Reverse osmosis is a process that removes foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules and minerals from water by using pressure to push it through specialized membranes. The system improves water for drinking, cooking and other important uses.
From drinking to cooking and cleaning, water is something you use every day. And while your water may appear clean to the naked eye, you can’t always detect contaminated water by just looking at it, which is why it’s important to regularly test your water so that you can provide your loved ones with fresher, cleaner water.
Hard water is water that has a high volume of “hard” minerals, specifically magnesium and calcium. It’s measured using grains per gallon (gpg). For water to be considered hard, it must register above 3.5 gpg. So, why does it matter if the water running throughout your plumbing system is hard or not? For starters, it can cause wear and tear on your household appliances, cause buildup on showerheads and plumbing, and leave laundry to be dingy, discolored and stiff.
Itchy, flaky, and downright irritating - meet the many common side effects of dry skin. As a result of moisture loss, the skin becomes rough, dull, and cracked. From your face to your feet, dry skin can sneak up on even the most skin-conscious people during the winter. Find out how to prevent dry skin this winter.
Your whole home drinks water. From the water you cook with and drink, to the water you bathe in and wash your clothes in — water touches everything in your home. This means it’s important to make sure your water is as safe and clean as it can be.
As water experts, we at Culligan strive not only to identify what is in our customers’ water, but to also educate them on what the outcome of those tests means for their household. With the spring season upon us, April showers could increase the level of total dissolved solids (TDS) in water. This month, we’re putting a spotlight on total dissolved solids to keep you better informed on the water contaminant.
World Water Day takes place on March 22 every year to raise awareness on the importance of water. Every year, the world's water footprint gets bigger as we use more water to produce or supply the goods and services we use and consume.
Ever wonder what’s in your water? Even though water is clear, that doesn’t mean that it’s free of harmful minerals and contaminants. And, just because you can’t see many of these potential contaminants, that doesn’t mean that you’re not feeling their effects. Culligan’s Online Water Diagnosis tool can help you determine exactly what’s in your water and what to do about it.
Rapid dips in temperature, poor insulation and setting your thermostat too low can make it all too easy for your pipes to freeze during the winter. Even worse than pipes freezing over is when they burst. According to the Institute of Business & Home Safety, frozen pipes that rupture can result in more than $5,000 in water damage. Not only does a frozen pipe result in costly damage to the infrastructure of your home water system, it also can stop the flow of water from your faucets for your everyday use. Take control of the situation before it happens. Here are five tips on how to prevent pipes from freezing this cold weather season.