Many problem water issues occur naturally. Have
you ever come across rocks covered in white sediment? Seen little water spots
on your car right after having it washed? This can be an example of Total
Dissolved Solids in your water, or TDS.
What is TDS? Simply put, TDS is the presence of
dissolved minerals in your water, most often calcium, potassium and sodium. Although TDS is a natural phenomenon, it can
still negatively affect the taste and quality of drinking water in the home;
especially when it exists in high or low concentrations (1). Because these
total dissolved solids are just that, dissolved, they are often not effectively
removed from water by some filtering techniques, which may only remove solids,
chemicals, and sediments from water. Typically, TDS removal can happen either
at the point-of-entry, where the water supply comes into your home, with
something such as a whole home water treatment system. Alternatively, TDS can be addressed with a point-of-use
system, where the water is treated right where it is used, with an under-sink
reverse osmosis system.
At Culligan, we offer several solutions to reduce
TDS in water, including both point-of-entry whole home filters and softeners
and point-of-use water filtration systems. If you think you have TDS in your
water, Culligan has the testing capability, local water knowledge, skills and
products to best address your water needs.
The Culligan Aqua Cleer Drinking Water System is one example. With its
advanced filtration, including reverse osmosis, the system is completely
customizable to fit your household water needs, resulting in great tasting
drinking water. If you are looking to fix water issues in your home or business,
your Culligan Man can help. Just say “Hey, Culligan Man!”
*Total Dissolved Solids and other contaminants and
impurities are not necessarily in your water.