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Calcium, magnesium, and other minerals in your water can collect in your pipes and shorten the lifespan of your plumbing. They are also responsible for the buildup on your glass and silverware. A water softener will help to remove these minerals from your water and extend the life of your plumbing. Soft water has a number of other benefits, including softer skin and hair! We carry Hellenbrand water softeners, which we believe are the best option available. Get in touch with our team and find out how a water softener can improve your water supply today.

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Mark Hansen
Mark Hansen
13:37 31 Aug 20
We are new to the Plymouth area and had a sewer back up in our house we had only owned 1 week. We called and were told someone would be there in the afternoon. Then we were called and told around noon. Then we were called and told someone would be there in a half hour. Thanks so much for rushing someone over to remedy our issue. Great communication!!!
tom boer
tom boer
00:26 20 Apr 20
My sump pump broke before a major rain storm coming on a weekend....they were great! ….they responded on a Saturday...explained the situation and options on site...and they installed a new sump pump immediately...I strongly recommend them!!! ... I will definitely use them again!!! they were very responsive, professional and very effective in getting the job done in an emergency situation!
Craig Waas
Craig Waas
17:03 28 Jan 20
When I hear Plymouth Plumbing and Heating, I think Family! They are always there for you and have your back when you need them. I was doing a remodel and lets just say it was bigger than a bread box....and Plymouth Plumbing and Heating was there every step of the way! Jamey was the mastermind in the trenches getting things done, but the whole team was there supporting me. When there was a "bump" in the remodel I could call or text and knew it would be handled. Never had to worry when will it get done. Boom Done!I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Plymouth Plumbing and Heating for ALL your plumbing needs!
Christina Hembel
Christina Hembel
17:56 21 Jan 20
I would definitely go back to, and refer others to Plymouth Plumbing & Heating. I have used there services on several occasions. They are prompt and efficient. Definitely the place to go for plumbing needs.
James Goldbeck
James Goldbeck
14:18 21 Jan 20
Jack and the team at PPH have done a wonderful job on our apartment building heating issue. We had another water heating company out here who could not solve the problem. PPH figured it out and fixed it within 2 hours. Thank you PPH!
Jeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey Johnson
17:57 02 Nov 19
Very helpful , unfortunately I was looking to replace a 40 year old part .
Nick Deering
Nick Deering
16:58 12 Oct 19
We were having trouble with our boiler on a Saturday and Adam was out to our house within an hour. Great service, definitely recommend.
Ann Aswegan
Ann Aswegan
02:22 14 Aug 19
We live near Lake Michigan in an older home without a basement and for many years we have experienced problems of water accumulating in the crawlspace area under our main floor. We’ve asked several contractors and plumbers in our area to assess the situation, but none of them have offered any viable solutions. I decided to widen my search for answers and was drawn to the Plymouth Plumbing website. I called them and was able to set up an appointment a couple of days later for a free estimate. About 30 minutes before the plumber was due to arrive, I received a call from his office letting me know that he was running about 45 minutes late. The receptionist asked if I would be willing to wait or prefer to reschedule. I suggested 4 pm that afternoon and he arrived right on time. Jack Dellger is the third generation owner of a family business and has had a lot of experience with these water-related issues. He listened carefully to my questions, checked out the crawlspace, and then walked around the perimeter of the house pointing out where and how water could seep under the house when it rains. He gave me several suggestions about how to change the slope of the land so rain water would drain away from the house; where to seal up the wide cracks between our cement front stoop and the base of the adjacent siding; how to improve on the existing gutters, and where we needed to add additional ones. When I asked him for some recommendations of whom he trusted to do those jobs, he not only provided me with names, but offered to call them for me and see how soon they would be available to come and give us an estimate for the necessary improvements. Although he declined my offer to pay him for his consultation, he said that the next time we had any plumbing problems, he hoped we would give him a call. I enjoyed meeting Jack and appreciated the way he clearly explained everything. We will definitely contact Plymouth Plumbing and Heating for any plumbing issues that we may encounter in the future.
Rebecca Rose
Rebecca Rose
01:40 20 Jul 19
Updated Review: we got the bill and it was about $200 more than we were anticipating. I get that it was a weekend, but almost $600 to clean a main drain? Not happy about that! I wonder how much of that includes the 20 minutes the plumber spent messing around with the auger that was put away wrong from the last service, his words, while he was cursing the last person who used it, under his breath, 🙄Original review: We experienced an unexpected plumbing issue arise during the 4th of July weekend. We called Plymouth Plumbing and Heating, as well as about 10 other companies, on a Sunday of a holiday weekend. They WERE THE ONLY ONE to call us back and send a plumber out! Not all websites that say "24/7 emergency calls" actually mean it, because no one else was able to send a guy out on a Sunday.Thank you for your prompt response. We will call you again and would recommend you to others for a prompt and efficent experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does water need to be softened?

Ever heard of the term “hard water”? Most people have but don’t quite know what it means. Hard water is when there is a high concentration of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, bicarbonates, and sulfates in your water. These contaminants shorten the lifespan of your plumbing by clogging your pipes and complicating the solubility of your detergent and soap. They may even be the culprit behind the buildup on your glass and silverware! A water softener is a technique that removes these minerals, increasing your plumbing durability. Soft water even helps create softer skin and shinier hair. Plymouth Plumbing and Heating carries Hellenbrand water softeners, which we believe to be the best option on the market. Call a member of our team today to get yours!

What are the benefits of a water softener?

Longer Appliance Lifespan
Calcium and magnesium contaminants can easily ruin expensive faucets and pipes. Water softeners are an excellent investment to avoid this buildup and increase your water-based appliance’s life span. In addition to your faucets and laundry machines, it improves your solar heating system, air conditioning units, and other water-based applications.

Decreases Dry Skin and Dull Hair
The large composite of magnesium and calcium in hard water makes it difficult to lather the soap. This typically leaves you with a film of soap on your skin every time you shower or wash your hands. Water softener makes the water easier to lather, thus resulting in softer skin and shinier hair.

Cleaner Clothes
Hard water may also leave mineral stains on your laundry due to the soap being difficult to lather. By stripping away those contaminants, water softeners improve the quality and cleanliness of your garments.

How do water softeners work?

Water softeners operate through a process called ion exchange. The softener holds the contaminants in a conditioning tank, eliminating calcium and magnesium. These minerals are exchanged for other ions such as sodium and potassium, creating soft water. This process is also called water treatment -- any process that improves the quality of water for a specific use.

What are the health effects of home water softening?

A water softener that uses salt (sodium chloride) will increase your salt intake if you drink the water. If a family member in your home has high blood pressure, make sure to consult with a doctor before drinking softened water. As an alternative, you can use water softeners that exchange potassium chloride instead of salt. Or you can invest in salt-free softeners that use a process called Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC). This process converts the hard minerals into a hard crystal that won’t stick to any surface in your home. As a note, the calcium, iron, and magnesium minerals removed from hard water are not harmful to the body -- only to appliances. Removal of these minerals removes them from the diet, which also may be a health disadvantage.

How much does it cost to get a water softener?

Prices can range anywhere from between $500-$4000 depending on the type, quality, and installation costs. Salt or potassium-based water softeners can also have recurring costs that should be factored in.

How long does a water softener last?

A good water softener can last from 10-20 years. Give Plymouth Plumbing and Heating a call today to find the best water softener for your home. We offer both water softener repair and installation.