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Hi there. My name is Kathy Mills. Welcome. I would like to use my site to share information about appliances. I spent my teenage years tearing down appliances for scrap metal. Throughout that process, I learned how to spot repairable issues that could be repaired in order to return the appliances to service with just a few quick part replacements. I also learned how to spot catastrophic damage that warranted a simple and quick teardown instead. I hope you will utilize the information on my site to learn more about the way your appliances operate. I will talk about the internal components and their functions in great detail. Thanks.


6 Tips For Installing And Maintaining Your Water Softener Unit

After you have purchased the ideal water softener, it's imperative to understand that the system can only function optimally with proper installation and maintenance. That means it's a job best left for professionals with experience. A reputable water softener supplier must go the extra mile to handle installation and maintenance.

However, if it comes to a point where you must do the installation yourself, here are few essential tips to help you install and maintain your water softener:

Placement of Your Unit

The location you choose to install the unit is of great importance. An excellent choice is a room that is free from any disturbances. Garages are commonly recommended because they do not have a flurry of activities and will be ideal for your water softener's proper function.

The Tools Required

Before embarking on the installation process, you must ensure you have all the necessary tools and equipment ready. The most basic and easy-to-find tools are drills, a clamp, and glue. These three tools will help you fit the necessary parts in place.

Use the Manual

Going the DIY way means depending on the manufacturer's manual that comes with the water softener. This installation guide may also come with support service numbers that you can use to contact the manufacturer should you hit a snag during installation. These toll-free numbers are given to allow you to complete a clean install.

You May Need an Installation Partner

Most water softeners come with brine tanks that are too heave to handle alone during installation. Therefore, a helping hand may go a long way towards allowing you to install the unit quickly. To reposition or lift different system components becomes much easier when you are working with a partner.

Choose Appropriate Salt

While some DIY enthusiasts may opt for standard rock salt because it's much affordable, it's always recommended to choose iron removal salt. One downside of rock salt is its tendency to cause sedimentation buildup in your unit's brine tank. Consequently, that causes clogging of the control valve.

Position Your Drain Line Correctly

It's important to properly position the unit's drain line to prevent accidental contact with sewage. Avoid pushing the unit's drain line down into the floor drain, and its end must be positioned on the drain grate's top to avert damage to your water softener.

Final Thoughts

While you may want to attempt installing your water softener by yourself, this is a task best left to the professionals. When purchasing this unit, ensure your supplier offers additional installation and maintenance services as well. Contact a company that offers water softener installation services to learn more.