• Common Water Issues in Gilbert

    Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

    The primary water sources of Gilbert, Arizona come from the Salt, Verde, and Colorado rivers. The Salt River Project manages the water that is derived from the Salt and Verde river dams and reservoirs, while the Central Arizona Project carries water from the Colorado River and Lake Havasu to Gilbert by way of Phoenix. Collected groundwater also contributes to the general water supply. Once the water reaches Gilbert, it is then sent through canals that carry it to one of two water treatment facilities that lay on the north and east sides of town. The water that ends up in Gilbert's drinking glasses and showerheads is a very different product from the mountain water from which it originates.

    Spotty, Cloudy Sediment on Glassware

    Due to added minerals, such as ammonia and chlorine, used in the process of water filtration, dishes can come out looking less than clean. Some examples of this include:

    • White spots on freshly cleaned dishes and appliances
    • Cloudy residue on glassware and tile
    • Easy-to-spot fingerprints on clean dishes due to buildup
    • Streaks and stripes on dishes from drying water

    Poor-Quality, Hard Water

    Dissolved iron and other hard minerals are added to Gilbert water during the filtration process. Because of this, the water tends to be harsh and of poor quality. Some results of this are:

    • Hard-to-clean residue on dishes, sinks, and tubs
    • Frequent malfunctioning of appliances
    • Dry, itchy skin
    • Laundry that is stiff and uncomfortably scratchy

    Additionally, minerals and chemicals added during the filtration process leave water tasting unsavory and bitter.

    Lime or White Scale Buildup

    Limescale or white scale buildup is the result of high concentrations of calcium and other minerals and chemicals in hard water. This can cause:

    • Chalky deposits found on kettles, pots, and pans
    • White buildup that causes faucets and showerheads to clog
    • Prematurely aged and damaged clothing
    • Buildup that blocks and impedes the healthy water flow of plumbing and sewage systems

    Hard, foul-tasting water can create a series of headaches around the house that distract from the pure, simple joy that water should provide. Whatever the cause of your water problems, Culligan has a filtration solution that will eliminate the issue and get you back on track to clean, enjoyable water. The best way to discover the cause and solution to your water problems is to get a free Culligan water test.

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    Done wondering what's in your water? Make an appointment for a complimentary water test from your local Culligan Man today.