Happy New Year 2020. For those of you who live in The North Okanagan its been a snowy New Year.
Your water system keeps supplying you with water to the house every day of the year. Inside water, outside water from your well, through the line to your house, into the pressure tank and into the various lines through your house. Pump components should be visually checked for signs of wear. Anything out of place? How is pressure? How is water quality? How long has the system been running since it was last checked?
Water softeners and filters.
Keep them running, especially if you have lots of Calcium and Magnesium, Iron and Manganese. These minerals can ruin your house hold plumbing and fixtures over time and make it hard to recover. Don't let an old filter or softener sit without being disconnected from your system. You will have loss of pressure that you may not even notice. Keep the system as sanitary as possible by keeping your equipment up to date.
If your softener stopped running then it should be serviced or replaced.
Cleaning your water softener resin ( whats inside ) is important. Use an iron remover like "rust out". This will remove iron or manganese that has come out of solution and has stained the resin beads, making them less effective.
Your water softener should regenerate every few days, depending on your water use and quality. If you notice the salt stays in the tank for a long time it may not be regenerating or may not be set right.
Give us a call if you have questions. There is lots of information on the internet if you want to learn more about your equipment. Just look up your model number. If you have tried that route and its not fixed then call us to come out.