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Do bacteria grow in a water softener?

There will be bacteria in your water softener, but it is not harmful bacteria.   

Bacteria are found everywhere – particularly in substances where there are minerals, such as water.  

They are completely harmless and, in a lot of cases, help us to function as living things. The human body is full of bacteria, and in fact is estimated to contain more bacterial cells than human cells.  

It is a good idea to keep the area in and around your water softener clean. Clean the outside with your usual household cleaner. If something does accidentally spill into the salt chamber or another part of the system, contact us so we can advise you of the right steps to take to flush it through 

Harvey is the UK’s number one brand for water softeners. Your Harvey water softener simply connects to your home water supply, slots under the sink, and begins the softening process. You can book a no-obligation demonstration with one of our experts to learn more about our water softeners – get in touch today. Book now