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    How Does Water Work In Your Home


    How Does Water Work In Your Home


    Culligan’s water treatment solutions are customized to the water needs in your home. To help you determine how to treat the water in your home, let’s start by taking a closer look at how you use it.

    There are two ways water works in your home – as drinking water and as working water. You can find an all-in-one solution to treat all the water in your house, or take a closer look at the water problems individually.

    Clean, Fresh-Tasting Water

    You may have noticed that your water has a strange taste or smell, or appears discolored – but why? No matter where your water comes from, it may contain contaminants that can affect the quality of your drinking water. It’s most common to treat the water you use for drinking and cooking with a reverse osmosis system or drinking water filtration solution.

    A drinking water system for tap water is designed to deliver purified water straight from the tap. For stronger, specialized filtration, a whole-home reverse osmosis system is a point-of-entry solution that filters tough contaminants like sodium and chloride out of your drinking water that other filtration systems may leave behind.

    Soften Your Working Water

    Working water, which makes up most of the water usage in a typical home, is the water used around the house for washing clothes, cleaning dishes, and bathing, and is typically treated with a water softening system.

    Not only will a water softening system improve the quality of the water throughout your home, it can also extend the life of your appliances. Hard water contains higher amounts of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which leave scale buildup behind. Scale buildup can clog and damage your appliances, while soap scum from hard water can stain your glassware and coat your faucets.

    To make the water in your home work for you, and to enjoy better-tasting drinking water and softer working water, contact your local Culligan Man to schedule an appointment for your in-home water test.

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