Friday, February 16, 2018

4 Tips to Get Your Dog to Drink More Water

You've heard that old saying, "dogs are man's best friend." If that's the case then shouldn't the dog's water be just as good as the man's? You could give your dog or best friend quality water. The best water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few tips to get your dog to drink more water. Typically, your dog should have 1 ounce of water for every pound of their body weight per day. If you are searching for a way to give your dog quality water at a fair price, then call your Culligan Man at the Lake of the Ozarks at (573) 346-5221. 


4 Tips to Get Your Dog to Drink More Water


Tip # 1
Take water with you, for your dog, on trips.
If you are taking your dog for a long hike or just for a stroll through the dog park, make sure you are prepared. Bring a bottle of water and a portable, outdoor-friendly dog bowl. Your dog may get tired and this is a great way to motivate them to drink more water when they do.

Tip # 2
Clean your dog's water bowl frequently.
Think about it, would you want to drink water from a dirty glass? No. Clean your dog's water bowl on a regular basis and don't let it get dirty and unsanitary. 

Tip # 3
Change your dog's water frequently.
Who doesn't love having fresh water? It is possible your dog may not like the taste of certain temperatures of water. Try changing their water and giving them fresh water throughout the week. 

Tip # 4
Try adding ice cubes to your dog's water bowl.
Your dog may love colder water and giving them ice cubes made from quality water may be one of the best things you can do to get them to drink more of it.



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You Could Give Your Dog Culligan Water!


We hope these tips help you when trying to get your dog to drink more water. To give your dog quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Culligan at 573-346-5221. We have been solving this area's toughest water problems for over four decades. From giving your dog quality water to making your laundry softer, we are here for you. To check out some of the products we offer that may make your everyday life easier, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com. If your home's water is causing an issue for you, check out our Solution Center. The quality of your water could be affecting many things in your home and this center can help you find your solution by weighing out the symptoms. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us.


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Friday, February 9, 2018

Make Better Lemonade with Quality Water

For those of you who are tired of winter and are already thinking about summer, this blog is for you! What's better than having a nice, cold glass of lemonade on a hot day. Lemonade just screams summer. In the spirit of dreaming of summer during these colder months, our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to share a few awesome lemonade recipes we found. You could give your family quality water to make their lemonade with. All you have to do is call your local Culligan man.


Lemonade Recipes That You Can Mix Quality Water Into


Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/32385/best-lemonade-ever/

Best Lemonade Ever

1 3/4 cups white sugar
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups lemon juice

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.

Source: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/ginas-homemade-lemonade-recipe-1948734

Gina's Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 gallon cold water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, sliced, plus 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for garnish
Ice


Make a simple syrup by adding the sugar and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Add a gallon of cold water and the lemon juice to a large glass pitcher. Add the simple syrup and the lemon slices. Stir well. Pour the lemonade into tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish the rims with lemon wedges and enjoy icy cold!

Source: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/old-fashioned-lemonade/7ec9a486-f657-4a36-81cd-71e3a2224866

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Ingredients

6 cups cold water
2 cups lemon juice (8 to 10 lemons)
1 cup sugar
Ice cubes
Lemon slice, if desired
Maraschino cherry with stem, if desired

Steps

1. Mix water, lemon juice and sugar in large pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled if desired.

2. Serve lemonade over ice. Garnish each serving with a lemon slice and cherry.


Ready to Give Your Family Quality Water?


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. We offer:

Award Winning, Innovative products

  • HE® Water Softeners rated a Consumer's Digest "Best Buy"
  • Culligan's High Efficiency Water Softener (HE) is up to 46%** more efficient than any other water softeners on the market.

Our Promise

  • Options to fit every budget
  • Lifetime warranties on many products
  • Service all Culligan® products and most other major brands

To learn more about how we can improve the water in your home or at your business, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com or give us a call at 573-346-5221. We hope you enjoy these lemonade recipes!



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Friday, February 2, 2018

5 Benefits of Having Clear Ice Cubes

Have you ever wondered why your ice cubes never come out clear? If the ice you make at home appears to be cloudy, it could have something to do with the minerals in your water. You may have a better chance at making clearer ice cubes if you have filtered water. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few benefits of having clear ice cubes.


5 Benefits of Having Clear Ice Cubes


Benefit # 1
Your ice cubes can last LONGER.
Clearer, bigger ice cubes may be able to last up to 5 times longer than your typical ice cubes made from unfiltered water.

Benefit # 2
They can make your drink taste better.
If you have a clear ice cube, that lasts longer, your drink may taste better due to the lesser chance of it being "watered down."

Benefit # 3
Your water is safer.
Clearer ice cubes are typically made from filtered water. When you have filtered water, your water is typically cleaner and the dirt, silt, clay and other possible sediments have been removed from it.

Benefit # 4
Better presentation
If you are throwing a party and having guests over, you can impress them with your clearer, bigger ice cubes. They may appreciate the extra effort you have made and the clearer ice cubes can make your drinks look more pleasing.

Benefit # 5
Fun for kids.
Your children may find the clearer ice cubes fascinating. They may even want to help you make them. This can be a fun activity for you to share with them, which you can try after you have filtered water in your home.


"Everything was fine, I called at 9:00 am and they sent someone out by 11:00 am, the same day. Penny Ruth came and tested my water, sat down and explained what and why we needed the water softener. She is very outgoing and outstanding person. Thank you so much. Also, she came back about a week later to test the water again. Appreciated very much." ~ Tom B.


Give Your Family Clear Ice Cubes


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has been providing this area quality water for over 4 decades. We have been Culligan Men and Women serving Lake of the Ozarks since 1975. If you are in need of filtered water in order to make clearer ice cubes, you may consider this:

Culligan Whole House Water Filtration

Benefits:

  • 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


 So whether you are looking for a water softener, a drinking water system, bottled water, salt delivery or even commercial water treatment anywhere in the Camden, Miller, Morgan, and LaClede counties-area, give us a call at (573) 719-1314.


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Friday, January 26, 2018

Skin & Hair Irritations That Could Be Made Better Adding a Water Softener

If you had the opportunity to possibly stop skin irritation issues for your family, would you? While hard water doesn't contribute to every skin or hair irritation out there, there are many problems you can solve, simply by adding a water softener and allowing your family to bathe in softer water. The best water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to explain a few skin and hair irritation issues you could solve by adding a water softener to your home's water system.


Irritations That Could Be Made Better Adding a Water Softener


Irritation # 1
Symptoms of Eczema
The symptoms of eczema can include the following:

bad itching
swelling
dry or sensitive skin
red, bumpy skin
leathery patches of skin
crusting

Hard water can be known to make the symptoms of eczema even worse.


Irritation # 2
Dry Skin
Hard water can contain calcium, iron, or magnesium, which can clog your pores and cause your skin to feel very dry and itchy.



Irritation # 3
Dry or Frizzy Hair
Your hair can also become damaged and unmanageable due to hard water.  Hard water can cause your hair to feel stiff and hard like straw, in order to reconcile this problem, you can consider having a water softener at the Lake of the Ozarks installed.


"After being without a softener for about a month while moving, I could really see why we needed it. The taste bothered me and the lime build-up on the sink was difficult to deal with. Did not want that build up in our new home." ~ Matt H.

"Everything was fine, I called at 9:00 am and they sent someone out by 11:00 am, the same day. Penny Ruth came and tested my water, sat down and explained what and why we needed the water softener. She is very outgoing and outstanding person. Thank you so much. Also, she came back about a week later to test the water again. Appreciated very much." ~ Tom B.


Ditch the Itch and Call Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Culligan has been solving this area's water problems for over 4 decades and we have the support of Culligan International that actually invented the water softening process in in 1936. We understand how annoying hard water can be in your everyday life and we are here to help make your life more comfortable by changing your water. Maybe, as a child, you didn't have a water softener growing up, so you know how irritating hard water can be on your skin. Now, that you are a parent yourself, you may be able to give your children Culligan water. Call your Culligan man today at the number listed below or visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com for more information.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Hot Beverages to Help Keep You Cozy During These Colder Months

This winter has been COLD! There can be nothing better than sitting inside, in your favorite pair of pajamas and enjoying a nice, hot beverage. Many of these warm beverage recipes require water, so why not give your family and yourself, quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks? It can make your hot drink taste that much better! We have found a couple of fantastic warm beverage recipes that are great for when you want to stay in and enjoy the comfort of your own home.


Hot Beverage Recipes to Keep You Warm During the Colder Months


Source: http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/how-to-make-hot-chocolate-mix/

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix


PREP TIME:
5 Minutes
DIFFICULTY:
Easy
SERVINGS:
8 Servings

INGREDIENTS

2 cups Confectioners Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 cups Powdered Milk Or Instant Nonfat Dry Milk

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large bowl, sift the confectioner’s sugar, then the unsweetened cocoa, to get rid of any lumps. Stir in the powdered milk, and whisk well until everything is combined. Add mini marshmallows to the container, if desired. This can be kept in the pantry for 6 months.

When you want to make hot cocoa, combine equal parts hot cocoa mix and hot water. I like to put the hot cocoa mix in the cup and add the hot liquid on top, and stir, in order to not get any lumps. Enjoy!

Note: As a guideline, ½ cup of cocoa mix and ½ cup hot water is the right amount for me to enjoy in one serving.



Source: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/drinks/spiced-pear-tea

Spiced Pear Tea


Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins

INGREDIENTS

1 orange
3 cups pear nectar
3 cups water
4 inches stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon whole cloves
6 regular-size tea bags
1/4 cup honey
Small orange slices (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove 3 wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Squeeze juice from orange.

2. In a large saucepan combine pear nectar, water, and orange juice. For the spice bag, place cinnamon, cloves, and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thick 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with a clean string. Add bag to pear nectar mixture.

3. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag and discard. Stir in honey. Serve in mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of each serving and serve with cinnamon stick stirrers.

Warm up With Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks

We are here to provide you with the quality water you and your family deserve. To learn more about our quality water, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com or call us at the number listed below. Stay warm!



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Friday, January 12, 2018

Give Your Family Quality Water to Cook Their Pasta In

Your family probably LOVES pasta night, so why wouldn’t you give them quality water to cook their pasta in? Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has been solving this area’s toughest water problems for over 4 decades and we are here for you and your family’s water needs. In the spirit of cooking pasta in quality water, our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks has found a GREAT pasta recipe you can try with your family. What says "love" more than some home cooking with your family?




Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!


Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/macaroni-and-cheese-recipe-1952854

Macaroni and Cheese

Total:55 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 40 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

4 cups dried macaroni
1 whole egg
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 heaping teaspoons dry mustard (more if desired)
1 pound sharp Cheddar, grated (not pre-grated cheese), plus more for baking
Salt
Seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional spices: cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook the macaroni until still slightly firm. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the egg. In a large pot, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly. Don't let it burn. Pour in the milk, add the mustard and whisk until smooth. Cook until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.

Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into the beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs. Whisk together until smooth. Pour the egg into the sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth. Add in the cheese and stir to melt. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and the pepper. Add any additional spices if desired. Taste the sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.

Pour in the drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Serve immediately (while it's still very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese and bake until bubbly and golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.


Ready to Bring Quality Water to Your Meals?


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. Give us a call at the number listed below or visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com to give your family quality Culligan water.



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Friday, January 5, 2018

Give Your Employees Quality Drinking Water!

As an employer, you probably care about the well-being of your employees right? Why not give them quality drinking water in the workplace then? While you may not have always had quality water at your past jobs, now is your chance to give your employees what you didn't have. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you. Here are some ways to get quality drinking water in your office and to increase water consumption at your place of business.



The Perfect Water Product for the Office


Our Bottle & Bottle Free Water Coolers can be a great addition to your office. Here are a few benefits of each product.

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!



Ways to Increase Water Consumption at Work


If you want your employees to be healthy and drinking enough water, then make sure they have good tasting water to consume, whether it be by itself or mixed in with a soup or tea. Here are some tips to help increase water consumption in the office.

Tip # 1
Host a water challenge with your employees.
Here's how you can assemble your water challenge. Pick a time period you want your water challenge to last through and have employees track their water consumption. The goal is to get everyone to consume atleast 8 glasses of water per day. Offer prizes to the top 3 employees who get the closest to that goal.


Tip # 2
Set a good example and drink plently of water yourself.
Your employees are most likely looking up to you, so set a good example and try to drink 8 glasses of water a day yourself.


Tip # 3
Explain the benefits of drinking enough water to your employees.
Make sure your employees know all of the health benefits that come along with getting your healthy, regular, daily water intake.


Give Your Employees Culligan Water!


If you are ready to supply your employees with quality drinking water at the Lake of the Ozarks, Culligan has you covered. We offer a variety of products that can help get your offices' water consumption back on track. Call your Culligan Man at 573-346-5221 to hear more about our fabulous water today.



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