If you are renting a home or condo and have found out that you will need to maintain a water softener, then you will want to read this short article. Many renters have questions when it comes to maintaining a water softener and whether they have to use one at all. For the most part, homeowners will spend a lot of time determining what is the best water softener for a home, so if you notice that a rental listing mentions there is a water softener you will generally want to use it. Not only can hard water damage appliances and cause mineral deposits to build up in a home's pipes, but it also can make the water taste bad.
While some homeowners may supply a renter with the salt necessary to maintain the system, in most cases the renter is responsible for purchasing salt for the water softener and making sure it's working properly. Using a water softener is really quite easy, all you have to do is add additional salt to the tank, generally once a month. Generally, renters can purchase salt tablets either at the grocery store or a hardware store as needed. Though you should check with the rental office or the homeowner of the property, as some homeowners do provide renters with salt bags and other replacement filters that are needed.