Water softeners work to reduce calcium and magnesium levels in hard water that can prevent detergents from dissolving properly and doing their job. Minerals in hard water can also create build-up that affects the flow of water and can cause pipe corrosion. A water softener uses sodium carbonate to improve the quality of water in your home, but it has to undergo periodic maintenance to work properly. The recommended timeframe for cleaning out your water softener’s brine tank is once per year, though before you begin you should check the salt levels in the tank to ensure they are low enough to warrant maintenance.
Cleaning out your brine tank is a relatively simple process, however if you think you may need assistance, look for listings of water service companies near you.
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