To turn the bypass off, simply turn the valve levers into the open position, which is usually vertical. When the bypass is on, this prevents the water softener from using water. This prevents water from being wasted during certain times, such as watering the lawn.Know More
With the bypass on, the water softener cannot perform its function. When the bypass is off, the hard water flows through the salt in the water softener, which removes the calcium and magnesium ions that make the water hard. Hard water contains more minerals than regular, or soft, water. This makes it difficult for soap to dissolve which makes it harder to get things clean, such as hair, clothing and dishes. To ensure the water softener is doing its job, the bypass should be turned on.
Salt-based and salt-less water softeners both work. They remove the water "hardness," which is caused by minerals present in the water, in different ways and produce different results. The best system to use for the homeowner is subjective, and it depends on the preferences of the homeowner.Full Answer >
The best water softener to buy will be one that softens and filters the water. Culligan, Pelican, Kinetico, and GE are the top four brands of water softeners around.Full Answer >
The best place to locate a water softener is in a basement, garage or utility room near a main water line, electrical outlet and a drain. The area should be level, dry and not subject to freezing temperatures.Full Answer >
The standard maintenance for a Culligan water softener involves adding salt to the water softener, assessing a household?s salt usage and performing a six-point water softener inspection to determine if water softener repair is necessary. These maintenance services are available through the Culligan Advantage Plus Program.Full Answer >