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"Checked water quality and filters and replaced primary filter. was prompt, courteous and efficient. Also explained" the system's needs in clear understandable terms. Will call him again for any water quality info or servicing.

-John A M.

" has been doing my water softener and system ever since we had our home built back in 1993- His company started out" small and now has grown, but the quality of service, responsiveness, or the attention to detail has never waivered. Not only is knowledgeable in his field, he also is a very decent person. I have recommended to at least 10 of my family/friends, all have had nothing be good things to say about him and his products and service. and will keep on servicing my and all my water softener needs as long as I have them.


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I actually just replaced my Pelican Natursoft "water softener" with an more-traditional ion exchange model.  I used the natursoft for a little over 4 years, and I can say it worked as advertised.  When remodeling a while back we decided to get a tankless water heater.  All the documentation indicated that hard water with the tankless heater is a no go.  We had to do somehting, but since I'm lazy (didn't want to deal with the salt or plumbing in a drain) and my wife didn't like soft water, the salt-free model looked attractive.  I too was somewhat skeptical, but the reviews I found looked good, and I know enough about the science of nucleation (I was a material science major in college) to know that what they said made sense, so I bought one.


One thing needs to be made clear - the natursoft system is NOT a water softener!  It contains a media which nucleates some disolved metalic salts out of solution.  These crystals, once formed, remain in the water, and still react with oils, detergents, etc. in the same manner as the disolved salts.  They also continue to form scale wherever water is allowed to evaporate, such as faucet nozels and shower heads. In fact, it's possible that evaporative scaling was even worse than before we installed the system.


Importantly, however, once in crystaline form, these salts do not stick to pipes, or in my case, heat-exchangers.  My tankless heater has a sensor to indicate when it needs to be descaled, and the manual indicates that for my water hardness and hot water use I should have had to descale approximately every 6 months.  In four years with the natursoft the descaleing indicator has never gone off.  For further evidence, when I installed my new softener a few weeks ago, I had to cut sections from the copper pipe on both the inlet and outlet side of the natursoft.  Both sections of pipe were installed at the same time as the natursoft, but while the pipe on the inlet side was green and rough on the inside, the outlet pipe looked and felt like new.


As such, if you want or need a salt-free system for some reason (low-sodium diet for blood pressure, don't like the feel of soft water, can't easily plumb a drain into the softener location, or can't carry heavy bags of salt to the softener), then I can unequivocably recommend the natursoft.  If, like my wife and I today, you want soft water, that feels soft on your skin, creates less soap scum, rinses cleaner in the dishwasher, etc., then the natursoft probably isn't for you.


I bought a home with a 9 year old Kinetico in it in 1989. With our family of 6 the Kinetico used 1/2 the salt of two other brands we owned in previous homes, even though the water was harder in the home with the Kinetico non-electric system. When I sold the home in 1993, the buyer insisted I leave them the Kinetico. I bought a new one for my new home, my family grew to 8 and now after 21 years, it has only needed one repair (new resin) 5 years ago.

To answer your question...Kinetico would be a "Mercedes" while others carry the "yugo's." Kinetico offers many models to meet the needs of all families. The single tank Essential unit works well in homes with no iron and 1 or 2 people. Like other single tank systems, it can't provide soft water to your home while it regenerates. However, the Essential only takes 15 minutes to regenerate where electric units might take hours from start to finish. It also carries a full 5 year warranty on all parts. Other systems typically exclude the most important parts after only 1-3 years. All single tank softener can and will occasionally run out of soft water. (laundry day)

The Twin resin tank Kinetico models have several advantages like...5 yr warranty on Signature and Premier models have a 10 year warranty on all parts. So with the twins, you get better water, have virtually unlimited capacity, use less salt, are quiet, use soft water to clean themselves, use no electricity, have no clocks, batteries or computers to ever repair or reset. Power outages & surges have no effect on them. Having a Kinetico sold me on their value. Ask your dealer about renting one, so you can try before you buy. 

P.M. Kalamazoo


Water Softener Installation And Repair reviews in Cottage Grove


The technician was very friendly. I tend to ask lots of questions because I like to understand how thins work. I also perform minor service of my water filter and I wanted to know what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. He was very patient with me. I will most definitely call in the future. I was very satisfied.
- Les D.

did a great job. He was very meticulous to make sure there were no leaks after he finished replacing all the new parts. He also walked me through the process of flushing the tank, which is necessary when replacing filters.I am very happy with his work.
- Valerie G.

Very lengthy sales pitch. Overly gimmicky. don't really need 10 different water tests to prove city water is bad. On the phone when we set up the appointment they highlighted how they would test our already filtered water at all locations we had a filter ie. Refrigerator, sink. The salesperson completely tried to avoid ...More doing this. When he did text one of our filters it seemed to work just as well as his filter. We patiently stood through a 90 minute demonstration and would have been fine considering his offer after he left. BUT, he tried the hard sell. Questioning my logic for waiting and doing separate due diligence. I really don't understand how he could pressure me to make a $7K purchasing decision after his 90 min. He pushed me for the fourth time, when my wife decided to give him a piece of her mind. In particular, she advised him that he should take our stance and hope for the business later. The worst thing that she scolded him on was the fact that he entered our house so positive, but was obviously irritated with us when we said 'we won't buy yet'. So he received a 5 minute scolding and went on his way.

They offer a gift card for your time, but I think that may be a bit of a scam. I received a flyer where I could mail in for my gift card. Let's see if I end up receiving the card.

Installation was quick, but I'm glad I stayed and watched because he removed my water softer and wasn't planning on reinstalling it, Guess he forgot what we talked about. After a month of sputtering from my faucets, washing machine and shower I called to set up an appointment for , the owner, to check it out. Spoke ...More with his assistant to set up an appointment for that Friday at 12 noon. As of 12:40 on the Friday of my appointment nobody showed up or called. I called the office number and answered and said was still at the office and wanted to speak with me. came to the phone, I told him what was happening and he said there really wasn't anything he could do, never heard of that happening before. So now, a month and a half later I still have the sputtering, which I never had before, and will probably hire someone else to check it out for me. I guess once he has your money he is finished.
- Patricia C.

To find , I researched only Angie's A-rated water treatment companies. However, over the last year, JR , the owner, has given A PLUS service for the same price. The extras he offered were detailed consulting and evaluation on dry wells, relocating my drainage lines, servicing after hours, and restoring ...More my damaged lawn and landscaping.
An example of how JR came through in an emergency was during the worst of all possible water calamities--a complete shutdown of all water, not even a dribble, and on the weekend, and when a shower and flushing were critical for a date. Friday evening when I called JR, he was away for the weekend on the opposite coast of Florida. He listened to my problem, and advised me to call Ed's Wells and Pumps who would handle my emergency on Saturday. At 4 AM, the system woke me up by starting again all by itself. After waking up late, I called JR to tell him, and he said he wondered what happened, because he himself called Ed at Ed's Wells to alert him about my situation. So I called Ed, and he advised me of a possible cause with the pressure plate, and how I could try fixing it myself if it happened again, for free!
This episode was the proof of A-Ratings on Angie's, because Ed's Wells also turned out to be an A. So even referrals from an "A" business were top echelon.
This weekend is installing a state-of-the-art AirGard system which eliminates the frequent chlorine odors. Although he is booked for the entire week, JR will install the new system on Saturday with no surcharge!
- John B.

One of the owners, , came by in the morning and explained their product options. Clearly he has a lot of experience in the business. We chose the "President" softener because it had more features and a longer warranty than the others. We were limited on time that week, so he agreed that they could do the installation ...More the same day. The workers showed up as expected and went about the tasks in a professional manner. They checked that the water pressure is not too high. When they were done, the lead technician explained the operation of both the softener and the unit.
- William F.

When he said he could do the work and save us the price of a plumber, we asked what price we were looking at. He said it would take about 3 hours and the price would be $300.00, so we agreed. We didn't know that wasn't a quote, it was the fixed price for him to do the work. He spent just over an hour, did a mouse ...More job of it, and charged us $300.00 plus tax. When we contested the bill, he said if we didn't pay he would take us to small claims court.
- Rosalie M T.

, the owner and installer, was prompt and personable. He appeared to be very knowledgeable about water treatment. The system he installed was one of the least expensive ones I saw in shopping around, but it works fine.
- carl C.

Water Softener Companies in Cottage Grove, MN

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AAA Wicks Plumbing Heating Air Duct Cleaning

102 W. County Road C
Little Canada

Adam's On-Time Plumbing

13791 Jonquil Ln N

Affinity Plumbing

1380 Sharon parkway

AJ Alberts Plumbing Inc

7975 Afton Rd
Saint Paul

All Around

701 Decatur Ave. N

American Water Systems

7101 Oxford St

Aqua City Plumbing Inc

7701 Pillsbury Ave S

Aquarius Water Conditioning & Plumbing Inc

3180 Country Dr.
Little Canada

Artisan Plumbing

3060 Lake Ridge Drive
Big Lake

Artistic Plumbing Inc

6349 Quebec Ave N
Brooklyn Park


10200 73rd Ave N Ste 100
Maple Grove

Barnes Plumbing Co

3923 Washington Ave N

Benchmark Plumbing Inc

Inver Grove Heights

Berkey Water Hawaii

68-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy

Big Dave's Plumbing

435 E Wyoming St
Saint Paul

Bill Rascher Mechanical

4921 Babcock Trail
Inver Grove Heights

Bob Sable Services

5242 Quebec Ave N

Bolt Electrc LLC.

6840 Belle st.

Bruckmueller Plumbing Inc

3992 Pennsylvania Ave

Building Hubww

7935 Stone Creek Dr #140

Building Renewal Inc

21375 County Rd 5 NW
Big Lake

BWS Heating & Air Conditioning

6520 Edenvale Blvd
Eden Prairie

C Hansen Plumbing LLC

PO Box 845
Forest Lake

Capone's Water Conditioning

61 7th Ave S

Carpenter Homes Inc

1710 S Deframe Ct

Center Point Plumbing

20129 Wolverine st nw
Elk River


3318 167th Ln NW

Ck Remodeling & Maintenance

309 Harrison Ave
Saint Paul

Classic Plumbing Co

9350 202nd St N
Forest Lake

Comfort Plus Heating & Cooling

7050 20th Ave s

Crystal Canyon INC

10500 Ideal Ave S
Cottage Grove

Cutting Edge Sewer & Drain LLC

680 Ironton St NE

DeVine's Plumbing Service

5236 200th St N
Forest Lake

Doug's Plumbing

4908 Williston Rd


7181 Eagles Perch Dr


980 W 9TH ST
Rush City

Dusty's Drain Cleaning

P.O. Box 262
St. Francis

E & Z Testing, Plumbing and Repair

P.O. Box 188
Center City

E H Renner & Sons Inc

15688 Jarvis St NW
Elk River

Edwards Plumbing Inc

8519 Jeffery Ave S
Cottage Grove


Cottage Grove

Finken Water

PO Box 7190
Saint Cloud

Franke Mechanical

PO Box 18141
Saint Paul

Genesis Heating and Air Conditioning Inc

15021 Manitou Rd NE
Prior Lake

Grandemoore Carpentry Inc.

222 Monroe St.



Hague Quality Water

32108 Dahomey Ave

HandyQuick MN LLC

1800 Wooddale Drive

Haussner Plumbing LLC

10520 Stonebridge Trl. N.

Hokanson Plumbing & Heating

1550 91st Ave NE


Saint Paul

HomeTown Plumbing Inc

2440 152nd Ln NE
Ham Lake

Hopke Sewer & Drain Inc

5242 Credit River Rd
Prior Lake

JD Plumbing

10168 Boone Circle

Jerry's Plumbing Inc

2632 8th Avenue N.


PO Box 586
Cottage Grove

Junction Plumbing & Heating Inc.

9837 Haug Ave NE

Justen Plumbing

2406 Oakridge Rd

Ken Smersh Plumbing LLC

28564 lily st nw

KTK Construction Inc

9120 Isanti St NE

Lake Area Plumbing

Chisago City

Langren Plumbing & Heating

5116 80th Ave N

Lindman Plumbing

12000 53rd Avenue N

Lloyd's Ideal Plumbing

2009 West Broadway Ave
Forest Lake

Lowe's Home Improvement

3205 Vicksburg Ln N

M & S Plumbing, LLC

2505 223rd Ln NW

Madetzke & Gust Plumbing

2263 McKnight Rd N Unit 3
Saint Paul


3500 Vicksburg Ln N

Markham Maintenance Co, LLC

12781 84th Ave N

Master's Tech Handyman Service

P.O. Box 54
Prior Lake

McPherson's Heating, Air, & Mechanical

8801 Ironwood Ave So.
Cottage Grove

MinCon Construction Inc.

6614 14th ave so

MR Services

9933 Ibis St NW

Mr. Rooter of The Twin Cities

5155 East River Rd Ste 412

New Concept Plumbing, LLC

4966 Bluff Heights Tr
Prior Lake

Norblom Plumbing

1465 Selby Ave
St. Paul

Northern Edge Plumbing & Service LLC

31344 103rd St

Northland Water Conditioning Co

8901 47th Ave N

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

1904 Vermillion St

Pace Plumbing

PO Box 270935
Saint Paul

Patricki Plumbing

4622 233rd lane nw
Saint Francis

Perfecttouch Properties

17731 Vicuna St NW

Peters Plumbing


Plumbing Specialist LLC

14017 Quince St. NW

Pope Plumbing LLC

7380 Wyndham Way
Saint Paul

Precision Contracting

8351 Lake Dr
Circle Pines


12025 ZION ST NW


1091 Heather Dr
Saint Paul

Professional Plumbing Solutions

5730 170th Ln NW

Pronto Heating & Air Conditioning

7514 Cahill Road

Quality Plumbing & Heating

17525 Swedish Dr NE

Residential Renewal LLC

1810 Crest View Dr

Rick Plumbing & Heating

22 E 3rd St



Roger Vadnais Plumbing & Pump Service Inc

4771 Bald Eagle Ave
White Bear Lake


Saint Paul Park

S & R Heating, Cooling & Appliance Repair

4118 Hoffman Rd
White Bear Lake

Schmitz Plumbing & Heating LLC

20440 Hughes Ave



Sedgwick Heating & Air Conditioning

1408 Northland Dr.
Saint Paul

Shimon Plumbing & Heating Inc

5445 129th St N


18605 Fischer Ave.

Signature Mechanical Inc

8260 Arthur St NE

Skyhawk Companies LLC

12441 Nicollet Ave South

Sowada & Barna Plumbing

PO Box 188

St Croix Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

1008 Pine Tree Trl

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

130 Plymouth Ave N

Standard Water Conditioning

7461 Berkshire Way
Maple Grove

Taplin Soft Water

10977 101 St Place N
Maple Grove

Taplin Soft Water

8630 Savanna Oaks Bay D
Saint Paul

The Handyman Can!!!® Inc

661 Heron Ct N


PO BOX 2066

Thorud Plumbing

3777 139th ln nw


311 Lincoln Ave N
New Prague

TJK Plumbing Inc

13570 Grove Dr

Total Comfort

4000 Winnetka Ave N



Trent's Mechanical Inc

1285 114th Ave NW
Coon Rapids

Tri County Water Cond. Metro South

5333 160th St
Prior Lake

Tschida Bros Plumbing

1036 Front Ave
Saint Paul

Twin City Pipeworks

5230 Jamaca Blvd N
Lake Elmo

UMR Heating & Cooling

5115 Industrial St
Maple Plain

USA Mechanical

1710 N 5th St
Saint Peter

VinZant Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical & Drains.

541 Wheeler Street North
Saint Paul

Visionary Plumbing By Aaron

7198 Hidden Valley Cv S
Cottage Grove

Watson's Appliance Parts & Service

5621 Memorial Ave North



Weld & Sons Plumbing

3410 Kilmer Ln N

Zell Plumbing & Heating

White Bear Township

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