Before water reaches your home, it has to travel from its natural source through mountains, rocks and dirt. Whether your water travels through a treatment center or is pulled from a well, it may contain sediment, bacteria and other particles. Some contaminants, such as iron or sulfur, can cause an unpleasant taste or odor in your water, while others may go undetected. However, just because you can’t see the impurities doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Over time, some contaminants that might be present in your water can have negative health implications.
Water is an essential aspect of any home. Having a water filter in your home can help ensure that you and your family receive the quality water you need and deserve. Whole house water filters do more than just provide better drinking water. These advanced filtration systems can bring your entire home safer, cleaner water for everyday use. That means quality water for cooking, cleaning, bathing, brushing your teeth and doing laundry. Moreover, with a whole house filtration system, you can access filtered water from every faucet in your house. Before you install a water filter, find out how to choose the best filtration system for your home’s needs.
Does your water look, smell or taste off? If so, it could be a result of contaminants. Some contaminants make themselves known and can leave behind residue, odor or a metallic taste in your water. Examples of these include:
Other – potentially more harmful – contaminants can go undetected by the senses. If consumed for long periods of time, some contaminants can lead to adverse health problems. Examples of these include:
Since you can’t taste, smell or see certain contaminants, testing your water is the only way to find out what’s in it. You should test your water if:
Finding out what’s in your water is the first step to finding a solution for better, high-quality water. At Culligan Water, we offer several water-quality testing options:
Choosing the best whole house water filtration system means knowing your home’s flow rate. What is flow rate? It’s the amount of water that can run through your home’s water dispensers, such as your shower, hot water heater, dishwasher and toilet. If you install a whole house water filtration system with a flow rate lower than the required rate, it could cause interrupted water flow and low water pressure, especially during peak use.
To test your water flow, you can measure the amount of time it takes to fill a five-gallon container with water. This is how you would measure the flow rate:
Aside from your flow rate, you’ll also want to choose a water filtration system based on your specific water problem. Different filtration systems are designed to reduce specific contaminants. By testing your water, you can find out what problems you need to solve. At Culligan Water, we offer a variety of water filters to help bring cleaner, healthier water to every household:
If you’re receiving your water from a well, this filtration system was designed for your home. The Culligan High Efficiency Whole House Well Water Filtration System is made to treat well water that’s unique to your region. Combined with a water softener, this system combats hard water and reduces sediment and contaminants found in well water.
Is your home’s water cloudy or harsh? The Gold Series Whole House Chlorine Water Filter works to reduce sediment and particulates that cause murkiness or hardness in your water. Its four layers of filtration also work to reduce the effects of chlorine, so you and your family can enjoy cleaner water from every faucet.
If your water test results show that you have dirt, clay, silt or other contaminants that create cloudy or dirty water, the Culligan Medallist Series® Whole House Water Filter can help. This system is efficient and low maintenance, ensuring that you get cleaner, better water running through your entire home.
NSF International is an accredited organization that works to test and certify products to ensure that they meet public health standards. Their mission is to protect and improve global human health. When choosing a water filtration system for your home, you’ll want it to be backed by NSF or other organizations with similar goals for quality assurance.
At Culligan Water, we’re committed to bringing homes across the nation quality services they can trust. A majority of our water softeners, water filters and water filtration systems are backed by third-party organizations such as NSF International, the Water Quality Association, IAPMO R&T and Underwriters Laboratories.
If you’re not sure which whole house water filtration system is the best for your home, a Culligan Water Expert can help. We can test your water and customize our recommendations specifically for your home’s water problems. We’re here to ensure you get the best filtration system for your needs, so you can enjoy better, healthier water you can depend on.