Friday, April 13, 2018

The Culligan Solution Center: Part 2

We hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our Culligan Solution Center blog series, where we introduced you to many possible issues that can arise with your water and what you can do to solve those issues. Keep reading to learn about more possible issues that can arise and how to solve them. If you find yourself needing a quality water softener at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks.


The Culligan Solution Center: Part 2


Poor/Bad Taste
Does your tap water taste bad? If so, there could be contaminants such as chlorine or sulfur in your water. Let Culligan recommend a drinking water solution for your home.

Chlorine Smell
Chlorine is one of the most commonly used water disinfectants use by water companies. However, it can leave an unpleasant taste in your water when it reaches your home. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water solution is right for your home!

Salty Taste
Water that tastes salty could be caused by sulfate concentration levels and geographic tendencies. Luckily, Culligan can remove the salty taste from your water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water solution is right for your home!

Bitter Taste
Bitter tasting water is often caused when the pH of your water is out-of-sync. Culligan has the equipment to fix the bitterness in your water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water solution is right for your home!

Lead
Lead rarely occurs naturally in water; it usually gets into the water from the delivery system. Lead pipes are the main contributor to high lead levels in tap water. Other sources include parts of the water delivery system such as lead solder used to join copper pipes, brass in faucets, coolers, and valves. Let your Culligan Man recommend a water solution to solve your lead problem.

pH (Acidic/Alkaline)
Every liquid has a pH, including your home’s water

Whether the pH is too high or too low, it can have damaging effects on your water

Rusty Stain
Iron is one of the most common types of problem water and can leave your fixtures and tubs with rust stains. Culligan has solutions geared towards removing the iron from your water. Find out which solution is right for your home!

Blue/Green Stain
Self-explanatory, blue and green stains in your tubs and sinks

Often caused by low pH levels in your water

Colored Water
Water should be clear, if not why would you drink it?

The only way to find out what’s making your water the wrong color is with a water analysis
Did you know Culligan offers a Free Water Analysis?



Laundry Stains
If your laundry is coming out of the washer with stains, it could be your water

Iron is just one of the possible reasons for your water damaging your clothes
Don’t ruin your favorite shirt, get your water tested!


Musty Smell
Water may smell musty or sometimes described as fishy

This can be caused by iron and copper in your home’s water

Get your water tested to determine what’s causing your water to smell

Hey, Culligan Man!


Just remember your Culligan Man is only a call away. If you are experiencing any one of these problems with your home or business water, do not hesitate to call us at 573-719-1314 today or visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com for more information on how we can help you solve your water problems. We have been solving the Lake area's toughest water problems for over four decades, we also have the support of Culligan International that actually invented the water softening process in 1936. Together, you can count on us for the finest water treatment equipment and service. Culligan’s only business is water treatment.



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Friday, April 6, 2018

The Culligan Solution Center: Part 1

No matter who you are or how big your family is, at some point, you most likely have come across a problem with your water. There are many possible issues that can arise, the trick is just knowing who to call when they do. The best water treatment company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you some key information on possible problems that can arise with your water at your home or business and what you can to solve those problems. For more information on solving your water problems, call Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-719-1314 or visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com. Keep reading to learn about the Culligan Solution Center in part 1 of our blog series.


The Culligan Solution Center: Part 1


Here are a few problems Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has helped our clients with.

Hard Water
Hard water is the result of a 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 associated with hard water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!

Dry Skin/Hair
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!

Stiff Laundry
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 buildup 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.


Hey, Culligan Man!


Just remember if you find yourself dealing with one of these water issues, call your Culligan Man and we will do our best to find a solution that works for you. We hope you found Part 1 of our Culligan Solution Center blog series enlightening. Stay tuned for Part 2. If you have any questions about our water treatment services, call us at 573-719-1314.


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Friday, March 30, 2018

What's in Your Water?

Does your water look brownish at times or taste bad? Have you noticed your clothes coming out of the laundry stained or stiff? Do you find you have frizzy hair after showering then drying your hair? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should get the Culligan Free In-Home Water Test. The best water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you more information on how this test works and how it could benefit your home greatly.


Free In-Home Water Test


Culligan of Lake of the Ozarks offers a FREE In-Home Water Test so you can find out exactly what is in your tap water! (No purchase required, no obligation, it is absolutely FREE). Testing of your water by a licensed Culligan water expert is the perfect solution to determine if you have any water problems. Rest assured, if any problems are found, we will properly solve your water problem with Culligan backed equipment and services that may be necessary to have high-quality water.

How Your Free In-Home Water Test Works


1. Your Culligan Man® will come to your home and provide a complete analysis of your water, fixtures, plumbing and water-using appliances. They will answer any questions you have about your water and provide a detailed report and equipment estimate. The whole process takes about 30 minutes and will be scheduled at a time that's convenient for you. Remember that this is a free public service — there is no cost or obligation associated with a Culligan Free Water Analysis.

2. If you decide a Culligan Water Treatment option is best for you, a trained and certified Culligan service professional will install your new unit to your satisfaction.


Check Out What Some of Our Customers Have Said About Our Services


March 28, 2018 by James Bernauer

Great water and great service

March 27, 2018 by M.C.

Friendly and knowledgeable salesman. Great tasting water!! and mine was bad!

March 27, 2018 by K.L.

Great customer service. Don (salesman) was dedicated and clear. Greg installer worked hard and installed well.

March 27, 2018 by C.G.P.

The service person was very good and I love my water system.


If you have questions about how the free in-home water test works, call Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks today at 573-719-1314 today or visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com. We are happy to help you improve your home with quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks. You could give your people Culligan water.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Easter Crafts to Do with Your Kids

Easter is right around the corner and your kids are so excited for the Easter bunny! You can give them something else to be excited about by having some fun crafts ready to go. Between washing the paint brushes and hard boiling the eggs, having quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks, in your home can help out a lot. If you are interested in having quality water in your home, call Culligan. No kids want to be washing their paintbrushes with brown or smelly water. Keep reading for some fun crafts, we found online, to do with your kids this Easter.


Easter Crafts to Do with Your Kids


Source: https://www.messforless.net/baking-soda-easter-eggs/#_a5y_p=1439305

BAKING SODA EASTER EGGS

You will need:

Baking soda
Vinegar
Powdered tempera paint
Tongs
Containers
Hard-boiled eggs

**Powdered paint is not safe to consume, so if you peel your eggs and notice any color on them, do not eat them.**

Instructions

You will need a container of baking soda for each color you will be using. Pour in some baking soda so that the bottom of the container is covered.

Next, add in the powdered tempera paint. We used a tablespoon of powdered paint. Mix until the paint and baking soda are thoroughly combined.

Have your child gently place a hard boiled egg into the container with the baking soda and paint. I poured some vinegar in a small cup and then gave it to my daughter. She slowly poured it into the container and was amazed when she saw what happened.

The vinegar combined with the baking soda and powdered paint mixture to form fizzy green bubbles which covered the entire egg.

We tried dying eggs a variety of colors and the highlight was always when the foam started going down to reveal a colored egg!

I removed the eggs with some tongs and placed them in an egg carton to dry. When they dried, some of the paint left speckles and an interesting texture to the eggs. Baking soda Easter eggs are easy to make and the results are always different. They will certainly become a yearly tradition here.


Source: https://crazylittleprojects.com/easy-easter-candy-jars/


EASY EASTER CANDY JARS

Supplies Needed:

Small jars (any size or kind will do-mine are from the craft store)
Decoupage
Paint Brush
Fine Glitter
Craft foam or construction paper in pink, white and orange
Candy
Pom Poms
Googley Eyes
Hot Glue

Instructions:

Paint a thin layer of decoupage all over your jar. Sprinkle glitter on it and shake off excess.
Set aside and allow to dry.

To make the polka dot jar-use a round sponge brush if you have one or just paint circles with your decoupage and then glitter each dot individually.

Cut ears from your white and pink craft foam and hot glue them to the lid of your bunny jar.
Hot glue a pink pom pom for a tail.

To make the face glue on googly eyes and a pom pom nose and then cut whiskers and glue them in place as well:

For the chick cut some little feet and glue them to the bottom of the jar and a little triangle beak and eyes for the face.

Fill them with candy and give them to a friend! A perfect little Easter gift idea.


Source: https://www.designmom.com/diy-salt-dough-eggs/

SALT DOUGH EASTER EGGS – SUPPLY LIST

– batch or two of salt dough (see below)
– rolling pin
– ruler, to measure dough thickness
– egg shape cutter
– spatula
– straw, for making holes
– parchment-paper covered baking sheets
– spray or acrylic paint
– paint pens, optional
– clear coat sealer, optional
– twine, ribbon

RECIPE FOR SALT DOUGH EASTER EGGS

Mix up your favorite salt dough recipe. For this project, I used the following recipe:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water

Stir together all three ingredients until a dough forms. Kneading the dough a couple times can help make it smoother.

Roll it out (I rolled mine to 1/4 inch thick) and cut out desired shapes.

Place the cut-outs on the parchment-covered baking sheets. Remember to make a hole so you can hang the ornaments — a straw works perfectly!

Bake at 250F for 2 hours.

DIRECTIONS FOR SALT DOUGH EASTER EGGS

Once the shapes are adequately baked, dried and then thoroughly cooled, it’s painting time. I like using spray paint because it’s faster and easier but acrylics work just as well.

Allow the paint to thoroughly dry. Use paint pens to add polka dots or lines of decorations to the eggs.

Optional: To further protect the color and design, add a clear coat sealer.

Loop twine or ribbon through the holes and hang.



Ready to Give Your Kids Quality Water?


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. We have many products that can help you have the quality water in your home that you and your kids deserve. To learn more about how we can help you, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com or call the phone number listed below.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

7 Things That Dry Out Your Hair

Did you know that hard water could be drying out your hair more than you realize? If you constantly have dry or frizzy hair and can’t figure out why it could be due to not having a water softener. If you are in need of a water softener at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Culligan. We are happy to help you. Check out the following things that could also be drying out your hair.


Things That Dry Out Your Hair


1. Lower quality shampoo
Sometimes cheaper shampoos can cause your hair to dry out so you may try a more quality shampoo. Different products work for different people.

2. Not using a heat protectant when you dry your hair
There are several heat protectant solutions out there, they usually come in a spray bottle. It’s a good idea to use these before blow drying your hair to make it look more hydrated.

3. Too much exposure to chlorine
Chlorine can be horrible for your hair and dry it out quickly. Just be sure to rinse out your hair after going for a swim this summer.

4. Aging
Sometimes dry hair can just be a part of the natural aging process. As you age your scalp may produce less oil which can cause your hair to be dry.

5. Washing your hair too much
Shampoo can trap the natural oil of your scalp. Washing your hair too much can dry out your hair and cause it to break. It can be good just not to wash your hair every day and find a happy medium for doing so.

6. Tanning
Clearly, too much sun can dry out your hair, but you may not be thinking about your hair while trying to get that magical summer glow for your skin. Be mindful of that as you tan this summer.

7. Get your hair colored too often
While it can be tempting to get your hair colored as the seasons change to stay with the current hair fashions, coloring your hair too often can dry out your hair and make it appear fried even.


Soften Your Water, Have Healthy Looking Hair – with Culligan


The benefits of a Culligan Water Softener include:

Benefits:

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
It’s the lake of the Ozarks preferred choice! To learn more about them, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com or call us at the number listed below.


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Friday, March 9, 2018

How Culligan Helps Seasonal Lake Homeowners

It isn't quite Summer yet, but no one told the Lake of the Ozarks that. The lakefront restaurants are starting to open back up and people are taking their boats out on the Lake. While fishing is still a great activity to do at the Lake even when it's cold, people are taking their boats out just to enjoy the beautiful scenery the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. All you seasonal homeowners out there should know that Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you. We have specific water treatment plans for seasonal homes at the Lake of the Ozarks along with a few other products that may help you. Keep reading to learn more.


How Culligan Helps Seasonal Lake Homeowners


The odds are you probably bought a seasonal home at the Lake because you enjoy boating so much. This product is for you.

Boat Owners


Imagine never having to dry your boat again. With Spots Aweigh, spot-free hulls are a click away!
If you store your boat on a lift, Spots Aweigh spot-free rinse eliminates the need for drying while leaving finishes spotless while preserving the life and appearance of your hull's gel coat. Using top-of-the-line Culligan® water treatment technology, you'll never have to worry about water spots on your boat or vehicle again, saving you time and headaches.

• Culligan Reverse Osmosis Technology
• Easy to use, compact system fits conveniently on your dock
• Professional installation or Do It Yourself!
• Fully Warranted
• Local owned, operated and produced with 41 years experience at Lake of the Ozarks
• Private/Public Marina Options available

Afterall, you're choosing to spend time at the Lake relaxing, not cleaning. Your local Culligan Man® is here to make that happen. Just say Hey Culligan Man!


We know what your thinking, that covers my boat, but who's going to take care of my water system while I'm away? Don't worry and call the best water company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Seasonal Homeowners

We offer water treatment programs tailored specifically for seasonal second homeowners in the Lake area. Kick up your feet, start up your boat and relax! Rest assured that your home's water quality is in good hands with Culligan.


Let Culligan Take The Stress of Worrying About Your Seasonal Water System Off Your Shoulders.


We have 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. You can count on us to take care of your water system while you are away and while you are here enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Call us today at the number listed below to hear more about how we can make your vacation home here even better. Visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com for more information.



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Friday, March 2, 2018

The Top Tea Recipes of 2018

Whether you had a rough day, can't sleep, have a sore throat, or just have a craving, a nice cup of tea can be just the thing you need. Having quality water in your home and business, to mix in that tea can make all the difference in the world. The best water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few top tea recipes, we found online, to enjoy in 2018.


 The Top Tea Recipes of 2018


Source: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/46777/chai-tea-mix/?internalSource=rotd&referringId=139&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

Chai Tea Mix

Recipe by: Jo

"Instant Chai tea mix. You can spice it up even further by adding 1 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper."

Ingredients

36 servings

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom


Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.

2. To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.

Source: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/238537/perfect-vanilla-tea/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringId=17150&referringContentType=recipe%20hub



Perfect Vanilla Tea

Recipe by: ChefChef

"This is a delicious blend of plain tea, wonderful vanilla, and spices to create the perfect mug for late night, morning, or really any time of day at all!"


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 orange pekoe tea bag
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions

1. Pour boiling water into a mug. Steep tea bag in water for 3 minutes; remove and discard.
2. Stir milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into the tea.

Source: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/234703/emerald-drop-snow-tea/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringId=17150&referringContentType=recipe%20hub



Emerald-Drop Snow Tea

Recipe by: Whisker

"This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite movies, Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

Ingredients

3 cups hot water
2 tablespoons Italian red wine, or more to taste
2 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4 fresh spearmint leaves
1 leaf fresh mint leaf
1/2 apple, cubed

Directions

Combine water, red wine, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, spearmint leaves, and mint leaf in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add apple to the mixture. Simmer tea until apple breaks easily with a fork, about 5 minutes. Remove apple using a slotted spoon or strainer and pour tea into a mug.

Ready to Put Quality Water in Your Home and Business?


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. Enjoy your tea by having quality water conveniently available at home and at work. If you are tired of drinking sub-par water, give us a call at the number listed below. For more information about how we can improve your water, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com.




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