• Common Water Issues in San Francisco

    Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

    The majority of San Francisco's water supply comes directly from runoff from the Sierra Nevadas. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission manages a complex water supply system that utilizes tunnels and pipelines to carry water from the area’s main reservoir to San Francisco. Using a system of pipes, tunnels, reservoirs, and canals spanning 167 miles, 220 million gallons of water is delivered to the Bay Area every day before being treated and disinfected at one of four main treatment facilities.

    Hard, Poor-Quality Water

    Due to the process of water filtration, minerals like iron and chlorine are added and absorbed, resulting in low-quality, hard water. Using hard water around the house may result in:

    • Hard-to-clean residue and buildup
    • Scratchy, stiff laundry and linens
    • Dry, itchy skin
    • Bitter, unappealing taste
    • Faded and dingy-looking clothing

    Limescale Buildup

    Limescale is a hard, chalky buildup caused by mineral deposits absorbed during the water treatment process. Results of lime or white scale buildup in the home include:

    • Sediment and scum buildup on kitchen and bathroom appliances
    • Difficult-to-clean surfaces
    • White scale rings around bathtubs and sinks
    • Increase in utility bills due to accumulated buildup in heating and cooling units
    • Buildup that clogs faucets and showerheads

    Itchy, Dry Skin

    One of hard water's most invasive traits is what it does to your skin and hair. Bathing or showering with hard water can cause:

    • Itchy scalp and dandruff
    • Limp, lifeless hair
    • Flakey, dry, irritated skin
    • Premature aging

    Whatever the cause of your water problems, Culligan has a filtration solution that will work to eliminate your water issues immediately. The best way to discover the root cause of your water problems — and how to solve them — 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.