Water, the essence of all life on our planet, is becoming a scarce commodity. While the oceans provide an inexhaustible supply, only about 2.5% of the water on earth is fresh water. We rely on this small quantity of usable water for agriculture, industry, and domestic consumption. Given the situation, it seems obvious that we […]
Do You Need to Remove Salt from Softened Water? 3 Methods that Work
By Rehan Iqbal Salt-based water softeners are the most cost-effective way to remove hard minerals from your water. However, softened water will contain some sodium. While this is not a health risk and does not affect the taste of the water, you may want to remove the salt from softened water. For people following a low-sodium […]
How Do You Know When You Need a New Water Softener
By Rehan Iqbal Is your water softener not working right? Are you looking for ways to get the most out of your investment? Here’s what you need to know about maintaining this piece of water treatment equipment, the common problems you’ll encounter, and when it’s time to get a new unit.How Long Can You Use […]
How Long Does Water Softener Resin Last?
By Rehan Iqbal A water softener resin bed is integral to the functioning of any salt-based water softener. Under normal conditions, water softener resin should last 10 – 15 years. There are several factors that can reduce the resin lifespan. All this and more will be the topic of our discussion.What Is Water Softener Resin?How […]
How Much Salt Does a Water Softener Use?
By Rehan Iqbal Most water softeners use salt to remove hard minerals like calcium and magnesium. This is a very effective and affordable way to soften the water you use in your home. For a water softener to function optimally, it needs enough salt to keep removing the unwanted hard minerals. Water softener maintenance mostly […]
How to Maintain a Water Softener and Troubleshooting Tips
By Rehan Iqbal In some areas, water softeners are a necessity, because they prevent mineral buildup that destroys appliances and ruins plumbing. However, while they save you money, it still hurts to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars on a replacement unit. What can you do to get the most out of your investment? […]
How to Clean a Water Softener
By Rehan Iqbal Most water softener problems are caused by salt or rust buildup. Both the brine tank and valve head need regular cleaning to remove blockages that can lead to overflows and failed regeneration cycles. Having trouble with musty water? The brine tank could be full of mold. Here’s what you need to know […]
How Long Do Water Softeners Last?
By Rehan Iqbal How long does a water softener last? Between 3 and 30 years. Why is there such a wide range? There are several factors at play, including the quality of the equipment, the quality of your water, the amount of water you use, and the technology you use to soften your water. Here’s […]
How Long Do Water Filters Last and When to Replace Them?
By Rehan Iqbal A good quality water filtrations system will keep providing clean, pure water for many years, possibly even a lifetime. However, to ensure that your water is safe and tastes great you need to perform basic maintenance.How Long Do Water Filters Last?When to Replace Water Filters?How Long Do Refrigerator Filters Last?How Long Do […]
Why is My Tap Water Yellow and How to Fix it
By Rehan Iqbal Why is your tap water yellow? There are several possible causes for this color change, and each change needs to be approached differently. It’s probably rust, but it could also be tannins, sediment, or contamination from broken pipes. Are You Dealing with Damaged Pipes?Do You have Tannins in Your Water?If I Have Rust […]
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