At this point, we probably all know we should be drinking more
water. What's standing in your way? For many of us, it can be as
simple as a lack of access to fresher, great-tasting water, quickly
and easily. This is why so many of us pay for bottled water - out
of sheer convenience. What if there were a better way? We like to
think there is.
Bottled Water Taste, Tap
It really is the best of both worlds when you sign up for Culligan'sBottled Water. Not unlike our Salt Delivery Service we covered last week, bottled water
delivery makes accessing fresher, better-tasting water in your home
Why Bottled Water
The answer really is: Why not? Bottled water delivery fits into
your schedule as easily as it fits into your home. If you've been
looking for ways to drink more water, look no further, since our
bottled water cooler set up and delivery brings you everything you
need, right when you need it, enabling you to reap the
- Drink more water
- Cut down on bottled water-related waste
- Better taste for drinking and in beverages and food prep
- Pre-scheduled deliveries mean you always have water when you
need it, without having to think about it
Want fresher, great-tasting water at your place of business? You
can choose to skip the bottle entirely and have a bottle-free
cooler installed - these plug directly into your water line, so
there's no bottle necessary, no delivery, and only periodic
maintenance to make sure your cooler and filters are working
Schedule your first delivery so you can drink up -
Between grocery store trips, work, soccer practices, school, and
those errands you just have to do before your friend's birthday,
it's no surprise we wonder where all the time in our day goes.
Notice how "thinking about your water softener" or "remembering
to pick up water softener salt" didn't make the list? We did too,
and we want it to stay that way. We've offered Salt Delivery Service to our customers as a way to help
cut down on all those little nagging things we sometimes forget to
We also know, with an investment as large as your water
softener, you really don't want to leave it up to sometimes,
occasionally remembering to replace the salt. To get the very best
in terms of performance and longevity from your water softener or
filtering system, it's important to be on top of regular salt
refills and maintenance. It just makes sense that we'd bring both
the salt and the maintenance to you, on a schedule that works for
you, and your water softener.
For any kind of water softener that uses salt, we've got a salt
delivery solution. Besides the added convenience of replacement
salt that comes to your door, right when you need it, there are
additional benefits of using a salt delivery service for your water
- The right type and grade of salt for your softener, every time.
(So you're not stranded in the store, scratching your head about
the type of salt you bought last time, or wondering where that
owner's manual is that might tell you.)
- Better service for a longer-lasting, more efficient
- Automated delivery system and scheduling lets you set it and
- Skip the heavy lifting - salt bags can weigh 40 lbs. or more!
Let us handle it for you.
- Includes a basic maintenance check. (We promise not to tell if
your water softener is in better shape than you are when it comes
to getting regular checkups.)
So sign up with your local Culligan Man to start salt delivery today, or learn
more about the program if you have any questions - we're happy to
Free water testing from Culligan can reveal a lot about what's
going on with your water. The stuff that comes out of our taps each
and every day is maybe something we take for granted - how often do
we stop to think about it, or maybe more importantly, what's in
The answers may surprise you, as many people discover when they
sign up for a free water test from their local Culligan
What is Free Water
Culligan offers basic water testing that's complimentary and
usually as simple as scheduling a time for your Culligan Man to
visit your home. Once there, he or she will take a sample from your
tap and test it right in your kitchen. They'll be ready to discuss
the results with you and whether it makes sense to treat any common
water problems that may be in your supply.
Our basic water test makes it easy to identify some of the more
common problems homeowners experience with their water, and how to
treat any problems that do come back from the test. The best part?
It usually only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. You
can also learn moreabout the water in your area to see what you might expect
from the test.
What Results Does a Water
The basic, free version of our water test can identify water's
pH levels, and whether you have dissolved solids and minerals
present in your water that may be making it look, taste, or smell
Your Culligan Man can also conduct a standard, EPA certified
test to identify a greater variety of minerals like:
- Fluoride, and others.
There is an additional charge for this type of comprehensive
water analysis, and you can check with your local Culligan Man for pricing to give you
an even more complete picture of what's in your water.
What is Laboratory Water
An expansion of Culligan's testing offering, laboratory water testing at EPA certified Culligan labs is
a more sophisticated method used to diagnose more nuanced water
problems. In the event a preliminary water test comes back
inconclusive, your Culligan Man may recommend further testing that
requires sending off your water sample to the Culligan laboratories
where we can use our advanced technology to further evaluate the
quality of your water.
For more information about water testing, or to get started
scheduling yours today, contact your local Culligan Man for details.
There's still time to take advantage of great deals on the water
treatment products you know and trust during Culligan's Hydration
All you have to do to get in on the fun is give up your old
water pitcher or water filter, and we'll give you a great discount
on a more economical and environmentally friendly Culligan
solution. With so many flexible
drinking water solutions to choose from, you'll be
celebrating more than just great tasting water - you'll be
celebrating all that money you're saving, too!
Take Back the
Our state of the art
reverse osmosis drinking water system, for example, costs just
pennies per glass to get cleaner, fresher drinking water right from
your kitchen faucet. You'll also be thanking yourself that you
don't have to deal with remembering to change the filters, or take
up space in your refrigerator with bulky pitchers.
Now through June 30th, you'll
be able to enjoy discounts on other
Culligan drinking water systems as well, so you can get
the water you want, just the way you like it. Whether it's a point
of use system like the
Aqua-Cleer® tucked neatly under the sink, a water
cooler for home, or a
convenient bottle free cooler for the office, you'll find
there's never been a better time to start drinking better tasting
Our customers are often surprised that the benefits don't end
there - whether you like coffee, tea, or something else, any
beverage made using water will come out tasting better than before
when you start with cleaner, more pure Culligan water. Many people
also find it improves the taste of foods prepared with water and
makes clean up a much easier process since there's less limescale
buildup and residue.
your pitcher or water filter today for discounts, or
contact your local Culligan Man to learn more.
Maybe you're just thinking about making an appointment with a
Culligan Man, or maybe you've already scheduled a time for your
local Culligan Man to visit your home - you might be wondering
what you need to know or do to be prepared. Expect your Culligan
Man to have a lot of questions for you, like:
- What are the biggest problems you have with your
- Have you noticed any strange smells or tastes
- Does your water look and feel the way you think it
- Do you have limescale buildup or rust stains
You'll also want to think about the kinds of things you're
curious about ahead of time, just to be sure you don't forget
anything when it comes right down to it. Consider talking over
these important topics:
- What's best for my home - whole-house filtration or a
- Will the unit produce enough treated water to meet daily
- What are the expected maintenance costs for specific
- Is there a maintenance schedule & will I need to
- Any disposal or waste materials (salt, etc.) & who
- Expected impact to utility costs?
- Will I know if something goes wrong?
- How different can I expect my water to look/taste/feel
with a softener?
- What are my water softener rental options?
It's also always a good idea to be prepared to talk about your
budget since it will help you and your Culligan Man feel better
about getting the right water treatment solution for your needs.
Think about this ahead of time, and have the conversation with
spouses/significant others so you know your household is on the
same page, you know what you're looking to spend, and how that
aligns with everyone's expectations.
Learn more about what to expect from
Culligan house calls, schedule a free
in-home water test, or start diagnosing your waterproblems today.
Life is hard enough without having to worry about whether your
water is. Here are some simple answers to those hard water
What is Hard Water,
Hard water, simply put, is water with higher-than-average
mineral content. What "average" is may depend heavily on your area
out what the water is like near you) but generally refers to
water with between 120-180 ppm of dissolved minerals like iron,
calcium, manganese, or others. Typical freshwater can range between
15 and 385 ppm, though anything over 180 ppm is considered very
What Causes Hard
Geography has a lot to do with it - since water accrues its
hardness passing through mineral deposits and sediment present in
soil, the properties of your local water generally depend on the
properties of the landscape around you. Mountains outside town
known for their high iron or limestone content? There's a good
chance you'll have dissolved minerals tagging along to your
Infrastructure can also impact the mineral content and overall
hardness of water by the time it reaches your faucets. For example,
aging pipes and municipal water systems can leach iron or magnesium
into water as it travels through the system.
How Can I Tell if I Have Hard
There are a few easy ways to tell if your water is hard, and
while you'll probably need an
expert water test to determine the extent, signs that
things may be harder than normal can be relatively simple to
- Limescale buildup on fixtures and drains
- Reddish color or stains left on sinks and tubs
- Scratchy laundry or dry skin
- Soap that doesn't lather easily or requires a large amount to
- Taste, odor, or feel that's "off"
What Can I Do to Fix
The solution depends on what bothers you most about your hard
water. If there's a taste or odor that's bothersome while other
hard water symptoms aren't as big a deal, an under-sink or
point-of-use filter provides treatment where you're most
commonly drinking and using water. If it's the scratchy laundry or
the burned-out dishwasher or residue all over your coffee maker you
just can't stand, then a
whole-home water treatment solution will be able to target
the source of your problems.
The best way to know for sure is to have a
Culligan Man test your water, so once you know how hard it is -
and what exactly is making it that way - you can discuss the best
option(s) for addressing it.
What's in a
As it turns out, quite a lot. Salt-free water softeners have
been walking a line between vaguely misleading and downright
confusing since their emergence into the water treatment market.
Where the confusion starts is the "softener" portion of their name.
By definition, softeners remove hardness from water, which
typically includes minerals like calcium and iron that give water
its hard qualities. So, if we follow this definition and
understanding of what a water softener is, a salt-free softener is
a bit of a contradiction.
What Do Salt-free Softeners
salt-free softeners rely on the process of ion exchange to
reduce sediment, odor, and chemicals from water, so the taste and
smell of treated water ends up being much more agreeable, but won't
actually provide the benefits most people are looking for from a
water treatment system, like removing scale buildup or increasing
the efficiency of washing machines and dishwashers.
In salt-free processes, the actual minerals remain in the water;
their chemical form is simply manipulated so that it is less likely
to adhere to surfaces. Technically, this process falls under the
category of water treatment referred to as "water conditioning."
This solution may also provide some results in terms of scale
reduction and softer laundry, but not to the extent most people
think of when they think about water softening.
Benefits of Salt-free
While salt-based systems will generally outperform their
salt-less counterparts when it comes down to salt conditioning,
there are some advantages to a salt-less system:
- Relatively maintenance-free
- Some reduction in scale buildup
The best way to know which type of system will be right for you
and your home is to
talk with your Culligan Man after he or she tests your
water. Once you know what kinds of minerals you'll need to address,
you can discuss the most optimal options for your water.