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The Difference Between Water Softener Systems vs. Filtration Systems

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The Difference Between Water Softener Systems vs. Filtration Systems


Water softener systems are designed to remove minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, that can leave deposits on dishes and plumbing fixtures while water filtration systems are designed to remove contaminants and foul odors found in drinking water.

You may have hard water if you are experiencing:

  • Stiff laundry after the cycle
  • Dry hair and skin after showers
  • Mineral spots on dishes after running through the dishwasher
  • Mineral spots on fixtures and appliances that use water

You may benefit from filtration if you are experiencing:

  • Off-putting odors from ice or drinking water
  • Foul flavors in ice, drinking water or homemade beverages

Knowing When To Contact Culligan

If you’re experiencing excessive calcium buildup on your appliances, or if you notice an unusual smell or taste coming from your water, reach out to Culligan right away. We can send out one of our experts to test the quality of your water and determine whether a water softener system or a water filtration system is the best solution to your water needs.

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