Water Softeners in Southwest Virginia – Kinetico SWVA

If you live in Southwest Virginia, you have probably experienced some common water problems that may be affecting your home. Water hardness is one of the most prevalent in the area due to the lack of natural filtration, which would otherwise clean up the water before it reaches households. Water softeners are a great way to combat the adverse effects of hard water.

At Kinetico SWVA, we offer a variety of water softeners to address your home’s specific needs.

Here are the benefits of water softeners and how Kinetico SWVA can help you find the best water softener for your home.

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water is caused by an abundance of calcium and magnesium. Water can pick up these minerals as it travels through the ground, which occurs more frequently in South West Virginia where there are fewer natural filtration systems than you might find in other places throughout the country.

The concentration of these minerals is measured in grains per gallon (gpg), parts per million (ppm), or milligrams per liter (mg/L). Water with a hardness of less than one gpg is considered soft, while hardness greater than ten gpg is considered very hard.

What Are the Negative Effects of Hard Water?

Hard water can have several adverse effects on your home, including:

  • Soap that doesn’t lather well
  • Water spots on dishes, glasses, and faucets.
  • Water damage. Water spots can eventually lead to water stains on walls and other surfaces around the house if left untreated. Water damage can also cause several other problems, such as mold growth.
  • Clogged pipes and appliances. Water hardness can also cause mineral build-up in pipes and appliances, leading to clogs and decreased efficiency over time.
  • Poor skin and hair health
  • Dingy appearance on clothes after laundry

Fortunately, it’s easy to combat these problems by installing a water softener.

What is a Water Softener?

A water softener is a device used to remove calcium and magnesium minerals from the water through an ion-exchange process.

They work by passing the hard water through a tank filled with resin beads. The resin beads are coated with sodium ions which exchange places with the calcium and magnesium ions in the water. A water softener creates water that is free of the effects of hard water.

We offer a range of products and approaches to provide your family with a continuous supply of soft, clean water. Ask us which water softener will work for you.

Kinetico Premier Series

Kinetico has taken its best softener and made it even better. With improvements that make them more efficient and effective, Kinetico Premier Series softeners are ideal for homes with challenging water conditions. These high-flow systems are comprised of multiple tanks, so you will have a supply of continuous soft, clean water. Premier Series systems only operate when needed, without the use of electricity, so you will not have any computers or timers to program, set, repair, or replace.

Kinetico Signature Series


Tried and true engineering and design went into our Signature Series water softeners. If you are not faced with difficult water problems, yet you want your water to be better than it is, a Signature Series system is right for you. Its twin tank design, combined with non-electric, demand operation mean your water issues will be history. And so will any hassles or inconveniences you may have experienced with other water systems on the market. What you’ll have is an unlimited supply of soft water.

Powerline PRO Series

The electric Powerline water softener economically eliminates hard water spots, mineral deposits, scale buildup, iron stains, and soap scum. It features an easy-to-use 12-day calendar clock to set its automatic regeneration and is covered by a 1-year warranty on all parts.

The Powerline PRO Series water softener protects appliances, fixtures, and clothing from iron staining. This state-of-the-art single tank electric system also eliminates the rotten-egg odor caused by hydrogen sulfide gas in your water. Improve the quality of your water today with the Kinetico Powerline PRO Series

What are the Benefits of a Water Softener?

A water softener eliminates hard water problems, allowing you to experience:

  • Softer skin and hair
  • Cleaner dishes and laundry
  • Extended life for appliances
  • Better-tasting water, therefore eliminating the need for bottled water
  • No more water spots on dishes and glasses, and they also help prevent water damage.
  • Easier cleaning. The soap will lather better, and the mineral build-up won’t be as prevalent.
  • Less energy use. Water softeners can also help decrease your energy bills since they have been shown to reduce the amount of hot water used during household cleaning.

How Do You Know That You Need a Water Softener?

The main thing you’ll want to look at when determining whether or not you need one is just how much mineral build-up there is in your appliances and plumbing.

The average household will only need a water softener if the hardness level is five gpg or higher, although there is no single threshold that applies to every home. Water softener usage typically occurs once the household water hardness level increases past ten gpg. However, some households will need one sooner than others, depending on their specific circumstances.

Kinetico SWVA offers a free water test. We will send someone out to your home to test the water hardness and provide you with a detailed report on your water quality. This report will help to determine whether or not you need a water softener and, if so, what size would be best for your needs.

Maintenance of a Water Softener

Water softeners require very little maintenance and require only an annual service check. Depending on the model and manufacturer, you may have to replace water-softener resin beads every 3 and 5 years.  Kinetico water softeners come with a ten-year warranty, giving you reliable service over many years

How Can Kinetico SWVA Help Me Find the Best Water Softener for My Home?

At Kinetico SWVA, we can help you find the best water softener for your home. We offer a variety of water softeners to choose from, each with its own unique set of benefits.

In addition, we also offer a wide range of water treatment products and services designed to meet your home’s specific needs. We provide free water testing to help you determine which products and services are best for you. 

Want to learn more? contact us.