Easily Improve Your Home’s Water with Soft Water from Lincoln Culligan
A better house, and a better you, start with high-quality soft water. From healthier feeling skin, hair, and nails, to lower utility bills, and better tasting drinking water, soft water changes the way you use water all over the house.
While there are many outward signs that hard water is affecting your home, some of the most troublesome side effects of hard water aren’t so easy to see. And though it may be easy to live with the noticeable problems caused by hard water, the unnoticed problems can be wreaking havoc on your home from the inside out.
The reason that hard water is an issue in homes has to do with the level of Total Dissolved Solids, or TDS, found in your water supply. If your water has a level of TDS that is higher than average, then these dissolved minerals can leave your water taste and smelling “off”. In addition, it can buildup in your pipes, fixtures, and major appliances.
If left untreated for too long, then this buildup will cause your major appliances (like your water heater, dishwasher, and coffee pot) to work overtime. If these appliances are working harder, then they are also using more energy to do so. When they work harder, they will burn out quicker and use more energy, both of which can end up costing you money.
Your Lincoln Home with Hard Water
Because Lincoln and the surrounding areas typically draw their water from underground wells and aquifers located along the Platte River, a groundwater source, your home may be more susceptible to hard water. This is because groundwater is more likely than surface water to contain dissolved minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and calcium, that can cause concerns in your home.
As mentioned above, many indications of hard water are more evident than the problems they cause on your plumbing and appliances. It can, for example, cause your water to have a metallic taste or odor, making it unpleasant to drink, do laundry in, or cook with. It can also leave hard to clean residue or water spots on your dishes that make them look dingy or unclean. You may even notice the harsh effect it has on your skin, hair, and nails.
Another problem caused by hard water that can be present in your home is the ineffectiveness of cleaning and personal care supplies. Hard water makes it hard for these types of products to form suds, which causes you to use more than you normally would just to get the job done. This can cause you to go through shampoos, detergents, soaps, and household cleaners more rapidly than you would normally, causing you to need to purchase them more frequently.
Trust Culligan, Lincoln’s Water Experts
If you’re one of the many people in Lincoln who are likely experiencing hard water issues in your home, you can rest easily knowing that they can be easily eliminated with custom water softening solutions from Culligan’s advanced line of water softeners.
It doesn’t matter where you live in Lancaster County, Nebraska, our softeners are built to target and remove the specific minerals that are found in our wells and aquifers that are causing our hard water problems. You’ll not only be able to see the difference that soft water will make throughout your home, but you’ll be able to taste it in your tap as well. Our proprietary technology is able to remove the iron, calcium, and other minerals found in our water supply before they can cause problems for you and your home.
Our employees are local experts on the local water conditions, and they will test your water, review the results, and find you the answer that is right for your whole family. It is easy to find the solution to your water problems that is right for your house, your needs, and your budget with Culligan.
Water Softener Benefits
- Reduce the electricity your appliances use with more efficient water.
- Extend major appliances life – from the water heater, to the washing machine, and even the coffee pot.
- Enjoy better-tasting water from every tap in your Lincoln home.
- Have water that is easier on your hair, skin, and nails to improve their look and feel.
- Help your laundry look better – and even last longer – with soft water.
- Use, and spend, less with personal care and cleaning products that work how they are supposed to with soft water.
See why more people than ever trust their water to Culligan. With over 80 years working to provide in-depth water expertise, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated customer service, we’ll help you find the right water softening solution for your Lincoln home, and help it run like new for the life of the product.
- Water testing and evaluation is always included.
- Culligan of Lincoln’s water softeners come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to help you get the most out of your water softener, with less hassle.
- We’re proud to offer one of the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener.
- We know water, and water softening technology, it’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company.
Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!
Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Soap scum and stains are two of the most visible problems associate with hard water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Hard water will clog your pores, leaving your skin dry and itchy. Your hair can also become damaged and unmanageable due to hard water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Calcium and Magnesium in your water can cause your laundry to become stiff or hard. A Culligan Water Softener will not only make your water softer, but also reduce your detergent use. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
Soap scum and lime build up are the residues that you see left behind on faucets, in your tub and in your sinks. It’s caused by hard water and can be damaging to your pipes and fixtures. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
Hard water will leave your glasses spotted and dirty looking even when they come straight out of the dishwasher. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Total dissolved solids include a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds found in your water such as nitrates, chloride and phosphates. Culligan has a customized treatment solution based off of the TDSs found in your water, and can recommend the perfect solution for your home.
Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.
The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.
Water Softener Product Specifications
Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.
- Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
- Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
- Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
- Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
- The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
- Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.
Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners
1. Will my water teste salty?
No. A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.
2. How do I know if I have hard water?
Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways. It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.
3. How does a water softener work?
A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium. This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is. In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.
4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?
Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale. It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.
5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?
Unfortunately, no. A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well. But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.
6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?
Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses. On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.
7. How long after installation will I have soft water?
Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.
8. How often do I need to add salt?
Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with. However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.