Thursday, May 26, 2016

Common Questions About Water Quality - ANSWERED

Water is the heart of any household. It serves countless everyday purposes - drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, washing clothes, etc. With so many important roles to play, it is crucial that the water in your home always be clean and of good quality. If you have questions about the water quality in your home, it is important that you seek answers from an experienced, educated professional. This week, your Culligan Man at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to answer some common questions about home water quality.

Where Does My Water Come From?
All drinking water originates as either ground water or surface water. As it travels through rocks, sand, and soil, ground water is purified naturally and typically only requires minimal purification from professional water systems before it can be considered safe to drink. Surface water is often exposed to a significantly higher number of contaminants, on the other hand, and typically must undergo much more strenuous purification before it can be considered safe to drink.

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.

How Do I Know If I Have Hard Water?
Hard water usually manifests itself in several different ways. For example, it leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind. It also leaves a hard scale behind in hot water heating systems.

Will My Water Taste Salty If I Use A Water Softener?
No. A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty, as the amount of sodium added to the water is too minimal to notice.

My Water Has A Reddish Tint To It. What Could Be The Cause?
If your water has a reddish (or possibly yellowish) hue, there may be an above-average concentration of iron in it. This can also lead to reddish-brown stains on your laundry, plumbing fixtures, and cooking utensils.

Why Does My Water Stink?
As water makes its way from its source to your faucets, it can be exposed to a number of different contaminants that could result in an unpleasant smell. Here are a few examples:
  • A rotten egg odor can be caused by hydrogen sulfide in the soil near your well.
  • A musty, earthy, or woody smell can be caused by dissolved solids.
  • A chlorine smell can be caused by municipal additives.
  • A detergent odor (or foaming water) can be caused seepage from septic tanks into your underground water well.
  • A chemical smell (or taste) can be caused by a high iron content or industrial chemicals/pesticides seeping into your water.

What Is In My Tap Water?
Tap water generally consists of inorganic compounds, minerals, trace amounts of bacteria, and small amounts of chlorine designed to inhibit bacteria growth. If you are concerned about what substances may be in your tap water, our water treatment specialists at the Lake of the Ozarks can evaluate it for you.

How Do I Know If Bottled Water Is Safe To Drink?
You may opt for bottled water instead if you are concerned about drinking tap water. This can be a good alternative (especially if you are traveling), but you should ensure that the bottled water you purchase is supplied by a company that belongs to the International Bottled Water Association. This membership ensures that they undergo frequent testing to maintain the high standards of safe drinking water.

Contact Your Culligan Man For Answers To Your Other Questions!
Hopefully we've answered some of your common questions about water quality, but if there is one that we missed, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Culligan Lake of the Ozarks! We are here to help you in any way we can.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Salt Delivery & Water Softener Service at the Lake

As with all aspects of your home, your water softener requires routine maintenance and attention in order to continue functioning properly. A functioning water softener is integral to a home's overall health, as soft water extends the lifespan of many appliances and is much easier on your pipes. Constantly lugging giant bags of salt down to your water softener and keeping up with its maintenance can be time-consuming, however, and many homeowners allow this task to get pushed to the backs of their lists. Fortunately, your Culligan Man at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help!

Water Softener Maintenance & Support From Culligan

As your recognized water treatment experts, we know how to maintain your water system better than anyone. Our certified water technicians offer a wide range of services for your water softener, water filtration system, and drinking water system. In addition to our own products, we can also maintain and optimize most major brands. Our standard maintenance packages include several services, including:
  • Performance tune up
  • Adjusting regeneration frequency
  • Multi-point system inspection
  • Seting or re-set timers and sensors
  • Refilling salt
  • Sanitizing system
  • Water quality check
  • Inspecting water flow and checking for salt bridging in the tank

Exceptional Service & Maintenance

If you are happy with your current system but it is in need of a little extra attention, Culligan Lake of the Ozarks can help you out with that, too. As we just mentioned, our service technicians can provide service on all Culligan products as well as most major brands. We offer several different services, such as:
  • Salt delivery
  • Emergency service
  • Installation
  • Service system and repair
  • Replacement parts
  • Regular maintenance

Leave The Heavy Lifting To Your Culligan Man!

You have enough to take care of when it comes to maintaining your home. The least we can do is to help ease your burden a little bit by taking care of your water softener, filtration system, and other water-related needs! To learn more about how we can help you, visit our earlier blog post, What Can Culligan Offer You?, or check out our website at

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

What Can Culligan Offer You?

Here at Culligan Lake of the Ozarks, we hold ourselves accountable to a very important mission: to provide the best drinking water and overall water quality to the entire Lake Area! Culligan specializes in water softening, drinking water systems, bottled water delivery, and all types of water treatment at the Lake of the Ozarks, including Camden, Morgan, Laclede & Miller counties. Keep reading to learn more about what our drinking water company in Linn Creek MO can offer you.

Culligan® Aqua-Clear® Drinking Water System
Our patented Aqua-Clear drinking water system is the premier system available on the market today. Even within the same region and/or town, water quality can differ drastically. Our innovative Aqua-Clear® drinking water system features a 4-stage filtration system that removes any impurities and ensures you and your family enjoy the highest quality water possible - and may even save you money in the process!

Culligan® Bottle-Free®
If you are looking for the convenience and quality of bottled water without the hassle and environmental challenges that come with hundreds of individual bottles, our eco-friendly bottle-free water cooler may offer the perfect solution. By attaching to your home's central water system, our water cooler delivers an endless supply of pure water to your drinking glasses via our reverse osmosis system. You and your family will enjoy all the benefits of bottled water - without the bottle.

Culligan® Water Softeners
Hard water can affect your home and your family in more ways than you may realize. Hard water can contribute to corrosive build-up in your pipes and appliances, leading to potential maintenance problems and expensive repairs. Hard water can also dry out your skin, affect your hair, and affect your laundry. From the shower to the laundry room, our water softeners can completely transform the water throughout your entire home. Our high-efficiency water softener may even help you save money on your monthly energy bill. We also offer salt and delivery services so you don't have to worry about any of the heavy-lifting that sometimes comes with having a water softener in your home.

Culligan® Water Filtration Systems
Nothing transforms a home like a Culligan Whole House Water Filtration System. Our water filters are designed to take on every one of your home water's toughest challenges, from unpleasant smells to rust stains and everything in between. When it comes time for your filters to receive periodic maintenance, they will automatically send notice to your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Man so you never have to worry.

Water Delivery Services
Clean drinking water is almost as essential as the air we breathe. If you do not wish to install stationary water equipment in your home but are still interested in improving the quality of your water, your Culligan Man at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a convenient delivery service where we will bring a 5-gallon bottle of water to your home (or office) on a consistent basis. Our unique water coolers allow you to pour water that is hot or cold, whatever best fits your needs.

Contact Us For All Your Water-Related Needs!
Whether you're looking for a water softener, drinking water delivery, bottle-free high quality drinking water, a total home water system, or anything in between, Culligan Lake of the Ozarks is here to meet your every water-related need. We also offer a free water analysis at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as a variety of services specifically geared towards local businesses who wish to provide better drinking water to their valued employees. Visit our website at to learn more about how we can help you!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

National Drinking Water Week

Without drinking water, life as we know it would cease to exist. The human body is made up of 70% water, and we have to stay hydrated with good, high-quality fluids if we are to survive. In honor of National Drinking Water Week, Culligan Lake of the Ozarks is here to celebrate quality drinking water in our local community.

National Drinking Water Week: May 1-7, 2016

Water is at the basis of practically every beverage we consume on a day-to-day basis, including soft drinks, lemonade, tea, and coffee. Even when we are not drinking water directly, then, our bodies are still using the natural hydration that water brings.

National Drinking Water Week is a time specifically set aside to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. The theme for National Drinking Water 2016 is "Your Water - To Know It Is To Love It." In order to help you get to know the importance of drinking water (and all water in general), our Lake of the Ozarks water company has compiled the following interesting facts for you.

Fun Facts About Water
Facts pulled from Culligan International

The average human could survive without food for nearly a month, but only a week without water.

By the time you feel thirsty, your body has lost more than 1% of its total water.

Good hydration can help prevent arthritis. 

Approximately 80% of your brain tissue is made up of water.

On average, men need about 3 liters (13 cups) of water per day, and women need about 2.2 liters (9 cups).

Water makes up about 70% of a human's body weight.

Drinking water increases your metabolism, which can help you lose weight.

Good hydration can help reduce cavities and tooth decay.

More Fun Facts About Water
Facts pulled from All About Water.

Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. No matter where it travels, water carries a certain amount of nutrients, minerals, and chemicals with it.

The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.

The average person in the United States uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet takes up the largest amount of this water.

The weight a person loses immediately following an intense workout is weight from water, not fat.

At birth, water accounts for 80% of an infant's body weight.

Thanks For Choosing Culligan As Your Water Resource At The Lake!

In light of all these facts, it's easy to see how water plays such an integral role in our day-to-day lives. We are proud to provide high-quality drinking water systems at the Lake of the Ozarks. We also offer total in-house water systems to improve the quality of water you use for everything in your home - washing dishes, laundry, bathing, etc. If you are interesting in evaluating your options for improving your water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call! We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can.

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