What if I disconnect my Water softener
We recently moved into a home that had a Kenmore water softener hooked up but turned off. After I got the salt bridge out and ran the thing a few cycles I tested the water with some strips from the pet store. It is still is showing HARD water.
Its been this way for 6 months. There is hard water in our area and most have softeners but my wife has no complaints. We have no issue washing clothes or showering nor do I see stains in the sinks.
I was prepared to get estimates on replacing the unit but my wife raised a good point, do we even need a water softner / soft water? What harm will come from using hard water over time? If there is no harm, should I have the old unit removed or just shut it off and let it sit?