The Importance of a Culligan Inspect n’ Check on Your Water Softener

Besides the occasional refill of salt, your water softener system is not something you think of regularly maintaining. Like most salt based water softeners, the process of how they work is pretty simple. Your hard water flows into the resin tank, the resin tank, which holds resin beads, absorbs all of the “hard” water minerals as they pass through which then allows only “soft” water to go through the system. After some time of this process, the tank does become full of these minerals and needs to be cleaned or “recharged.”

Some signs of your water softener system beginning to lose its momentum may include dry skin, water build up in your sink and bathtub, as well as having to use more soap to get your clothes and dishes spotless. If you are experiencing these symptoms, the best way to resolve the issue is to call your local Culligan Man. Your Culligan Man will come to your home, inspect your system, and diagnose the best solution. Having a Culligan water professional inspect and check your system on a regular basis can prolong the life of your Culligan Water Treatment system as well as save you money. When your water softener system works like it should, it cuts back on money spent on cleaning products and energy bills.

Even if you have a system from a big box store, Culligan will still service it. Culligan will service ANY make and ANY model because Culligan cares about the water in your home! Call your local Culligan water professional at 855- Hey-Culligan-Man!

Water Contamination, a Rampant Problem in California

Following an official report that the water supply of more than half of all Californians begins contaminated, residents are reminded that they can find treatment products that have undergone independent testing for effectiveness.

“Nothing is more basic than clean and safe water,” said Dave Haataja, executive director of the Water Quality Association. “With final barrier protection in the home, residents can feel assured that the water they are drinking has gone through rigorous treatment.”

The Associated Press reported last week that “more than half of California’s population relies on a drinking water supply contaminated by arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants, though most communities blend or treat their water to make it safe.” The information comes from a new report by the State Water Resources Control board.

Arsenic was the most-detected naturally occurring contaminant, while nitrate was the human-caused contaminant detected the most.

“With so much water contaminated at its supply source, people are going to feel more than ever the need for final treatment at the tap,” said Haataja. “We have dedicated our resources to stringent testing overseen by outside professionals to help ensure consumers are getting what they expect.”

WQA tests and certifies products for effectiveness. The association uses independent standards established by the NSF International/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ ANSI). Products that have passed testing can be found at wqa.org.

Nitrate in drinking water can be responsible for a temporary blood disorder in infants called blue baby syndrome and can be dangerous to those with autoimmune deficiencies and cancer. It presently appears that two treatment methods, ion exchange and reverse osmosis, are most practical and economically feasible for nitrate removal.

Culligan, your local water expert, has both the tools and experience necessary to make sure your drinking water is safe for consumption. We offer a free, in-home water analysis that allows us to diagnosis your home’s water. Give your local Culligan Man a call today at (916) 877-4077 or fill out the contact form on any of our pages to be contacted.

 

Content from a Water Quality Association Press Release was relied upon in this blog. (http://www.wqa.org/pdf/Pressreleases/Calif_Feb11_2013.pdf)