Water Softener Repair

Many homes with hard water rely on water softeners to remove the calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that cause problems with laundry, showers, and drinking water. However, water softeners do have a set lifespan. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing inspects water softening systems to recommend repair or replacement. Our years of experience mean you’ll be back to softened water in no time.

Receive an estimate on water softener service when you call.

Signs You Need Water Softener Maintenance

Many of these signs will seem familiar if you’ve dealt with hard water before. You can often tell you have a broken water softener because evidence of hard water will return. You likely need system repairs or replacement if you notice:

  • Soap and detergents won't lather much or at all
  • Crusty buildup on faucets and drains
  • Stiff, scratchy laundry after a wash
  • Excessive water spots on silverware and dishes
  • New problems with dry hair or an itchy scalp after a shower
  • Your water tastes different or salty
  • Water pressure lowers over time
  • You run out of soft water by the end of the day

Water Softener Repair Service

It’s vital to schedule repairs for a broken water softener as soon as possible. Without them, calcium and limescale may build up in your pipes and appliances, causing even more plumbing issues in your home. Contact your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing when you notice signs that your water softener isn’t working properly.

When you call us for repairs, we’ll:

  1. Inspect your water softener for signs of damage or worn-out parts.
  2. Clean any salt buildup from the brine tank.
  3. Clean the resin bed of accumulated iron.
  4. Remove sediment buildup from the resin tank injector and bypass valves.
  5. Recalibrate the water softener system.
  6. Refill the salt in the brine tank.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s licensed plumbing professionals know water softeners; we have experience with an array of makes, models, and softener technology. If we need to replace a part, we ensure that it’s OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or the equivalent.

If you have a water filter system as well, we can repair and maintain that too.

Water Softener Replacement Service

Like many other systems in your home, water softeners will eventually wear out. We usually recommend a replacement if your water softener has reached the end of its lifespan or has sustained severe damage. This ensures that your water softener is at its best without relying on an old or damaged model. Our service professionals will remove your old system after installing a new one, so you don’t need to worry about haul away.

Find Local Water Softener Repair Near Me

From minor repairs to system replacements, trust your home’s water to Mr. Rooter Plumbing. Our experienced service professionals will repair or replace your water softener efficiently, so you can get back to enjoying soft water in your home. Call or request an estimate online for water softener service.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do water softeners last?

Most water softeners last between 10 and 15 years. However, a quality system that’s regularly maintained may last up to 20 years. To maintain your system:

  • Use evaporated salt in your brine tank.
  • Flush the resin bed every few months.
  • Completely clean the venturi valve twice a year.

How often should water softener resin be replaced?

If your water is low in minerals that need to be filtered, the resin bed can last the lifespan of your water softener. Resin beds that filter high levels of chlorine, iron, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals may need replacement every ten years.

Do water softeners reduce water pressure?

No. A water softener that’s correctly installed shouldn’t reduce water pressure. If you suddenly notice low water pressure, it could be a sign that your water softener is failing or that you have another plumbing issue that needs attention.

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