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water softener service & repair for Cambridge,MA

   WATER SOFTENER SERVICE

Water soft­en­er ser­vice is nor­mal­ly rec­om­mend­ed annu­al­ly as it is for most oth­er water fil­tra­tion equip­ment. These sys­tems process thou­sands of gal­lons of water per month and remove sig­nif­i­cant amounts of min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants. Con­sis­tent water soft­en­er ser­vice will sig­nif­i­cant­ly decrease the need for more expen­sive water soft­en­er repairs in the future.  It is pos­si­ble to have inter­im oper­a­tional prob­lems (iden­ti­fied lat­er in this report) which can poten­tial­ly be diag­nosed and reme­died by the home­own­er. For more infor­ma­tion about the instal­la­tion of a water soft­en­er or oth­er water fil­tra­tion sys­tems, see the sec­tion below titled, “Water Soft­en­er or Oth­er Water Fil­tra­tion Sys­tems Instal­la­tion”.

There are var­i­ous brands of water soft­en­ers, some more effi­cient than oth­ers in terms of water usage and salt require­ments. Some mod­els are capa­ble of soft­en­ing or con­di­tion­ing larg­er vol­umes of water, there­fore esti­mat­ing water usage pri­or to select­ing a sys­tem is impor­tant.  For high­er lev­els of iron and/or man­ganese, an up-flow water soft­en­er (ver­sus down-flow) is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed to avoid dam­ag­ing min­er­al build-up at the bot­tom of the tank. To ensure prop­er oper­a­tion and to max­i­mize the use­ful life of your equip­ment, prop­er water soft­en­er ser­vice or main­te­nance will pro­vide con­sis­tent­ly soft­ened or con­di­tioned water to your home and reduce the chances of need­ing a water soft­en­er repair. For com­pli­cat­ed prob­lems, con­tact­ing your water treat­ment ser­vice tech­ni­cian is your best option. See some symp­toms of poten­tial prob­lems with your water soft­en­er below.

WATER SOFTENER SERVICE OR REPAIR IN Cambridge, MA

    WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

IF YOUR WATER SOFTENER IS NOT WORKING

Make sure the water soft­en­er is “on” and work­ing, that is, that the sys­tem has pow­er, then:

  • Check inside the salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags of salt to the tank.
  • Check for pow­er to the soft­en­er: If the unit uses elec­tric­i­ty to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live out­let and has pow­er. Some water con­di­tion­ers use a low-volt­age trans­former to pow­er the con­trol — be sure that device is present, plugged in, and work­ing.  Also, a pow­er fail­ure could cause the timer to be improp­er­ly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water soft­en­er timer after an elec­tri­cal pow­er fail­ure or after the soft­en­er has been pow­ered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water soft­en­er bypass valve: You want first to see that the water soft­en­er is not on “bypass” — is house­hold water flow­ing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be stan­dard plumb­ing valves or globe valves that accom­plish the same pur­pose.
  • Man­u­al regen­er­a­tion cycle: Then try a man­u­al regen­er­a­tion cycle — you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the con­trol box to start that regen­er­a­tion process.  Note: your home will not be deliv­ered con­di­tioned or soft­ened water while the water soft­en­er is in the regen­er­a­tion cycle, there­fore, its best not to use water (or use as lit­tle as pos­si­ble- flush­ing toi­lets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regen­er­a­tion process is com­plete.  This is why most pro­grammed regen­er­a­tion is set for late at night when water usage is much less like­ly.
  • Feel & test the water sup­ply: if you can’t get a lath­er when bathing the sys­tem may not be suf­fi­cient­ly treat­ing the water.
Water softener service or repair in Cambridge, MA

WATER SOFTENER WITH SEDIMENT FILTER INSTALL

ADDITIONAL WATER SOFTENER SERVICE SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR

With­out ful­ly diag­nos­ing, it can be very dif­fi­cult to deter­mine what is real­ly caus­ing the prob­lem and whether of not a water soft­en­er ser­vice or repair is even nec­es­sary.  This is where a ser­vice tech­ni­cian will be able to trou­ble shoot the sit­u­a­tion and come to a deter­mi­na­tion and solu­tion to the prob­lem. While there are so many pos­si­ble symp­toms and prob­lems a soft­en­er may expe­ri­ence, the fol­low­ing are a few that you may see.

  1.  Exces­sive salt usage by the sys­tem is requir­ing high­er than nor­mal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Stains on home fix­tures even though the water soft­en­er seems to be run­ning prop­er­ly
  3.  Min­er­al dis­charg­ing from the water soft­en­er and into the home’s water sup­ply
  4.  Loss of water pres­sure in the home’s dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem down­stream from the soft­en­er
  5.  Hard water evi­dence observed right after a regen­er­a­tion cycle.

WATER SOFTENER OR OTHER WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS INSTALLATIONS

 

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FISHY, MUSTY SMELL & TASTE  * METALLIC TASTE AND SMELL * CHLORINE SMELL & TASTE * ROTTON EGG SMELL * GASOLINE OR PETROCHEMICAL TYPE SMELL

There are many oth­er types whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tems or “point of use” sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water. A rot­ten egg smell in water in your Cam­bridge water is like­ly the result of hydro­gen sul­fide in your water sup­ply. This can be eas­i­ly reme­died with a whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tem. Start­ing with a water test will lead to the right approach. For more infor­ma­tion on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

 

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices located at 439 Main St., Hudson, MA and on Route 114 in Middleton, MA .  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page. You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800–539-1100.

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