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"The brine tank on my water softener sprung a leak and dumped salt all over my garage floor. Called AHW and
came out within an hour and cleaned" up the mess and replaced my brine tank under warranty. He also spent time with me showing me how to test my water for hardness to make sure the softener was working correctly.

-Darryl Y.

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"So I called
since I had used them in the past and liked their services. They were responsive, straight-forward, reasonable, and knowledgeable;" everything you ask for in a skilled tradesman. I called at 0800 and was promised a 1300-1500 arrival. He called ahead and even showed up a little early. Well, the damaged pipe is fully repaired and water is back on at 1315; a great outcome. I recommend
and his crew to anyone with a plumbing need in
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-MICHAEL W.

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Most people know they have hard water by the residue left on their dishes or shower head.

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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.

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Water Softener Installation And Repair reviews in Salem

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I let them know what I was willing to pay, and their bid came within the limit. They worked with my builder to coordinate time to install the water lines before the drywall was installed. When it came time to install the unit and do the final install, they were punctual and quick.
Everyone I have dealt with there has been friendly, professional, and easy to work with. Great job!
- Paul T.
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Tech was not familiar with the type of Softener that I had so he didn't know if it was working properly. We googled it together to try to figure it out, which I could have done. He adjusted it as best he could and left. Very nice guy but his knowledge was pretty much limited to Mermaid products, I guess. My unit is a very common apparently. It was a Fleck 5600 Econominder. I bought originally because it is very
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- SCOTT D.
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same as everyone else. shady "welcome to the neighborhood " card in the mail, then they worm their way into your home for a very long sales pitch about how bad your water is. DO NOT let them come to your house trust me.
- malcolm G.
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We had just left on vacation and could not troubleshoot the issue ourselves so we were pleased the
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crew was able to take care of the problem quickly for our tenant while we were away. We thought the charge was reasonable considering the two service calls and the new pump and pressure switch installation.
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put in a better unit than we had before. We used them before for the purchase and installation of aerators and chlorinators and help learning water testing, so we had prior experience with
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and appreciated that we could trust them to do a good job at a reasonable price in our absence.
- Kathy P.
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Way overpriced! Had quote to not only fill with resin and change distributor, but to also change gravel, seal rings and piston for $470.
Technician replaced the medium, but not the gravel. Replaced the distributor and supposedly used higher end medium, but can't tell. No samples provided.
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was flushed on my grass....More /> Broken/damaged parts were not left behind w/ homeowner.
- Felix C.
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They took the entire unit apart and informed my wife that it was going to cost $595 to get the softener running correctly. That’s when I decided to leave work and come home to a**** the damages and see what was going on. They pointed out that the resin (
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) was gone, which was true. They moved the distributor (outlet manifold) up and down and mentioned that there was gravel at the bottom of the mineral tank. When I asked why the gravel they mentioned that the gravel had accumulated because the distributor was no longer filtering and reason for the gravel accumulation.
Didn’t feel comfortable about the whole ordeal so I paid the $85 for the inspection and they left. I then contacted the original installers to change the distributor and fill with resin (media). The unit started to leak when the tech ran the system. He then took it apart and asked me if someone had worked on the system. The reason he asked is because the piston seals where not installed correctly and found rocks in the piston. With the exception of the
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, the system just fine until Friday. Not accusing anyone, but interest enough that this unit had been working just find with the exception of not having media until technicians got their hands on it last Friday. There has not been any pluming work done to the house that could have made for rocks to get into the piston. So, today I ended up having to pay lots of $ to another company to fix the damages.

- Felix C.
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It went well. Technician came out, assessed the function, gave us an estimate and when work done, cleaned everything up and left. Very professional.
- CAROL W.
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Everything from the initial home consultation (by the owner
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) was exemplary. This is the way a business should operate. We could feel the pride both the owner and his employees have in their company.
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explained exactly what they would do, how they differ from the competition and did not try to upsell on anything we didn't need. The crew showed up on time on Saturday and worked through lunch until the project was finished. They had to dig trenches for the new water line and installed the water softener system in about 4-5 hours, despite the heat. They cleaned everything up and made sure that we were completely satisfied.
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also had to drill a hole into our expensive granite countertop to install the spigot for the
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system. We were very nervous about this, but he knew what he was doing and used a water cooled equipment and was able to do it without any damage to the counter top or kitchen. We would highly recommend this company as their prices were also below the competition.
- Simon L.

Water Softener Companies in Salem, OR

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A1 Plumbing, Inc

1940 McGilchrist St SE
Salem

AMERISPEC HOME INSPECTION SERVICE

265 HOLDER LN SE
Salem

Blakely Plumbing Inc

PO Box 7954
Salem

Budget Rooter Plumbing Service

2050 Vista Ave SE
Salem

Clearwater Pump Service

2133 Douglas St
Forest Grove

DrinkFromTheRock.com

7181 Eagles Perch Dr

FISHER'S SUPPLY

659 SW 1ST AVENUE
Canby

Flow-Rite Plumbing

Beaverton, OR
Beaverton

FORBES PLUMBING

325 Orchard Dr
Dallas

Go Plumbing and Heating llc

16424 Old Mehama Rd
Stayton

Judson's Inc.

1390 13th St SE
Salem

Mack Drilling Company, Inc

1345 20th St SE
Salem

MAINLINE PUMP & IRRIGATION

815 APPLEGATE STREET
Philomath

Morrison Plumbing Inc.

9750 Rickreall Rd
Rickreall

Rehm Geological

5088 Summerfield Dr SE
Salem

Rod's Plumbing

580 Rees Hill Rd SE
Salem

Shiloh Water Systems Inc

190 W Church St.
Mt. Angel

Sippel Well Drilling, Inc.

6215 Lakeside Dr. NE
Salem

STETTLER SUPPLY CO

4420 Ridge Dr NE
Salem

Stutzman Services Inc

4185 Spicer Dr SE
Albany

Up A Creek Plumbing L.L.C.

6835 Jakewood Court NE
Keizer

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