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The Myth about Flow Rates

The Myth about Flow Rates

From time to time, we get asked about whether water softeners can affect flow rates.  Often this occurs when a customer has read through a manufacturer’s literature, making claims that their water softeners won’t just improve the flow rate but that their...

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Water Surprise! It’s easy and advantageous being Green

Water Surprise! It’s easy and advantageous being Green

Climate Change is clearly one of the biggest issues of our time - but as consumers caught up in the debate, it’s easy to feel powerless. Even if you are keen to play your part in being environmentally responsible, you’d be forgiven for thinking that, in the grander...

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What is a Whole House Water Filter System?

What is a Whole House Water Filter System?

Think of a whole house water filter system as the gateway to your property. The filter is positioned to treat the water at the point the mains supply enters your home – ensuring that wherever the water flows after that point, the vast majority of its contaminants are...

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Can I use Soft Water in my Fish Tank or Fish Pond?

Can I use Soft Water in my Fish Tank or Fish Pond?

Whether you are the proud owner of a fish tank full of goldfish or you have something more exotic, like koi carp, swimming about in the garden pond, making sure that your aquatic pets stay in optimum health can be a delicate balance.    For both regular...

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Kinetico Water Softeners Explained

Kinetico Water Softeners Explained

Let’s be straight here – we love Kinetico Water Softeners. We sell plenty of them, we have done for years – and we intend to do so well into the future.   We say this with plenty of sound evidence to back it up.   Kinetico is an American company....

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Our Top 10 Manufacturers of Water Softeners

Our Top 10 Manufacturers of Water Softeners

We are passionate about customer protection and rights – and providing impartial, unbiased advice on the subject of soft water wherever we can.  When it comes to selecting a particular water softener or supplier, we want consumers to select what they feel is best...

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Your Chance to be part of Plastics Free July

Your Chance to be part of Plastics Free July

In case you weren’t aware, this month has been designated Plastic Free July – a brilliant initiative highlighting awareness about the dangers of plastic and what we, as consumers, can do to help keep plastic use out of our daily lives. Plastic Free July is a major...

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Why we don’t suggest Site Surveys

Why we don’t suggest Site Surveys

When customers make enquiries about having a water softener installed in their property, there are some who are under the impression that we will need to make a special visit to carry out a site survey.  You might be surprised to learn that this isn’t actually...

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Water Softeners are the new Dishwashers!

Water Softeners are the new Dishwashers!

Can you remember the time when dishwashers weren’t mainstream household appliances? Hang on a minute, Scott, I hear you proclaim. I thought you sold water softeners and water filters!  And you’d be right!  We don’t sell dishwashers and have no intention of...

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Why are Water Softeners good for Kitchen Taps and Sinks?

Why are Water Softeners good for Kitchen Taps and Sinks?

If you live in a hard water area and you have a stylish, black sink – or any shade other than white for that matter - it isn’t going to stay looking nice and clean for long, if it is continually being subjected to hard water landing on it. The darker the colour of...

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Can I Soften my Water without having a Water Softener?

Can I Soften my Water without having a Water Softener?

If you are considering the best options for introducing soft water into your home - without installing a water softener - there are ways to go about this.  Hard water can be softened in various ways – either through boiling the water before use, adding chemicals,...

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Is Soft Water OK for Pets to Drink?

Is Soft Water OK for Pets to Drink?

At SJ Water Softeners, we are frequently asked whether it is OK for dogs and cats to drink water after it’s gone through a water softener.  After all, given that pets seem quite happy to suck up water from revolting looking ponds and puddles, you would think it...

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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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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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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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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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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

Darlington Court care home had a softener installed recently

Beautiful food, beer and soft water for The Chantry

A highly reviewed Italian restaurant know the benefits soft water can bring

Cheswood Lee Apartments in Worthing have soft water on tap

Soft water for this forward-thinking restaurant & bar

University of Chichester are loving the benefits soft water can bring