Do I need to maintain my water softener?
Yes. Homeowners will need to inspect and replace the salt in their water softeners. This may include cleaning out dirt and ensuring there is no debris or a buildup of salt in the tank or the resin tank injector. The most important maintenance for your water softener is adding the right kind of water softener salt to the system as needed.
How much sodium does a whole-house water softener add to my water?
A survey performed by the EPA showed that on average whole-home water softeners resulted in less than 50 milligrams (mg) of sodium per liter of water.