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    A water softener can be a great addition to your home. You’ll also enjoy cleaner dishes and clothes, less buildup around your faucets, and softer skin and hair. You’ll also be getting rid of that hard water that shortens the life of your appliances. To make sure your water softener is working as it should, you should make sure it has regular maintenance. In this blog, we’ll discuss warning signs for when maintenance or repair is necessary.

    SHOWING THE SIGNS

    Hard water happens anytime minerals are collected as water makes its way from reservoirs into your faucet. Though normally not dangerous, it can make your water taste or smell funny, and unfortunately is a common problem in Texas. If you have a water softener but are noticing some of the side-effects of hard water, that means the water softener is in need of repair. These signs can include:

    • Dry or scratchy skin and hair
    • Stiff or scratchy clothes after laundry
    • Water spots on dishes
    • Scaly buildup on faucets and other fixtures
    • Soap scum residue on sinks, shower stalls, and bathtubs

    These are all signs of hard water that you should not have if your water softener is working properly. A telltale sign that the softener is actually malfunctioning is if resin beads start showing up in your water and/or clogging your faucets. If any of these are the case with you, contact The Bosworth Company and we’ll work to get your softener repaired as quickly as possible!

    SYSTEM REPAIR

    How we repair your system depends on the problem you’re facing. Sometimes it’s as simple as replacing the control head or unclogging valves, but it can also involve a cleaning, or even rebuilding the mineral or brine tank. These are jobs that are best left to a professional, such as the certified technicians at The Bosworth Company.

    TIME TO REPLACE?

    If your water softening system is more than 10 years old, it may be time for a replacement – and if it’s more than 20 years old, it’s definitely time to start looking! Having your water softener regularly serviced will help lengthen its lifespan. As new technologies become available, it’s possible that it’s time for an upgrade. Talk to an expert about your options!

    WORTH THE CALL

    The good news is that The Bosworth Company offers water softener service and maintenance, as well as water softener systems for sale or rent! If you’d like to learn more about our options, make an appointment online, or speak to a technician today by calling 830-428-2764. It’s Worth the Call. Always!