Do you need a water softener? If you have hard water, you do. Hard water keeps your personal soaps and shampoos from working effectively, and may damage your appliances and fixtures as well. Although water softeners are great, you know that someone is going to have to maintain the system. If that someone is you, you may want to pass on the less-expensive models that require manual service and maintenance. Automatic systems cost more, but require considerably less time and effort to maintain. The easiest of all, of course, is to hire a professional to install and maintain the system for most efficient functioning.
No matter whether you choose the automatic system, the home do-it-yourself system, or a professional service and maintenance system, you must be sure the maintenance is done properly and on schedule. Failure to keep up with the maintenance could result in failure of your water softener system. If having properly treated water is important to you and your family, professional water softener system maintenance may be your best choice to ensure the water quality you desire.