It’s Time for Spring Cleaning! Should Your Water Softener be on Your List?
Spring cleaning is not just a seasonal name for ordinary cleaning. The cleaning we do at this time of year typically involves a deeper level of cleaning that even involves scrubbing and clearing away debris from places that you don’t normally look at or think about.
Why is Spring Cleaning Important?
There are many reasons why a thorough seasonal cleaning of your home should be a priority. Spring cleaning provides a great opportunity to reduce dust and allergens, and also to eliminate any hidden germs and bacteria that may be lurking in those spaces you don’t normally have time to scrub.
The timing of a spring cleaning makes sense because you can finally open the windows and air things out. Winter temperatures mean keeping windows closed and forced air heat recirculating contaminants in the air each time the furnace kicks on. Indoor allergens like dust and pet dander can build up, increasing the risk of allergy and asthma flare ups for those living in the home. Cleaning all surfaces goes a long way toward improving indoor air quality.
Like the dust and dander, mildew, mold, and bacteria also tend to settle into your home and get comfortable. Build-up of contaminants like these can seriously compromise your family’s health, it can also wreak havoc on many of your appliances and shorten their service life. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get rid of these harmful elements. Thoroughly clean and disinfect every surface – especially in those in your kitchen and bathrooms.
Is it Necessary to Clean Your Water Softener?
All of the appliances in your home should be kept clean and clear of dust and other types of dirt that can appear on surfaces and hidden areas. Some appliances will also require periodic filter changes if they involve the flow of air or water, such as furnaces and refrigerators with water dispensers.
Many people ask if it is necessary to clean a water softener. The answer depends on the type of water softener you have. Some types of water softeners require more maintenance than others, and some require filter changes every three to six months. However, if you own a WaterBoss water softener, the good news is that it does not require much cleaning or maintenance beyond a quick surface wipe. This is due to its patented self cleaning filter.
The innovative technology behind the WaterBoss Built-In Self Cleaning Filter is its exclusive self-cleaning media that removes dirt and sediment down to 20 microns. In addition to preventing these harmful components from entering your home’s water supply, it helps extend the life of the softener’s resin bed. There is no need for costly add-on cartridge filters that require frequent replacing, and you can rely on “whole-house” dirt and sediment filtration.
Not Only Does Your WaterBoss Take Care of Itself, It Makes Your Other Cleaning Easier
People who have experience in cleaning a house with hard water understand that mineral deposits make it nearly impossible to clean tubs, sinks, and toilets thoroughly. No matter how much effort and time you put into removing the buildup, it keeps coming back.
When your home has softened water it can help you eliminate mineral deposits permanently. Using softened water to clean can also enhance the effectiveness of your cleaning products. Since your cleaning products work better, you will not have to use as much to clean, which offers the added benefit of saving you money.
Cleaning with water softened by a WaterBoss water softener has advantages that you can see and feel, including brighter fixtures, pristine sinks, and cleaner surfaces. Kitchen and bath surfaces are also less likely to capture bacteria and other impurities when they are free from scale and build-up.
If You Don’t Have a Water Softener, Get Ready For Spring Cleaning with a WaterBoss!
If you have hard water and have been considering the purchase of a water softener, consider installing a WaterBoss before you tackle those tough cleaning chores.
Not all homes have the same water needs. That’s why WaterBoss offers a variety of customizable water softeners to meet specific home water needs. Browse our selection of WaterBoss water softener models or contact us to learn more!