Professional Plumbing Since 1981

Jackson's Trusted Water Quality Experts

Not all water is created equal. If you know someone with a well—or have water that tastes like a pool—you’ve experienced that first hand. The impacts of low-quality water are often insidious, rarely noticed until you shower or drink somewhere else. Then, the issues become difficult to ignore.

But, if you call Jackson home, there’s no reason to settle for low-quality, hard, or metallic-tasting water. You have a professional water treatment company right in your backyard. Our plumbers have been serving the Jackson area for 43 years. This experience allows us to craft a solution for almost any water quality problem.

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Our Water Quality Services

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Water Testing

Before doing anything, we test your water on a number of variables. This is necessary because so many contaminants present themselves in a similar way. These tests also check your water for dozens of common contaminants. Through water testing in Jackson, we can pinpoint the exact problem and craft the perfect plan for combating it.

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Water Softening

Often encountered by those on well systems, hard water is typically caused by excess minerals in the water. By using a salt-based or other water softener, we remove these particulates. This gives you the taste and benefits of city water without the sky-high water bills. To learn more about our water softening services in Albion and Chelsea, read on.

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Water Purification/Filtration

Your water is contaminated with bacteria, manganese, or chlorine. Now, what? This is where water filtration and purification products come into play. These can include not only whole-house filters but also small drinking water solutions.

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Tips From The Water Quality Experts

When it comes to water quality, our team of highly skilled and trained drain experts have years of experience and can provide you with all of the information that you need to ensure your homes water is safe and to ensure your family and your equipment stays protected. Below you will find helpful information, but feel free to call our team any time with any questions or concerns that you may have!

Do You Know Whats In Your Water?

For those on public water systems, water is collected, filtered to remove large particulates, and then treated for bacteria and parasites. It’s then propelled through the city’s plumbing system into your home. For those on a well, the water is simply pulled into your faucets and tanks via a well pump. Regardless of how you get your water in Jackson, this purification process introduces a number of contaminants into your water supply. These include:

  • Nitrogen
  • Pesticides
  • Microbes
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Bacteria
  • Mercury
  • Giardia
  • Bleach
  • Salt
  • Chlorine
  • Iron
  • Lead

Common Michigan Water Problems

In our years of treating water in the Jackson area, we’ve encountered homeowners with a variety of water issues. Though there are certainly more, we find that these problems can be grouped into eight main categories:
Water Contamination


Multiple (aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, copper, fluoride, lead, selenium, etc.)


Microbial contaminants are not as easily detectable as the smell of sulfur or the black staining of manganese. But they can still be dangerous to your health.


Mineral build-up


Hard water contains heightened levels of minerals like magnesium and calcium. Over time, these deposits build up inside your water heater and on any surface that contacts water. Overtime, this buildup can corrode your plumbing.


Water with an improper pH


When the pH of your water dips too low, it begins eating away at your plumbing. The metal stripped from your pipes is sprayed out of your faucets and turns water basins a bluish-green color.


High sulfur levels


If your water smells like rotten eggs, you’ve probably got a sulfur problem. While sulfur won’t hurt you, it can drastically alter the way your water tastes. Those in Jackson with wells may also have to worry about the creation of hydrogen sulfide—a gas that smells like rotten eggs.


High Iron Levels


If you think your water tastes like chlorine, you could be right. Often used to disinfect city water, high levels of it can leave your tap water tasting like a swimming pool.


Mineral build-up


If your sinks, tubs, and toilets are covered in rust stains, you might have an iron problem. If left untreated, iron can clog your pipes and leave your water tasting metallic.


High Manganese


Manganese is often found in ground and surface water. High levels of it can stain water fixtures black. Overtime, this can reduce your water pressure and increase your maintenance costs. Worse yet, your water will end up tasting bitter and sharp.

Diagnosing Water Problems

Constant access to fresh, clean water is essential to modern living. But there are times when what comes out of your tap won’t clear either bar. A lot of homeowners assume that their home’s water is clean and free of things like heavy metals and chlorine. Many of them are surprised when water quality tests reveal parasites or dangerous chemicals mixed in with the refreshment. To keep water issues from going undetected, it’s best to have your water regularly tested. And, when it comes time to schedule water testing in Jackson, we invite you to reach out to the water treatment experts at Aspen Plumbing.

When you contact Aspen Plumbing for water testing in Jackson, we’ll check your water for heavy metals and other contaminants like pesticides, nitrates, and bacteria. Depending on our findings, we’ll issue a custom-tailored water treatment plan. You can rest easy knowing our recommendations are based on what’s best for you—not us.

Our plumbers are water treatment experts who truly care about ensuring your access to safe, clean water. They are also locals well-acquainted with Albion, Chelsea, Jackson, and the surrounding areas. We service all brands of water treatment products including Kohler, Culligan, Genesis, and Rheem.

Contact us today at (517) 750-9913 to schedule water testing in Jackson. We look forward to adding you to our list of happy customers on Google.

Importance Of Knowing What's In Your Water

A lot of homeowners in Jackson and Albion wonder if they even need their water tested. We think it never hurts to know exactly what’s in your home’s pipes. This is especially important if you live on a property with a well. Since there’s no treatment process, personal water supplies are more prone to bacterial, parasitic, and metal issues.

That’s not to say, however, that municipal water is free of contaminants. While water treatment plants test the water at its source, they have little control over what gets into it from that point on there. The abundance of chlorine often used can also irritate those with sensitive palates.

Below are a few signs that your home needs immediate water testing:

  • Discolored Fixtures: Redness or yellowing around your fixtures is a sign that your water has too much iron in it. It can also be a symptom of detectable lead.
  • Discernible Smell or Taste Issues: Truly clean water shouldn’t smell or taste unsavory. Anything out of the ordinary is a telltale sign of an issue.
  • Sudden Illness: Are you experiencing unexplained illnesses? Are your pets lethargic? Your tap water may be to blame. Things like E. coli and giardia can build up in untreated water, leading to stomach issues and general feelings of sickness.
  • Age: If your home still has its original plumbing and is more than a few decades old, it’s a good idea to get things tested. As metal wears down, things like lead and copper can leak into the water lines.
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Testing your water can identify harmful contaminants, ensuring your family’s safety. It can also uncover minerals that may affect taste and smell. With this knowledge, you can make informed decisions about treatment methods. Overall, testing your water is crucial for a healthy household.

Financing Options For Every Budget


We offer a wide range of financing options for every budget and situation and can finance both large and small plumbing projects. For more information, call us today to speak with a member of our team who can answer any questions you may have. For immediate approval, click on the link below to get approved in just a few minutes.
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Why Choose Us?

We have been dedicated to providing the absolute best home services to the Jackson County area since we opened our doors back in 1981. From the professionalism of our salespeople, to the dedication of our plumbers, we are committed to delivering you the absolute best plumbing services. We take our responsibility very seriously when you place your trust in us and we.
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Frequently Asked Questions

While chemical drain cleaners are acceptable in certain situations, we discourage using them frequently or as a first solution. These chemicals are extremely toxic and can eat away at pipes if overused. Ask us about safer alternatives to deter and clear clogs.
Our plumbers have access to tools and materials that can clear up any clog without damaging your pipes. And, if your home has recurring clogs, only a real Jackson plumber can get rid of them for good!

A lot of plumbing problems are easy to spot, but leaks have a tendency to go unnoticed. This is because they often start small and can go unnoticed for months or years. They can also hide under floors, above ceilings, and behind walls, making them more challenging to find. Here are a few signs you may have a leak:

  • Rapidly climbing water bills
  • Your water meter ticks even when you aren’t using water
  • A musty smell or signs of mold become visible
  • Discoloration and dampness occurs near tubs and toilets

If you see any of these signs, don’t panic. Call Aspen Plumbing at (517) 750-9913 and schedule an appointment instead!

If your shower pressure is low when other fixtures are running, you may have an insufficient plumbing system. If the problem persists when only the shower is running, there may be a leaking pipe somewhere.

There are a number of simple ways to downsize your water bill. These include:

  • Taking shorter showers
  • Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth
  • Only running the washing machine or dryer when you have a full load
  • Installing low-flow showerheads and toilets
  • Adding a brick to your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used per flush

If you try all these things and your water bill keeps climbing, you may have a leak in your home. Call (517) 750-9913, so one of our plumbers can investigate.

The average water heater in Jackson lasts between 8 and 12 years. Note that this applies to gas water heaters; electric ones can last a little longer. However, the signs that a new water heater is needed don’t relate to fuel source. These include:

  • Dark or rusty water
  • No hot water
  • Flooding and dampness around your water heater

In the Jackson area, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to dip below 32°F. When that happens, pipes can freeze and burst. Fixing frozen pipes is one of the most expensive plumbing repairs you can have. Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take to prevent this catastrophe. These include:

  • Opening doors and cabinets on cold days
  • Insulating pipes inside and outside your home
  • Keeping a faucet dripping
  • Quickly patching any cracks
  • Never set your thermostat lower than 55°F
Financing Options For Every Budget


We offer a wide range of financing options for every budget and situation and can finance both large and small plumbing projects. For more information, call us today to speak with a member of our team who can answer any questions you may have. For immediate approval, click on the link below to get approved in just a few minutes.
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