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Jackson's Trusted Water Softening Experts

Millions of people around the world have a water supply filled with minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium. This type of water is referred to as hard. Though these naturally-occurring elements pose no danger to your health, they aren’t desirable. An excess of metals and minerals can not only cause rusting and staining where the water comes in contact, but also unpleasant skin, taste, and flavor issues.

Luckily, if you call Jackson home, there’s no reason to suffer through these hard water hassles. Aspen Plumbing is here to help with water softener service and installation. These devices—usually salt-based—use chemical principles to remove the excess minerals from your water. This leads to numerous household improvements and overall better living. To get a complimentary quote on a water softener in Jackson, reach out to us at (517) 750-9913 or fill out our online form.

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Our Water Quality Services

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Water Softener Maintenance

Maintaining a water softener is essential for a continuously functioning unit. Regularly check the system for salt levels, and ensure that it is properly flushing and refilling. Clean the resin bed at least once a year and consult with a professional if there are any issues. Proper maintenance will extend the life of your water softener and improve the quality of your water.

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Water Softener Repair

If your water softener is not working properly, it may need to be repaired. Common issues include salt bridging, motor failure, or a malfunctioning control valve. A professional technician can diagnose and fix the problem quickly and efficiently. Don’t let hard water damage your appliances and plumbing – schedule a water softener repair today.

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Water Softener Replacement

If your water softener isn’t working properly, it may need to be replaced. This process can ensure that your home has soft water and prevent mineral buildup in your pipes.

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Tips From The Soft Water 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!

Tell Tale Signs Of Hard Water

Though commonly associated with wells, hard water can also be found in municipal water systems. That’s why it’s important to regularly examine your home’s plumbing systems for issues. Signs of a home in Jackson that could benefit from water softener installation include:
  • Mineral-like crust buildup around your faucets or on your shower head
  • Soap scum buildup on sinks or shower walls
  • Stiff clothing that doesn’t soften in the laundry
  • Metallic taste in drinking water
  • Rust rings around your drains and fixtures
  • Spotting on plates and glassware
  • Dull or coarse hair after showering
  • Irritated, itchy skin
Unfortunately, many of these issues aren’t limited to hard water. They can also be a sign of heavy metal build-up or excess chlorine. To properly diagnose the problem, you’ll need to schedule an appointment for water testing in Albion or Jackson.

The best way to combat hard water symptoms is to invest in a quality water softener. These systems use ion exchange principles to remove unwanted minerals from your water. Though not cheap, the advantages of softened water are numerous and include:

  • Dishware that comes out spotless
  • Less soap scum buildup
  • Laundry that is softer and more vibrant
  • Increased home value
  • Tax and efficiency savings
  • Lengthened lifespan of washers, coffee makers, and dishwashers
  • Improves the durability of your boiler or water heater
  • Softer skin and healthier scalps
Our water softener experts can install all types and models of water softeners. This includes low-water-use systems and saltless models. After examining your home, our plumbing service expert will recommend a unit that’s best for you and your family.

Water Softener Function

Though large appliances, water softener operation is a relatively simple process. Hard water passes through the tank, which is typically filled with salt or resin beads. The calcium and magnesium in the water is attracted to the filtration medium. This chemical reaction releases sodium ions back into the water. Once the system is saturated with magnesium and calcium, a 3-phase cycle starts:
  1. Water flow reverses to flush any dirt or buildup out of the tank.
  2. The sodium-rich salt water flows through the brine tank and back to the mineral tank. The salt collects on the filtration medium, replacing the magnesium and calcium.
  3. The brine is flushed into the mineral tank, removing excess salt and contaminants.
After the third step ends, the brine tank is refilled, and the cycle repeats.

Our Water Softener Repair Services

There are times when your water softener can’t keep up. Maybe it refuses to cycle according to its timer or the tank starts to leak. No matter the issue, our water treatment experts are here and happy to help. Just reach out to us at (517) 750-9913 to schedule an appointment for water softener repair in Jackson. Upon arrival, we’ll inspect your unit for signs of damage or wear. After a brief examination, we’ll provide you a comprehensive water softener repair quote.

Below are the most common signs of a water softener in distress:

  • Hissing or air discharge after each cycle
  • Skipped or halted regeneration cycles
  • A unit that refuses to turn off
  • Signs of hard water return
  • Sudden increase in salt or filter uses
  • A lack or decrease in water pressure

From installing water entry valves to replacing worn float valves, our plumbers know how to tackle the above problems. Because the symptoms vary widely and water damage is possible, we suggest you leave the repair of a broken water softener to a local, processional plumber. This will save you headache and heartache in the long run.

Our Water Softener Installation Services

If you’ve had your water softening/conditioning system for several years, it may be time for a new one. Over time, the system can start to lose its ability to function properly. Our Plumbers are here to help you choose the right water softening/conditioning system for your home. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. Aspen Plumbing promises you will be satisfied with your new water softening/conditioning system.


Why Your Home Needs a Water Softening/Conditioning System
Not only is your plumbing at risk but your appliances can also be damaged and toilets and sinks can stain without a water softening/conditioning system. The systems Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will install for you will do wonders for your home’s water. You will have better tasting water without odor, less water spots, lower risk of pipe corrosion and your appliances will work at their expected efficiency.


A Name You Can Trust
Aspen Plumbing Services will install the right system for your home and give you the peace of mind knowing that your system is working correctly and efficiently. Trying to install a water softening/conditioning system on your own can be tricky, but our plumbers are trained and certified to install all systems. We take pride in the work we do and will make sure you understand the installation process. When you call Aspen Plumbing, we know you’ll be happy with your new water softening/conditioning system and we guarantee 100% satisfaction with our plumbers and our service.

So What Are You Waiting For?
Our experienced plumbers can recommend the best water heater to meet your family’s needs and budget. Our licensed and insured plumbers are trained professionals, so you can rest assured the water heater installation or replacement services we provide will be done to code and with the highest level of quality workmanship.

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Get a Free Water Test Today!

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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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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