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Your plumbing checklist explained

Your plumbing checklist explained

At the point you decide to have a water softener installed in your home, it certainly helps if you have some headline knowledge about how the plumbing system works.  I’m not saying you need to have any plumbing qualifications – far from it. But it can be useful...

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Can you integrate Soft Water with Qooker Taps?

Can you integrate Soft Water with Qooker Taps?

Qooker Taps look great and make handy additions to many a kitchen. So, it’s no surprise we regularly come across them when we are carrying out water softener installations and annual servicing.  Having a fashionable tap that provides on demand boiling hot water,...

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Meet Alan… at your Service

Meet Alan… at your Service

It’s great to announce the arrival of Alan Shaddick, who has recently joined the Scott Jenkins Water Softeners team as a Senior Service Engineer. Alan brings a wealth of experience to the role, which is good news for our customers. For many years, he worked as a Field...

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Job opportunity – Soft water system installer

Job opportunity – Soft water system installer

This is a busy and exciting time for the Scott Jenkins Water Softeners business, as we continue to grow across the south of England - I am delighted to say. And it does mean we could do with some more ‘boots on the ground’. So, if you are looking for an opportunity to...

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Can I Use Soft Water In My Hot Tub?

Can I Use Soft Water In My Hot Tub?

This is a question I am asked more and more these days.   I can certainly understand why, given the growing popularity for taking a relaxing dip in a tub!   By 2015, according to the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association, around 100,000 hot...

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Why Water Softeners are great for Dog Grooming

Why Water Softeners are great for Dog Grooming

We love our pets – especially our dogs. No wonder they are called “man’s best friend”! As part of our “connection” with our beloved pooches, we spend hours grooming them.  Dogs just love being pampered – which is why we spend an inordinate amount of time brushing...

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Why Is Hard Water So Bad For Pipework?

Why Is Hard Water So Bad For Pipework?

How is it possible that pipes in your property can get clogged up, when the only thing flowing freely through them is meant to be clear and harmless looking water?  It’s not as though there should be any mud or leaves in there causing any...

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Can Hard Water Really Get Under My Skin?

Can Hard Water Really Get Under My Skin?

One of the things which convinced me that a water softener is a must-have product in the home was when I realised how much it helped my daughter, Maisie.She was born in 2012 with eczema and she did suffer with it quite badly. I’d wondered whether the hard water in our...

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Why Soft Water Is Super For A Bubbly Bath

Why Soft Water Is Super For A Bubbly Bath

If you enjoy luxuriating in a bath full of lovely bubbles, are you being constantly disappointed by the lack of lingering lather? Bubbles that disappear as quickly as they arrived. And you’re left lying there wondering where they all went.  You might question the...

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Is a Water Softener Good For Making Tea and Coffee?

Is a Water Softener Good For Making Tea and Coffee?

Us Brits drink tea and coffee like there’s no tomorrow and we’ve each got our favourites in the brewing stakes. Ceylon or Cappuccino? Or what about a barista’s concoction or a good old fashioned builder’s tea? The choices are as long as your arm and they all have...

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Why Water Softeners are Good for Your Laundry

Why Water Softeners are Good for Your Laundry

Hands up!  If you don’t currently have a water softener, how quickly do you see a deterioration in the quality of your laundry?  By that, I mean how long does it take before towels, jumpers, bed linen, shirts and blouses even, start to lose their softness?...

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Do I need to service my water softener?

Do I need to service my water softener?

Does a water softener need to be serviced? To be candid - no, it doesn’t. Unless it isn’t working, in which case it would be called a repair and not a service.But to be on the safe side? Yes, you should really. Servicing makes good sense – for a variety of reasons....

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An Interview With A Recent Water Softener Customer

An Interview With A Recent Water Softener Customer

Today we caught up with Helen, who lives in Waterlooville, a part of the country which has very hard water. Helen bought a water softener from us just a couple of months ago and we were keen to understand what encouraged her to get one in the first place, and how...

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Are Water Softeners a Necessity or a Luxury?

Are Water Softeners a Necessity or a Luxury?

It’s funny how we all have different perceptions of things.  To some people, if you told them that you’ve had a water softener fitted in your home, their reaction may be one of ‘Why would you do that - what’s wrong with the water that comes out of the tap?’ To...

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Water Facts

Water Facts

Water, water, it’s everywhere.So much so, that we too often take it for granted – but where would we be without it!Here are 10 quirky little factoids about the rain that falls from the sky, which you may never have given a moment’s thought to, but which we hope you...

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The benefits of buying from local businesses

The benefits of buying from local businesses

Supporting your local service provider might sound a bit corny – but there’s often an extremely good reason for doing so. We all appreciate good service and the feeling that as a customer, you are a priority rather than a sales statistic. You want to be reassured that...

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Natural ways to clean limescale

Natural ways to clean limescale

Limescale. It can be a complete pain in the derriere! In our previous blog, we provided some helpful tips on how to remove unsightly limescale stains from laminate countertops, granite surfaces, porcelain and stainless sinks and even bath tubs. Here, we provide some...

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How does a tri-flow filter tap work?

How does a tri-flow filter tap work?

A tri-flow tap, otherwise known as a three-way tap, is a popular addition for many people who enjoy the benefits of having a water softener, but who don’t necessarily want to drink soft water. Although it is perfectly OK to drink soft water, it’s usually down to...

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How a water softener works

How a water softener works

Water softeners use the process of “ion exchange” to remove calcium and magnesium. Our softeners are filled with food-grade resin beads that are dosed with sodium ions. As the water passes through the tanks the resin beads attract and hold on to the magnesium and...

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Servicing and repairs

Servicing and repairs

In the unlikely event that your soft water equipment does require any maintenance, we will ensure that any replacement parts and faults are rectified as soon as possible, to ensure there is minimal disruption to you. In addition to the peace of mind our manufacturer...

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Our water softeners are trusted by the following commercial customers...

Installed in the Royal Suite at Buckingham Palace

Preventing scale in hot water systems as the chain expands

Installing water softeners for NHS Home Kidney Dialysis

Delivering soft water to London’s most luxurious hotel