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    Everything You Need to Know About Water Softeners

    woman removing softened clothes from dryer
    woman removing softened clothes from dryer

    Everything You Need to Know About Water Softeners


    Why Do I Need a Water Softener?

    Hard water contains high concentrations of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. While hard water isn’t harmful to your health, it can be a nuisance for homeowners trying to keep a clean, functioning household. Not sure if you need a water softener? Take a closer look at the surfaces your tap water touches. If you’re noticing any of the following signs of hard water, it might be time to install a water softener:

    • Limescale buildup around faucets or showerheads
    • Soap scum on shower walls, bathtubs, sinks and other fixtures in the kitchen or bathroom
    • Plumbing and pipe corrosion due to mineral buildup
    • Streaky or spotty dishes
    • Stiff laundry after washing
    • Irritated, dry skin or dull hair

    The effects of hard water can cost you time and money having to clean or replace items that have stopped working due to mineral deposits. Luckily, a water softener can help solve many of the issues caused by hard water. Protect your home and receive better-quality water with a Culligan Water Softener.


    How Does A Water Softener Work?

    Water softeners work through basic chemistry. Hard water is mostly made up of calcium and magnesium, which are both positively charged molecules. Water softening systems are designed with negatively charged resin beads. So as hard water pumps through a water softener, calcium and magnesium are attracted to the resin beads and will drain out of the system, along with the salty water. The same process takes place when the water softener regenerates, or cleans itself — leaving you with softer, better water.


    What Are The Benefits Of A Water Softener?

    Water Softener BenefitsA water softener can help solve problems caused by hard water. Soft water systems can help remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium and deliver softer, better water for your home. The benefits of a water softener, include:

    • Shinier hair and softer skin
    • Sparkling, spot-free dishes
    • Brighter and softer laundry
    • Longer-lasting appliances
    • Clearer water
    • Reduced time and money spent on cleaning


    With a Culligan Water Softener, you’ll enjoy the feel of soft towels, a cleaner home and healthier-looking skin. Moreover, when you reduce dissolved minerals from your tap water, you can help eliminate scale buildup on fixtures, water-using appliances, shower walls and corrosion in pipes. This means less time having to clean your home or dealing with repairs.


    What Is The Lifespan Of A Water Softener?

    A typical water softener can last between 10 to 15 years if maintained properly. However, there are a few factors that can affect the lifespan, such as how often it’s used and the quality of your water. For example, if your home currently has extremely hard water or well water, your water softening system may need to be replaced sooner.

    When we install a Culligan Water Softener, we take care of the maintenance for you. Once your water softener is ready to be regenerated, a Culligan Water Expert will come to your home to swap out the tank for a brand new, recharged unit. Regeneration takes place at Culligan Water, so there’s no salt or discharge at your home or in your community. Our systems will provide:

    • Soft water in your home without salt or brine discharge
    • Hassle-free maintenance by a Culligan Water Expert
    • Convenient delivery and replacement tanks


    Which Softener Is The Best?

    Culligan’s Water Softening Systems were designed to bring you the quality water you deserve and need. We offer a number of different water softener options to meet your needs.

    High Efficiency Water Softener: Our most advanced water softener is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that makes it easy to operate. The system conveniently auto-adjusts to your water softness preference, so you don’t have to worry about finding the right setting. Control your system from virtually anywhere in your home and enjoy an endless supply of quality water. The HE Connect App will keep you informed on your household water usage with daily updates.

    Gold Series Water Softener: If you’re looking for a low-maintenance system, this is the softener for you. This water softening system requires little-to-no maintenance and is equipped with a high-capacity tank to deliver better, cleaner water to every faucet in your home. It even works in power outages, so your family is never left without the quality water they deserve.

    Medallist Series Home Water Softener: Our most-affordable design delivers the quality you need at the price you want. The Medallist Series Home Water Softener is designed to be durable and efficient. It seamlessly integrates into your plumbing to provide softer water throughout your whole home.

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