How do you check water softener salt?
- Simply take a broom handle and stand on floor on the outside of the tank.
- Mark the handle about 2 inches below top.
- Stick the handle down into the salt and work it down through the salt pellets as far as it will go.
- If the mark on the handle is 4 inches above the tank, a salt bridge exists.
Likewise, people ask, how often do you add salt to water softener?
Checking your softener's brine tank should be done at least once each month if you own a water softener because this is the only way you can ensure that you have enough salt.
Secondly, do water softeners need servicing? Other water softeners need maintenance visits on a regular basis to keep them at a standard level of quality. Providing you keep your water softener topped up with block salt, you should have no need to service it during its lifetime.
Also to know is, what happens if I don't add salt to my water softener?
When there's no salt left at all, your system will be attempting to recharge the media with raw water instead. This has no effect on the media, so hardness minerals will start creeping back into the water you're using throughout your home.
How long should a water softener last?
10 to 20 years