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Curious about water softeners? Wondering if you need one for your home? You’re in the right place! At Mister Quik, we’re here to simplify the journey to softer, better-tasting water for you.

Ever wondered about the signs that indicate your home could benefit from a water softener? Concerned about the size that suits your household? Curious if it’s safe to drink softened water? We’ve got the easy-to-understand answers you need. See below for most commonly asked questions by our customers. We are here when you need us!

What size of water softener do I need for my home?​

Choosing the right size of a water softener for your home is crucial for optimal performance. Consider the number of people in your household and your daily water usage to determine the appropriate capacity. A common guideline is to calculate about 75-100 gallons of water per person per day. Mister Quik Home Services can assist you in assessing your specific needs and guide you through the selection process. Investing in the right-sized water softener can enhance the efficiency of your appliances, prolong their lifespan, and provide you with softer water for a more enjoyable home experience. Feel free to explore more information below and reach out to Mister Quik Home Services for expert advice tailored to your situation.

What are the signs that I need a water softener?

  1. Scale Buildup on Faucets and Fixtures:

    • Sign: If you notice a white, chalky residue on your faucets, showerheads, or bathroom fixtures, it’s a sign of hard water. This buildup, known as limescale, can be a hassle to clean and indicates the presence of minerals in your water.
  2. Dry and Itchy Skin or Dull Hair:

    • Sign: Hard water can leave a soapy film on your skin and hair, making it difficult to rinse off soap and shampoo. If you often experience dry, itchy skin or your hair feels less vibrant after washing, a water softener could help improve this.
  3. Stiff or Scratchy Laundry:

    • Sign: Hard water doesn’t play well with laundry detergent, leaving clothes feeling stiff and scratchy. If your laundry doesn’t come out as soft as you’d like, even after using fabric softener, it’s a good indication that hard water is affecting your washing machine’s performance.
  4. Reduced Appliance Efficiency:

    • Sign: Appliances like water heaters, dishwashers, and coffee makers can suffer from reduced efficiency due to mineral buildup. If your appliances seem to be working harder and less efficiently than usual, hard water might be the culprit.
  5. Frequent Plumbing Issues:

    • Sign: Hard water can lead to the accumulation of minerals in your plumbing pipes over time. If you’ve been experiencing frequent clogs, reduced water pressure, or even damage to your pipes, a water softener can help prevent further plumbing issues.


If you’ve noticed one or more of these signs in your home, it’s likely that a water softener could make a positive difference in your water quality and daily comfort.

Can I drink softened water?

Yes, you can drink softened water, but Mister Quik Home Services recommends caution. While softened water is safe for consumption, it undergoes a process that involves adding salt to remove hardness minerals. To ensure the highest water quality, we advise homeowners to consider installing a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system. An RO system effectively clears out bacteria and viruses, providing an additional layer of purification. After this purification process, it’s beneficial to re-mineralize the water with healthy minerals for an optimal and refreshing taste. Mister Quik Home Services is ready to assist you in selecting and installing the right water treatment system for your home, ensuring clean and great-tasting water for you and your family.

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How does a water softener work?

A water softener is a device designed to tackle hard water, which contains excessive minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals can cause issues such as scale buildup in pipes and appliances. The heart of a water softener is its resin tank, filled with small beads known as resin beads.

When hard water enters the resin tank, the resin beads attract and hold onto the calcium and magnesium ions. In a process called ion exchange, the hardness minerals are swapped for sodium ions from the water softener’s brine tank. The brine tank contains a solution of salt and water that helps regenerate the resin beads by washing away the accumulated minerals. This ensures the water softener can continue its job effectively.

Once the ion exchange process is complete, the water coming out of the softener is now softened, free from the minerals that cause hardness. Softened water is more gentle on your plumbing, appliances, and even your skin and hair. Regular maintenance, such as adding salt to the brine tank, is essential to keep the water softener operating efficiently and providing you with consistently softened water throughout your home.

How do I maintain a water softener?

Maintaining a water softener is quite doable, and here’s a simple guide to help you. First, regularly check the salt levels in the brine tank. If it’s running low, add more salt to ensure the water softener can work effectively. It’s a good idea to do this every few weeks or based on your softener’s instructions.

Additionally, keep an eye on the resin tank. If you notice a significant decrease in water softening performance, the resin beads might need cleaning or replacement. While some homeowners do this themselves, others prefer calling professionals like Mister Quik Home Services to handle it. We’ll provide expert assistance in maintaining and optimizing your water softener, making sure it runs smoothly and keeps your water soft and enjoyable.