit your home’s needs. call us today to schedule a service.

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