How to Clean a Water Softener Resin Tank

What You'll Need

As part of routine maintenance of your water softener, you should routinely clean the resin tank of your water softener to remove hard water deposits. Hard water deposits are caused by the minerals and sediments that naturally exist in the water supply. To keep your water softener system working properly and optimally, you need to routinely clean the resin tank of your system to flush and remove any deposits and debris.

Step 1- Wait for the Right Time

The most optimal time to clean your tank is just before you need to replenish the salt level in your system. This prevents you from inadvertently removing good salt from your system.

Step 2 – Turn Off Power

Before you begin the cleansing process, you should disconnect the power from the system.

Step 3 – Remove and Clean the Tank

To clean the tank, you first need to remove the valve from the tank. Next, you need to unscrew the bolts holding the tank in place. Now you can remove and clean the tank. You should also remove and clean the salt plate that is located at the bottom of the tank. Be sure to rinse and clean all parts of the tank and plate thoroughly.

Step 4 – Replace the Tank

Now that the tank is clean, you can reassemble the tank and secure it with the bolts.