There are a few signs you can look at to see if you will need to have your water softener repaired. Water softeners are great for homes. Water softeners increase the health of your plumbing, give you cleaner more comfortable clothing after a wash, and give you healthier skin and hair. Often the first sign of a malfunctioning water softener is cloudy dishes after they have been washed. The cloudiness is from mineral deposits in your water.
The next sign you can look for is to notice all the listed benefits of a soft water unit. Your soap should lather more than with hard water and after showers and bath, your skin should feel silky and smooth. Remember soft water is moisturizing for the skin and Tucson’s hard water is not.
One of the more subtle indicators is the build-up of crust around faucets and sinks in your home. Just like cloudy dishes or your skin, calcium is deposited on the surface and the residue it leaves is often visible and hard to clean without special solvents designed for calcium and lime build-up.
You are not filling up the salt in the brine tank as often as you used too. This can be a sign of a malfunctioning water softener. If you are noticing the above issues and your brine tank is filled then there might be an issue with your water softener.