A: If the system is working properly, no. The softener goes in bypass when using salt.
A: we do not install parts or systems that are bought from somewhere else because of liability.
A: That depends on the quality of water your treating and how much water you us. A good average is 3 years for the carbon and 5 years for the resin.
A: Every month you should drain it. You should also clean your chlorine injector at this time while your system is depressurized
A: A simple water test will tell you exactly how it's doing. Also, your nose knows best. If your water has odor, there is a problem.
A: Electric water heater tanks have a part called an Anode Rod. Its job is to corrode so the tank does not. It must be periodically replaced. If you don't, the water will stink. If you have well water, you must obtain an Anode rod specifically for well water. Contact your water heater manufacturer for details. The phone number is on your tank.
A: we do monthly services depending on the water system you have.
A: yes we do water testing. we can come to you or bring us your water. In store we test for sulfur, hardness and iron.