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It is a very hot question nowadays that, can I put bleach in my water softener? Here is the best answer.
Do not put bleach in your water softener. You should not use bleach in water softener because that will react with the resin and may ruin it.
The water softener needs to be cleaned after a specific amount of time, and if you do not clean it regularly, it may sting badly.
Have you the instruction manual with you? Read that, and you will find the fittest solution to cleanse your water softener, as every water softener has its method to clean it.
You can also call the professional from your water softener company for better assistance in case if you have lost the user manual for the water softener.
Why shouldn’t I put bleach in a water softener?
There are some solid reasons, not to put bleach in your water softener.
· Your water softener is too fragile for a strong bleach.
· Bleach reacts with resins of water softener and destroys them.
· Bleach decreases the efficiency of your Water softener.
· Your water softener has its own cleanser to clean it.
Disadvantages of putting bleach in the water softener.
So I should not clean my water softener?
You should clean your water softener defiantly, but there are many other possible ways to clean the water softener that doesn’t damage the water softener.
With the passage of time, or when you leave the water softener non-functional for a long time, it starts building a strange smell due to water storage in the resins. And if you remove the water, the smell remains there. So it is very necessary to keep your Water softener clean and pure.
A water softener uses rock salt and resins to neutralize the hard water into soft water.
It has a big tank called a brine tank. The hard water passes from the rock which presents in the brine tank, then the water flows towards the conditioner. After cleaning the water, the conditioner supplies the water to the house.
Watch the video below for a quick guide regarding cleaning your water softener.
There are the following methods to clean the water softener.
Clean Water softener using the recommended booster
Most of the water softeners come with the recommended booster that cleans the water softener in a safer way. If you didn’t get the booster with the package then you can always read the user manual to find out the correct material to clean your water softener. Use the material and run it in a cycle to make the water softener clean.
Make sure, you clear the booster material from the water softener before you start drinking water from that.
Call the expert for the cleaning of water softener
You can get the number from the manual or the water softener. Call the service team and tell them about the situation. You may be feeling some hesitation calling them because the company didn’t agree upon any guarantee or your warranty has been expired. But don’t worry, they will be more than happy to help you. Or they will recommend you a better service center.
So pick the phone and dial the number 0900-79…. Just kidding, use the number from the user manual.
Run a bleach cycle through the Water softener.
You must be thinking that in the first place he is saying that don’t put bleach in the water softener and now he is telling us the method to bleach my water softener. Well, brace yourself. This method is for risk-takers, if you have tried all the methods from the above and failed, then you can try this. Moreover, this is the proper method to put bleach in a water softener.
Here is the step by step method to do it rightly.
First of all, you have to determine the size of the brine tank. The tank which is larger in size is the brine tank. You can use the measurement tape to determine the size of the brine tank. Commonly there are two sizes available. 9-inches and 12-inches. You can detect the brine tank by opening the lid of the tank.
Now comes the crucial part. You have to put 1-cup bleach in a brine tank of 9-inches, and 2 cups of bleach in a brine tank of 12-inches. Now close the lid of the brine tank.
Important: Read the manual of your unit, if the use of bleach is strictly prohibited on it. Don’t use this method.
It’s time to start the cycle for cleaning water softener. You can find the cycle panel on the conditioner. Conditioner is the other tank. Now the important part is to control the recharge cycle manually, you can check out the user manual of your specific unit for the correct processing.
Congratulations! You have successfully cleaned your water softener. But for now, you can use the water for a couple of cycles. Run almost 4 cycles in a row manually to get rid of bleach from your water after that you can use the water.
So, folks, you don’t have to put bleach in water softener as long as it is good with your unit. You can always call the expert to clean the softener, or you can use the recommended booster to clean your water softener. If your water softener is compatible with the use of bleach, you can follow the bleach cycle method stated above.