Thursday, November 16, 2017

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Have you ever wondered why you keep getting headaches throughout the day or why you just feel unenergetic most of the time? If this sounds like you, consider drinking more water. Many people probably don't realize they are not drinking enough quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks each day. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks found this fantastic article by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that we think may help people to understand when they may need to drink more water and how they should go about doing so.



Source: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/nutrition/index.html

Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking with meals. Most of your fluid needs are met through the water and beverages you drink. However, you can get some fluids through the foods that you eat. For example, broth soups and foods with high water content such as celery, tomatoes, or melons can contribute to fluid intake.

Water helps your body:


  • Keep your temperature normal
  • Lubricate and cushion joints
  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
  • Get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements


Your body needs more water when you are:


  • In hot climates
  • More physically active
  • Running a fever
  • Having diarrhea or vomiting


If you think you are not getting enough water, these tips may help:



  • Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work of running errands.
  • Freeze some freezer safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
  • Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This can also help with weight management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories. For example, during the school day students should have access to drinking water, giving them a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages.


  • Choose water when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
  • Add a wedge of lime or lemon to your water. This can help improve the taste and help you drink more water than you usually do.


"Drink more water - Acts like an appetite suppressant, keeps you hydrated, helps flush out toxins, zero calories." - MotiveWeight




Drink Quality Water with Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks



Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for all of your quality drinking water needs. Whether you are in the office or sitting at home, you deserve to have quality drinking water any time of the day. Culligan can provide that to you with the best customer service around. Just ask our clients! Browse through our website to see all of the products we offer that can help make your home or work better. You'd be amazed by how much happier you can feel by simply drinking more quality water. Call 573-346-5221 for the best water company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Have Quality Water In Your Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We can't wait for this fantastic holiday. Thanksgiving can motivate people to reflect on what they are thankful for. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is thankful to have been able to solve this area's toughest water problems for over four decades. We are also thankful to have the support of Culligan International, who actually invented the water softening process in in 1936. Quality drinking water is such a commodity and Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to tell you that you will want quality water available to mix in with those delicious Thanksgiving recipes. In honor of Thanksgiving, here are a couple of great recipes you can try.



Thanksgiving Recipes That Include Water


Who doesn't love a good chicken or turkey gravy to pour over your mashed potatoes or stuffing?

Source: How Sweet Eats

HOW TO MAKE GRAVY


yield: I'D SAY THIS SERVES ABOUT 8 PEOPLE GENEROUSLY (TOTALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU LOVE GRAVY)
total time: 15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

the drippings from a turkey, chicken, etc (be sure to add extra stock BEFORE roasting if desired)
16 ounces cold water
3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
salt and pepper!!!

DIRECTIONS:


Strain the drippings from the roasting pan into a large pot or saucepan and set it over medium heat. Add the cold water to a shaker bottle (or water bottle/mason jar) and add the flour on top. Shake the heck out of it for 30 to 60 seconds, until the flour seems completely incorporated and creates a slurry. With a whisk or fork in one hand, pour the slurry into the drippings, sitting constantly with the other hand. Continue to stir to avoid any lumps and stir until the gravy has thickened, anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. Make sure you are scraping the bottom of the pan.

Taste the gravy and season it to your liking. Set it over low heat for serving. Like soups and sauces, it often tastes better the next day!

Wash down all of that yummy home cooked food with this awesome apple tea recipe we found!

Source: Serious Eats


Sparkling Apple Tea Recipe


Sparkling apple cider, black tea steeped with cinnamon sticks and a few drops of lemon juice make up this tasty grown up version of a non-alcoholic punch.

YIELD:
Makes 1 large pitcher

ACTIVE TIME:
5 minutes

TOTAL TIME:
15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 black tea bags
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks (plus more for garnish if desired)
One 25.4 ounce bottle sparkling apple cider
1 ounce fresh juice from about 2 lemons
Garnish: additional cinnamon sticks

Directions:

1. Place tea bags and cinnamon sticks in a large heatproof measuring cup, fill with 2 cups (16 ounces) boiling water. Let steep for at least 10 and up to 20 minutes. Remove tea bags and cinnamon sticks and chill in the refrigerator.

2. In a large pitcher combine sparkling cider, tea, and lemon juice. Stir gently and serve immediately with ice. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.



Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with your family and friends and reflect on what you are thankful for. We also hope you enjoy the recipes listed above. If you have any questions about bringing quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks into your home, call 573-346-5221.



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Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Feature: Culligan® High Efficiency Water Softeners

One of the best ways to tell if you need a water softener is if you continue to see spots on your glasses. If you are tired of seeing a fogginess all over your dishes, it may be time to start thinking about adding a water softener to your home based water system. The best water quality company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to about a product that can help solve this problem you are having, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softeners.


Friday Feature: Culligan® High Efficiency Water Softeners


Benefits of a Culligan® High Efficiency Water Softeners:



  • Slashing your salt, water and electricity costs.
  • Allowing you to control your softener from anywhere in the house.
  • Provide customizable water softness.
  • Automatically alerting your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Man when it’s due for periodic maintenance.
  • Let you know how long your salt will last.
  • Providing benefits such as shinier hair, brighter clothes and cleaner skin
  • Extending the life of all your household appliances by stopping the effects of corrosion


Product Overview:

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.

Savings:

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.

Intelligence

It is about more than energy efficiency - it's about intelligence. While using up to 50% less salt, the HE lets you know how many days remain until you need to refill it with salt. Our Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically detects changes in your water conditions and makes softening adjustments accordingly. You can even install an optional modem that will tell your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan dealer directly if salt or service is needed.

Ease

Reduce trips to the basement as the Culligan® HE's remote display alerts you to any problems and gives you control over various functions, like activating the electronic bypass valve. And the Dial-a-Softness® control ensures that your water is always just the way you like it, never too soft or too hard.

If you are in need of a water softener you can count on, call your Culligan man at 573-346-5221 today. We are happy to help you with any of your water needs. We have been serving the Lake of the Ozarks for over 4 decades and we are proud to continue to do so.



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Friday, October 27, 2017

5 Tips for Avoiding Candy Binges this Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! We want everyone to have a HAPPY, but SAFE Halloween this year. Part of having a Happy Halloween is not going on a bender and losing control with your candy binging. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to give you a 5 tips you can follow in order to avoid Halloween Candy Binges.



5 Tips for Avoiding Candy Binges this Halloween


1. Stay HYDRATED!


Did you know that drinking water can make you feel more full? This Halloween weekend, drink plenty of water. A general rule of thumb you can follow is either to drink half your bodyweight  in ounces or to try and stick to drinking 8 ounces of water per day. If you have a sweet tooth, however, try drinking hot tea. Hot tea can be a good option when you care craving something sweet.


2. Keep working out.


Here is a good way you can think about it. The more you exercise continuously, the more your body will crave healthier foods and water. Also, if you burn lots of calories, you can feel less guilty about eating a piece of candy because it won't be as bad as if you weren't working out.


3. Keep eating healthy.


Halloween brings the temptation, sweets are everywhere! However, you can still remain healthy. If you are trying to diet, just continue to eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner and have health snacks at the ready. Your co-workers may bring in Halloween treats, so just try to keep some healthy snacks in your desk drawer.


4. Chew gum.


Did you know that chewing sugar free gum can be a low-calorie way of dealing with your sweet cravings? BONUS TIP: Studies also show that chewing gum can lower stress.


5. Try savoring 1 piece of candy per day.


If you are MUST have your candy and after following these tips, you still can't resist your cravings, that's ok. Just exercise the practice of portion control Try limiting yourself to one piece of candy per day, but when you eat it, eat it slowly. Savor it! Eating slowly can actually trick your body into feeling fuller faster.



Stay Hydrated With Culligan!


Water quality and conditions can differ from Camdenton to Versailles and Morgan County to LaClede. With this in mind, Culligan developed the innovative under-sink Culligan Aqua-Cleer®, one of our most advanced filtration systems. Customized to individual homes and offices, experience the enhanced taste and performance of smart filtration that addresses the unique needs of your water type. We have been serving the Lake of the Ozarks quality water since 1975. So whether you are looking for a water softener, a drinking water system, bottled water, salt delivery or even commercial water treatment anywhere in Camden, Miller, Morgan, and LaClede counties-area, give us a call at (573) 719-1314.


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Friday, October 20, 2017

What Type Of Water Should Be Used When Preparing Baby Formula?

Congratulations! You've just had a new baby and you have decided to feed your new bundle of joy baby formula. It's important to know that the chemicals and minerals that are often found in usual drinking water may not be right for your baby at such a young age. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few guidelines to follow when trying to ensure your baby stays healthy while drinking formula.


Guidelines to Follow When Trying to Ensure Your Baby Stays Healthy While Drinking Formula


Decide on the Right Water to Use with Baby Formula


Before you decide on what type of water to mix into  your baby's formula, consult with your doctor. Also, if you are on a public water system, you may be able to with your local water utility company to see how much fluoride is in the water.

Water You Can Use


Bottled water (just for babies)

There is water  out there that is specifically designed to use with baby formula. Of Course, this type of water follows much stricter guidelines.


Tap water

Depending on what are you live in, tap water can be perfectly safe to use. Again, consult with your doctor first before deciding on the water to use with your baby's formula.


Bottled water

If you do choose to use bottled water, be sure you make sure there are no additives. Bottled water may not be sterile, so you may have to boil it, just like you'd boil tap water.


How to Add Water to Your Baby's Formula


When you add water to your baby's formula, be sure to follow the directions that are on the package of the formula. The basic rule of thumb for liquid-concentrate or powdered formulas can just be to:

1. Start with the cold tap water. Let the water run for about 2 minutes to get cold. (The colder the water is, the lower the amount of contaminants you may have in the water.)

2. Pour the cold water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for about a minute, then let the water cool down.

3. Once the water is cooled, you may use it to make the formula.

4. Mix the formula as directed on the package.


Culligan, Better Water. Pure and Simple.


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has been solving this area's toughest water problems for over 4 decades. Our only business is water treatment, which means that all of our attention is on water. We hold more patents on water treatment equipment and processes than anyone else in the world. What does this tell you? We know our water. If you are in need of quality drinking water at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at your earliest convenience. You can reach us at 573-346-5221.



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Friday, October 13, 2017

The Home, Lifestyle and Sport Show is This Weekend (10/13-14)!

The Home, Lifestyle and Sport Show starts today and Culligan is very happy to be a part of it. This is not your average trade show. It's actually three shows wrapped up into one. The Home, Lifestyle, and Sport Show promises to feature exhibitors highlighting what's new in home improvement trends, remodeling ideas, outdoor living, recreation, sporting goods, business and professional services, along with health related information. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited for this great event and we hope to see you there. In this blog, we will give you give you a little more information regarding the Home, Lifestyle and Sport Show and information on how Culligan water can improve your home.


The Home, Lifestyle and Sport Show


This show will take place Friday, October 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions regarding the show, you may call 573-964-1008. It will take place at:

The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


Stop By Our Booth and See How Culligan Water Can Improve Your Home


Ask us about our Culligan Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filters. The benefits of this fantastic product include:


  • Reduce harmful impurities like lead, radium, aesthetic chlorine, hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), and arsenic.*
  • Save money compared to buying single-serve bottles from the store.
  • Go Green by eliminating wasteful plastic bottles
  • Improve the taste of coffee, tea, powdered drinks, soups, recipes and baby formula
  • Free up valuable refrigerator space by eliminating bulky pitchers and bottled water
  • Meets strict standards of NSF International and WQA
  • Culligan water systems are third-party certified to perform as promised and are backed by one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry

Ask us about our Culligan Whole House Water Filtration System. The benefits of this handy product include:


  • Provides clean, soft water at every tap in the house
  • Remove dirt, silt, clay and other sediments from your drinking and household water
  • Get rid of smelly water, rust and iron even blue-green acid stains
  • Filters are hassle free and don’t require cartridges that need to be changed or cleaned 
  • Makes appliances more efficient and last longer
  • Eliminate water stains due to corrosion
  • No need for chemical regenerants, helping to save you time, money and hassle 



Ask about our Bottle & Bottle Free Water Coolers and how they can benefit you home. Benefits of these great products include:


Bottled Water Coolers:

  • Culligan has a variety, designs and colors that offer temperature settings
  • Culligan Bottled Water Cooler’s space-saving design are spill-proof and use less than one square foot of space. Outfitted with Culligan’s Care Cap, our 5-gallon bottles feature a special valve that “pops-open” the bottle releasing water only when the bottle is in place.
  • Great tasting hot or cold drinking water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.


Bottle-Free® Coolers:

  • Great tasting cook or cold water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
  • Culligan Bottle-Free® Coolers are the most eco-friendly, green solution to high-quality drinking water.
  • The POU (Point Of Use) cooler attaches to your existing plumbing/water supply and delivers filtered bottled water quality right to your glass!



Don't forget to stop by our booth at the Home, Lifestyle and Sport Show. We can't wait to give you information on how to improve your home's water supply!


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Friday, October 6, 2017

3 Key Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

There are areas that suffer from drought from time to time, so conserving water is very important. Even if you don't live an area that suffers from drought, using your water wisely can help with your utility bill. In this blog, Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to give you 3 key ways to utilize your water conservatively. 



3 Key Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home


1. Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth.


Turn off your water while you are brushing your teeth. Doing this can help you save water. Did you know that the average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute? You can save up to 8 gallons of water every day just by turning off your tap while you brush your teeth, at least if you brush you brush your teeth for the recommended 2 minutes. This rule can also go for gentlemen who shave at the sink. Rinse your razor in a pool of water in a plugged sink instead of rinsing it under running water every time.

2. Load your dishwasher correctly.

Loading your dishwasher incorrectly can lead to still-dirty dishes and your dishwasher having to use extra water to wash your dishes. There are wrong ways and right ways to load your dishwasher. For example, some common mistakes when loading your dishwasher can include:

  • placing car-covered dishes everywhere
  • putting protein-crusted dishes anywhere
  • placing your spoons where the tops touch eachother
  • overloading your dishwasher
  • not following directions

3. Fix your leaky sinks and running toilets.

Did you know that a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day? Also, at one drip per second, a leaky faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year. If your toilet is running or your sink is leaking, we recommend you call a plumber as soon as possible. Getting your toilet and sink fixed as soon as possible can not only help prevent a more expensive utility bill, but also it can help prevent even more costly repairs from happening.




In Need of a Quality Water Company at the Lake of the Ozarks to Help You with All of Your Water Needs?

While Culligan Lake of the Ozarks has been solving the area's toughest water problems for over four decades, we have the support of Culligan International that actually invented the water softening process in in 1936. Together, you can count on us for the finest water treatment equipment and service. Culligan’s only business is water treatment. We don’t sell washing machines, or lawn mowers. Since all of our attention is on water, we hold more patents on water treatment equipment and processes than anyone else in the world.


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