Drinking water is an important part of our daily lives. The Mayo Clinic recommends drinking at least 8 glasses of fluid, including water, per day, and while that sounds easy enough, it may not be if you do not like the taste or look of your drinking water. Because we at Culligan want you to have the best tasting drinking water possible, we offer various methods of water treatment including water filters and water softeners. But with so many water treatment options to choose from, how do you know what is right for you? We have put together a quick reference guide of the types of water treatment that your Culligan Man will suggest to help you take the first step toward better tasting water.
Water Filtration: Water filters can reduce impurities and contaminants from problem water in your home using physical filters and/or absorbent medium. (1)A complete water filtration system will offer both a physical filter as well as an absorbent medium, most commonly a carbon filter. These complete water filtration systems will not only reduce sediments such as sand and dirt, but will also go through the carbon filter for a second stage of filtration. Complete filtration methods are often the best choice and can extend the life of your carbon filter as it is not performing double duty.
There are also advanced carbon-based filters, like in the Culligan Total Defense filter cartridge, that are certified to address a wide range of contaminants.
Reverse Osmosis: This advanced form of water filtration consists of pressurized water that passes through a membrane to separate dissolved substances from the water. Reverse osmosis is most effective on micro-contaminants and some organic substances. RO systems usually consist of a combination of sediment and carbon filters, plus an RO membrane. The entire system is usually installed in the cabinent beneath your kitchen sink or in the basement of your home. Reverse osmosis is the same process that much of the bottled water consumed goes undergoes, but in this case you have the system under your sink.
Bottled Water and Bottle-Free® Coolers: Culligan bottled water delivery service offers you the benefits of Culligan reverse osmosis water without having to install a system. Water bottle coolers are a convenient way to have purified and filtered water delivered directly to your home or office. Culligan will also replace your empty water bottles and ensure your cooler is sanitized regularly.
Culligan’s Bottle Free Coolers provide endless Culligan filtered or reverse osmosis water in a cooler, without the need for bottled water delivery.
In addition, there is a wide range of whole-home water filtration and water treatment systems available that will filter the water throughout your entire home. These whole-home water filtration systems can be combined with water softeners, so your water can be filtered from sediments, chlorine and other impurities as well as provide your home with soft water.
Of course, the best way to determine the type of water treatment that is best for you and your home is to call your local water expert, the Culligan Man. Water varies from place to place and water treatment solutions can vary from neighbor to neighbor. Your Culligan Man will be able to tell you exactly what is in your water by testing for contaminants and impurities and will recommend the best water treatment or delivery solution for you.