Hard water contains lots of minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals are not harmful to drink, but they do keep clothes from getting clean enough, can cause unsightly build up on you fixtures and over time can build up inside pipes and cause damage. Water softeners prevent these problems. The type of water softener, size of the brine tank, water hardness and household water usage all determine how much salt you need and how often you’ll need to replenish your softener’s salt supply. Make sure your softener has enough salt at all times. We will be happy to check your softener regularly and make sure it stays filled!