Friday, August 18, 2017

Can Drinking Water Really Make You Feel Fuller?

You are in the first week of your new diet and you are starving! Really think about it though, are you actually hungry or could you possibly just be dehydrated? The human body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. Your body can require approximately between 2 to 3 liters of water or other beverages to replenish itself. Water is a key component in good everyday health. It also has other advantages too, such as helping you feel FULL FASTER and LONGER. In today's blog, Culligan of the Lake of the Ozarks is going to share information on how water can make you feel full, water based foods and warning on not to drink too much water because it is possible.

Water Can Make You Feel Full

According to the SFGate website, Dr. Melina Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Speicalist, cited on CNN Health, revealed that people who drink two glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before meals lose significantly more weight than people who do not. At times it can very difficult for the body to tell the difference between hunger and thirst. Due to this, water can often be used to curb your hunger or cravings. Staying hydrated consistently is important o avoid eating more food than your body actually needs.

Water-Based Foods

Eating water based foods can also trick your body into thinking it's full.  Eating water-based foods have a similar effect to drinking water. Water based foods include foods such as:

  • Soup (Broth-Based)
  • Lettuce
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Eating these types of food can have comparable effects to drinking a glass of water. Consider eating a piece of fruit or vegetables before a meal to feel full faster and cut back on eating too many calories.

Warning: Don't Drink Too Much Water

Believe it or not, it is possible to drink too much water. This can be very dangerous and lead to hypotermia, which can lead to confusion, seizures and possibly a coma. Drinking multiple gallons of water at a time can lead to this. This rare condition is more commonly found in athletes and the elderly. Only use water as a supplementary tool and not a replacement for food when you are dieting. You may consider consulting a doctor before beginning an extreme diet.

Culligan: Better Water. Pure and Simple

Culligan offers a wide variety of contemporary, stylish cooler designs. Lake of the Ozarks Culligan offers a variety of options based on your needs and budget. Bottled Culligan Water Coolers can make a great addition to your office, home office, or even your home! You can have great tasting, cold water right at your fingertoips. Our cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water goes great on a hot day or even on a cold day in your soups, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Contact your Culligan Man of the Lake of the Ozarks and take advantage of our special offers. See our website for more information.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

It’s National Water Quality Month

It’s National Water Quality Month! The nature of your water is essential. In honor of National Water Quality Month, Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you 7 things you can do to help keep your water sources clean.

1. Recycle Your Used Items

Recycling your items and disposing of items that can not be recycled the right way can drastically help the environment and keep your water clean. Recycling keeps your items from reaching river other water sources. Even just throwing a cigarette in the trash vs. the ground can help a lot.

2. Minimize Your Chemical Use

Eliminating or minimizing as much as possible your use of harsh chemicals as much as possible is a great way to protect the global waters from chemicals. For example, fertilizers normally consist of phosphorous and nitrogen. If these chemicals reach the water, they can lead to a surge in algae growth, which can then lead t the killing of existing aquatic life.

3. Reduce Your Water Use When Possible

Lower your water usage to as much as possible. Lowering it keeps water supplies cleaner by reducing chemicals used in treatment.

4. Dispose of Your Hazardous Materials Correctly

Proper Disposal of your chemicals, such as motor oil, paints or pharmaceuticals keeps them from entering your water source. Check with your local municipal center on where you can drop off materials such as these in your area.

5. Keep Runoff Minimal

When water runs down a street it picks up toxins off the street and can eventually reach your waterways. To minimize this, you can sweep rather than hose down your driveway. When washing your car, try using a bucket rather than a hose. Even your choice in landscaping can help with the runoff. Having gravel over garden will help with the runoff.

6. Advocate for Clean Water

Once you have learned how to keep your water clean, spread the word! Use your new found knowledge to teach others how to keep their water clean, possible through a community education program. Speak at chamber meetings or town meetings. Bring it up at the local PTA meeting. This affects everyone, so spreading the word can be essential because this is an issue that involves everyone.

7. Participate in Clean Up Efforts

Participate in town clean up to help remove the trash from the water. Better yet, you can even organize a church group or school clean up to help maximize your efforts.

In Need of Fresh, Clean Water in Your Home?

The quality of your home water can cause a variety of issues if you don’t have good, quality water. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is happy to be able to provide good quality water services at the Lake of the Ozarks to you and your family. To contact us today, call 573-719-1314.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The Lake area features fun, family-friendly events all summer long! This weekend is the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, which is a great event that the whole family can enjoy that also benefits a great cause. There will be lots of fun activities from bounce houses to live DJ. Culligan Lake of the Ozarks is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop. Continue reading to learn more about this family-friendly event.

Friday, August 4 ~ Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! The one-of-a-kind quacky golf tournament will kick off the Duck Drop fun. The 5th Annual Duck Drop golf tournament features quacky twists. Crazy holes and fun obstacles will be placed around the course to test your game. Although early bird registration has ended, there is still time to register your team to place in the most fun golf tournament at the Lake!

The Ridge Golf Course
1:00 PM Shotgun (NEW TIME!)
Lunch & Registration Start at 11:30 AM
Cost - $125 per player

Saturday, August 5 ~ Duck Drop & Fun Zone

THE BIG DAY! Kids of all ages are welcomed to join us at the Dam Bait & Campground for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies. Fun Zone wrist bands are FREE and include all Fun Zone events, games and prizes. Duck Drop Tickets can be purchased at the Fun Zone until 11:00 AM for just $5 each for your chance to win $5,000 and 10 other GREAT prizes.

The best place to view the duck drop is just past the Lake Ozark Campground and RV park office. Thousands of ducks will be dropped from the helicopter, as well as from pontoon boats in the river. They will race to the finish line, and the first duck to cross the finish line wins $5,000! 10 additional ducks to cross the finish line will also win prizes. The winners will be announced at the Family Fun Zone and on Mix 92.7!

All funds raised remain local and are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization.

Family Fun Zone - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Duck Drop - Noon
Lake Ozark Campground and RV Park (below the dam)

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is fun for the whole family! Purchas a ticket today from a local Kiwanis member or from Woods (Osage Beach, Lake Ozark and Sunrise Beach), HyVee, Tri County YMCA, Aria Beach Spa and Central Ban ( Camdenton, KK Branch, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark). All proceeds from this event will benefit many local non-profit organizations. For more information, visit

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Friday, July 28, 2017

How Water Can Improve Your Life

Water is a vital part of our lives. The average person could live without food for nearly a month, but we could only survive about a week without water - that's how essential water is to our lives. However, it's easy to forget to drink the proper amount of water every day. When we become dehydrated, our bodies are affected by it, so it's important to drink the proper amount of water. If you do stay properly hydrated, here are a few benefits you can experience. 

1. It can increase energy levels. Water makes up nearly 60 percent of our body, and every single one of our organs and other bodily functions needs water to function properly. Once our bodies start to feel dehydrated, our bodies tend to slow down, which can leave you feeling sluggish, tired and irritable. If you're feeling like you need a quick pick me up, don't reach for the coffee, try drinking a glass of water instead.

2. It can improve your digestion. Did you know that drinking water during or after a meal can actually aid in digestion? Water can help break down food and help our bodies absorb the nutrients we need. While it's not necessary to drink water in order to digest food, it certainly helps out.

3. It can help with weight loss. Drinking water and been thought to help with weight loss for a long time. In fact, 30 - 60 percent of Americans who are trying to lose weight will increase their water intake. Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn for at least an hour, which could help with modest weight loss. 

4. It can help with joint and back pain. There are many different reasons why your joints may hurt, however, drinking more water could help ease the pain. While increasing your water intake may not cure the pain, it can help your body handle the underlying issues that are causing you pain. 

5. It can help improve your skin. Our skin contains a lot of water and acts as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Dehydration may make your skin look dry, dull and wrinkled. Although drinking water may not help with fine lines, proper hydration can help your skin look glowing. 

6. It can improve your immune system. Water has a huge impact on your immune system. Water helps keep our organs and other bodily fluids working properly. It flushes out toxins and ensures our cells get all the oxygens they need to function. All of this can help keep you healthy and fight viruses, infections and other ailments. 

Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks makes it easy for you to have access to the best drinking water available. When you have delicious drinking water that is easily available, it's easy to drink more water! We offer a wide variety of home water solutions, including drinking water systems and water filtration systems. Let us help you stay hydrated so that you can start seeing the many benefits of water.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

What To Do When Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Have you ever turned on your water and the smell that came out was less than pleasant? That's usually the tell tale sign that you may have sulfur sneaking its way into your water. Nobody wants contaminants in their drinking water, and having your water smell like rotten eggs can be a pretty upsetting experience. At Culligan®, we're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks water needs, and our goal is to make getting clean, refreshing water as easy as possible. If you find out that your water may be contaminated with sulfur, here is what you can do.

The Effects of Sulfur in Water

The unmistakable scent of rotten eggs has nothing to with eggs, in fact, it's usually linked to sulfur. The chemical usually makes its way into your water at the source when the supply originates from groundwater, so it's very common for sulfur to be in well-water. Although sulfur in water is not known to cause serious health effects, it can be very unpleasant to the senses, especially to our noses!

Sulfur water can lead to unpleasant odors and tastes, and it can lead to corrosion of your metal appliances and it can discolor silverware and copper/brass utensils. You may also notice sulfur water affecting your laundry, leaving your water greasy and your clothing discolored.

What Can You Do?

Once you know that sulfur is the culprit of your foul smelling, bad tasting water, you may be wondering what you can do to get rid of the sulfur in your water. Although your city may be treating the water, sulfur can remain in the water all the way until it reaches your home. Luckily, Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks has a few products that could help make sure your water is free from any contaminants. By adding a water filtration system, you can have better-smelling and better-tasting water throughout your home immediately.

Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks offers a FREE in-home water test so you can know exactly what's in your tap water. There is no purchase required, no obligation and the best part is, it's absolutely FREE! Testing your water by a licensed water expert at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect solution to determine if you have a water problem. If any problems are found, we can properly solve your water problem with Culligan® backed equipment and services that may be necessary to have high-quality water. To schedule your in-home water test, call us today at 573-719-1314.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

5 Clever Ways To Get Your Kids To Drink More Water

The two main ways to keep your kids healthy are to make sure they get enough of exercise and to ensure they drink plenty of water. While getting them to exercise may be easy, making sure they drink plenty of water can be hard, especially with all the sugary juices and soda available. Statistics show that more than 40 percent of American don't drink the recommended amount of water daily, and nearly 25 percent of all kids don't drink any water on any given day. To help your kids drink more water, Culligan Lake of the Ozarks has five clever tricks you can try.

1. Make It Fun

Make drinking water more fun for kids. You can get them a cool new cup with their favorite character on it to encourage them to drink more. In addition, you can freeze ice cubes into fun shapes to get them more excited about their water. There are a bunch of different tray shapes out there including mustaches, stars, animals, etc. While you may remember drinking chocolate milk out of a silly straw, who said you can't use them for water? You just never know what your kid may find entertaining, so it's worth a shot!

2. Add Some Color

Water has some tough competition with juices and soda when it comes to being colorful. Water shouldn't be pink, blue, purple or any other color. However, you can always make it that way by adding in some fresh fruit. You can either freeze the fruit into ice cubes or put slices of fruit or berries right into the water itself.

3. Play A Game

Who doesn't love a fun game? So, turn drinking water into a fun game for your kids. If they have a favorite cup, challenge them to drink to a certain level. If they're old enough, you could even teach them to pour themselves a glass of water. Be creative a come up with a way you can make water more fun for them.

4. Be A Role Model

There is no better way to encourage kids to drink more water than to do it yourself. Show your kids that water is "yummy" by drinking plenty yourself. How are you suppose to tell your kids to drink enough water if you're not drinking enough? Be a good role model by making sure you're drinking enough water right along with your kids.

5. Make It Taste Good

Who likes drinking icky water? The best way to make sure kids drink enough water is by making sure it tastes good. If you have clean, refreshing water that's easily available to them, they will hopefully be more encouraged to drink more.

With Culligan Lake of the Ozarks, we can help make it easy for your entire family to have refreshing water available at every tap. To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, contact us at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

5 Ways Installing A Water Softener Can Help Save You Money

Hard water is very common in the Lake of the Ozarks. Hard water is composed of dissolved minerals and salts like calcium and magnesium. Hard water can cause many issues, such as dry skin, dull hair, spots and stains on glassware, calcium buildup and laundry stains. While hard water won't physically hurt you, it can hurt your home. Installing a water softener can help ease these issues, however, is it really worth the money? Here are 5 ways that a water softener can actually save you money.

1. Save Money On Appliances

Hard water can reduce the life and efficiency of your plumbing and any appliances that use it. You will constantly replace small items like the flapper on your toilet, as the water could destroy the rubber and cause your toilet to leak. In addition, if you use hard water in your coffee pot, you'll eventually have to replace the coffee pot, as the hard water will build up inside. While these things are small, having to constantly replace them can add up. In addition, your larger appliances will also suffer. Your dishwater and washing machine could experience more breakdowns, and having to replace these expensive items will not be helpful on the pocketbook.

Installing a Culligan® water softener can help you save more money on appliance maintenance, efficiency and hot water bills. In addition, our water softeners are built to last and practically pay for themselves!

2. Save Money On Water & Cleaners

It's hard to create a lather with hard water, which means you end up using more soap and wasting more water. Hard water also creates stains that appear practically everywhere in the kitchen and bathrooms, which means you'll spend more money on soaps, detergents and harsh chemical cleaners to get rid of the stubborn stains. In addition, hard water also dries your skin, so there is more money you're having to spend on lotions and moisturizers to keep your skin feeling smooth.

3. Save Money On Energy

Hard water is tough on water heaters. They have to waste more energy on hard water than they do on soft water, which reduces their efficiency. Increased water usage means high water and energy bills. Culligan® has the world's most efficient water softener, which is proven to save you more money on not only salt but also on water and electricity.

4. Save You Time

water flow runs slower with hard water, which means you'll need to spend more time under the shower head and with your hands under the faucet. In addition, you'll also be spending more time cleaning the hard water stains on your showers, sinks, toilets and other fixtures.

5. Save Your Effort

If you do choose to install a water softener, make sure you choose Culligan®. If you choose a water softener from another brand, you'll be putting in extra effort into maintaining your equipment and even more effort lifting heavy salt bags. In addition to providing you with the best water softening equipment at the Lake of the Ozarks and expert maintenance, we can also deliver salt right to your door.

To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, contact your Culligan Man® at 573-719-1314. We can schedule an at home water test and recommend the best treatment plan for your home. Better water is just a phone call away!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Effects Of Water Type And Your Garden

Summer is in full swing. And just like us, your plants need plenty of water to stay healthy throughout the summer months. Water at the Lake of the Ozarks can be extremely hard. If you use a water softener to treat the water in your home, you may be wondering what kind of water is best for your plants. Here is how hard and soft water can affect your plants so you can make the right decision for everything in your garden.

Hard Water & Your Garden

Hard water contains calcium and magnesium carbonate salts It causes stains, spots and build-up on sinks and fixtures in your home. In the right amount, hard water minerals can actually benefit your plants. However, at very high levels, calcium and magnesium can hurt a more diverse garden, so be sure to check for any signs of stunted growth.

If you're growing plants that love acid like Azaleas, Caladiums and Begonias, you'll need to check the pH of your water. High alkalinity is common in hard water, which could cause problems for plant growth.

While it's ok to use hard water on your plants, if you have a diverse garden or have delicate plants, they have issues, especially if hard water is their only source of water. Keep an eye out for damage caused by pH water or high levels of minerals.

Soft Water & Your Garden

If your plants get plenty of rainwater, then occasional soft water won't hurt. However, watering plants exclusively with soft water isn't recommended. Most water softeners use sodium chloride, which can cause a gradual build-up of sodium in garden soil, which can cause plant growth problems.

Soft water is fine to use in your garden, but it doesn't provide any benefits to your garden. Soft water should only be used occasionally on an outdoor garden that receives natural rain as well.

How Reverse Osmosis Water Can Help

A reverse osmosis filter can greatly reduce contaminants in the water, which makes it a very popular choice for gardeners with plant diversity. The biggest benefit is creating clean, consistent water. You can easily control the nutrients and fertilizers you add. Gardeners with bacteria, iron and chlorine problems will appreciate the benefits of reverse osmosis water. It's basically like having rain water from your faucet. Plus, the pH of RO water can easily be changed, so plants with specific acid or alkaline requirements will benefit from the versatility of reverse osmosis.

Reverse Osmosis is the best water for a serious gardener, as it allows precise control of the nutrient flow to the plants. If you would like to learn more about Culligan® reverse osmosis system, give our Lake of the Ozarks water experts a call at 573-719-1314. We would love to help you have the garden of your dreams!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Truth About Iron In Well Water

There is nothing better than a tall, cold glass of water on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, if you have well water, that cold water may have a funky taste. Well water in many areas, including the Lake of the Ozarks have many different contaminants in them that could lead your water looking, tasting and smelling bad. One of the most common contaminants in well water is iron, and it can leave your water tasting like you have a bloody lip, and nobody wants that when they want to enjoy a glass of refreshing water.

How Iron Enters Water

There are two ways that iron enters well water:

Rainwater or melted snow can travel from the ground's surface and through the soil to become part of the water supply. If the soil contains iron, it can dissolve into the wandering water and travel with it.

Exposure to a combination of water and oxygen causes iron to deteriorate. Unfortunately, if the casings and pipes of a well water supply are made of iron, it can corrode. Rust can flake off the well's components and into the water traveling from the well to your tap.

Is Iron Harmful?

Our bodies need iron to function properly, but iron, like many substances, is toxic at high dosage. However, we don't drink enough water to consume iron at toxic levels. The Environmental Protection Agency considers iron in well water as a secondary contaminant, which means it doesn't have a direct impact on health.

Damage Iron Can Cause

While iron may not affect your health, it can cause costly damages and other issues.

Iron in well water can take it tolls on laundry, dishes, sinks and tubs. It can stain these items red, yellow or brown and they are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove.

When iron travels with water, it can often time settle in certain spots. When iron settles, it can accumulate and end up clogging your dishwashers, washing machines, sprinklers, wells, water pumps and other similar appliances and accessories.

Iron in well water can affect your food and beverages. Iron causes water to taste metallically, which can carry into coffee, tea and other beverages made with iron contaminated water. In addition to the bad taste, iron can add an unpleasant, inky blackness to beverages. Food, especially vegetables, cooked in water containing iron can turn dark and absorb the taste of the water.

Let Culligan Help

If your water contains iron, our Lake of the Ozarks water treatment company can help! We offer a wide range of products to help with your water issues. From water softeners to whole house water filters, no matter your problem, Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks can help! To speak with one of our water experts at the Lake of the Ozarks, call us at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Is My Water Safe?

There are many different minerals and contaminants that can get into your water. However, sometimes it can be hard to tell what is in our water or if our water has any contaminants in it. Your Lake of the Ozarks water treatment company is taking a closer look at a few common water contaminants and how to tell if they're in your water.

How to tell if your water has...

Lead can enter your home when lead plumbing materials, which can include faucets, pipes, fittings and the solder that holds them together become corroded and begin to release lead into the water. According to the EPA, corrosion is most likely to happen when water has a high acid or low mineral content and sits inside pipes for several hours. As of January 2014, all newly installed water faucets, fixtures, pipes and fittings must meet new lead-free requirements, which reduces the amount of lead allowed to 0.25 percent. However, this doesn't apply to existing fixtures found in many older homes. Metals like copper, iron and lead found in tap water have their own unique smells and tastes. However, the best way to tell if your water contains lead is to schedule an in-home water test from a professional water treatment company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Iron can seep into your water the same way that lead can. While iron won't harm you, it can cause damage to your property and food. Iron can stain your laundry, dishes and water receptacles like sinks and tubs red, yellow or brown, and they are difficult, if not impossible, to remove. It can also clog dishwashers, washing machines, sprinklers, wells, water pumps and other similar appliances and accessories. Iron in the water can also affect the food that cooked in it as well, turning it into unappetizingly dark and absorbs the taste of the water. It causes water to taste metallically and it can be carried into coffee, tea and other beverages made with water.

Chlorine is one of the most commonly used water disinfectants used by water companies. However, it can leave an unpleasant taste in your water when it reaches your home. In addition, you may also be able to smell the chlorine in your water.

Hydrogen sulfide gas produces a strong and unpleasant "rotten egg" or "sulfur" odor and taste in water. In some cases, the odor may be present only when the water is first turned on or when hot water is run. Heat forces the gas into the air, which may cause the odor to be especially offensive in the shower. Sulfur, sulfates and hydrogen sulfates are not generally considered harmful because the taste and odor are so unpleasant at such low levels that the taste and smell would prohibit most people from drinking it well before it reached harmful levels. It can also cause yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and it can tarnish silver and can discolor copper and brass utensils.

Hey, Culligan Man!®

The best way to know if there are any contaminants in your water is to schedule an in-home water treatment test. When you schedule on with your local Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Man®, we can let you know what kinds of contaminants are in your water and the best way to treat them. To schedule your water test, call us today at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

The Importance of Staying Hydrated In The Summer

We know it's important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. However, it's even more important to do so during the summer months. With the extreme heat and outdoor fun, it's important to stay hydrated as to not suffer the consequences of dehydration. Your Lake of the Ozarks water service company is looking more in-depth on the importance of staying hydrated during the summer.

Staying Hydrated This Summer

While most people have heard they should they should drink 6 - 8, 8-ounces glasses of water a day, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Water is the best for staying hydrated. While other drinks and foods can help you stay hydrated, they can add extra calories from sugar to your diet.

Signs of Dehydration

It's important to be able to recognize the signs of dehydration. They include:

- Little to no urine
- Urine that is darker than usual
- Dry mouth
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Extreme thirst
- Headache
- Confusion
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- No tears when crying

Don't wait until you notice the symptoms of dehydration to take action. It's important to be proactive and drink plenty of water. Some people are at a higher risk of dehydration, including those who exercise at high intensity for too long, have certain medical conditions, are sick or are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, older adults are also at a higher risk, as the brain may not be able to sense dehydration and don't send signals for thirst.

Heat Exhaustion vs Heatstroke

 When dehydration is not taken care of, it could turn into heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Heat exhaustion is the precursor to heatstroke. It's the direct result of the body overheating.

Signs of Heat Exhaustion

- Heavy sweating
- Rapid pulse
- Dizziness
- Fatigue
- Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea
- Headaches

When heat exhaustion is not addressed, a heatstroke can occur.  Heatstroke is the most severe heat-related illness and without treatment can lead to death. Heatstroke results when your body temperature rises to 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. At this temperature, your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles can also become damaged, which can lead to serious complications or death.

Signs of Heatstroke

- High body temperature
- Altered mental state or behavior
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flushed skin
- Rapid breathing
- Racing heart beat

If you believe that someone is experiencing a heatstroke, it's recommended to take them to seek emergency care.

Avoid Dehydration This Summer

- Keep a bottle of water with you throughout the day.

- Try adding fruit slices to your water to encourage you to drink more.

- Drink water before, during and after working out, especially when working out outdoors.

- When you're feeling hungry, try drinking water. The feeling of hunger is often confused for thirst.

- If you have trouble remembering to drink enough water, try drinking on a schedule. For example, try drinking water when you wake up, at breakfast, lunch and drink and before you go to bed. Or a small glass before the beginning of each hour.

Water makes up more than half your body weight, and we lose water each day through sweat, going to the bathroom and even breathing. You lose water even faster when the weather is hot. If you don't replace the water you lose, you can become dehydrated. Make it easy to stay hydrated this summer by keeping clean and refreshing water nearby. Culligan Lake of the Ozarks can help you do that with our water filtration systems and bottled water delivery services. To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, call us today at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Find Out What's In Your Water

We've discussed what could be found in water. From calcium to lead, there are a lot of things that could be lurking in your water. However, have you ever wondered what is in your water at home? Culligan Lake of the Ozarks offers a FREE in-home water test so you no longer have to wonder. While some water contaminants are easy to spot, others don't have obvious symptoms. Having a professional Lake of the Ozarks water service professional test your water can let you know exactly what is in your water and how you can treat it.

FREE In-Home Water Test

Culligan 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 Work

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.

Schedule Yours Today!

If you're curious to find out what's in your water, schedule a free in-home water test with your Culligan Man®. It's never been easier to know exactly what's in your water and to get better quality water. You can schedule your test by either calling 573-719-1314 or visiting us online at

Culligan® is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks water treatment needs. From water filtration systems to bottled water, we can help you have better, more refreshing water. To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, give us a call today at 573-719-1314. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What People Are Saying About Your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Man

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 invented the water softening process in 1936. Together, you can count on us for the finest water treatment equipment and service. We're truly grateful to our outstanding customers who have helped us get where we are today. We wanted to highlight just a few of the great feedback we've gotten from our satisfied clients over the years. Keep reading to find out what people are saying about Culligan Lake of the Ozarks.

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Customer Testimonials

"It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Culligan's reverse osmosis with distilled cartridge to any dental practice.

I was frustrated with having to allow time for a staff member to go to the store for bottles of distilled water. It was time-consuming and took time away from patient care. The new system in our office was easily installed & has eliminated those worries. There is a special tap for the water that our assistants use when filling our sterilization equipment. It is SO easy!

Not only are the fees for the service affordable, but the relief of not having to run weekly errands is priceless." ~ Deborah B.

"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.

"Both Penny and Mark did a wonderful job. Penny in explaining the system and the benefits, what she would recommend and just an overall great presentation! She sure sold us on the Culligan product! Mark arrived promptly, installed all the equipment efficiently and answered all questions we had regarding equipment. Thanks to both Penny and Mark for a job well done!" ~ Cindy D.

"Everyone/everything was great. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Penny did a great job showing/explaining my options and we figured out what would work best for me. My installer was great, even though we ran into a few snags during the installation process. Culligan is great and I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you!" ~ Kelsey P. 

Because we have been serving the Lake of the Ozarks since 1975, you can count on us to provide you the utmost service and the best solutions to your water problems. If you are needing water treatment services at the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you keep us in mind. We would be honored to assist with any and all of your water-related needs. For more information about our water services, visit our website at We look forward to serving you!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

What Else Can You Use Culligan® Filtered Water For?

Tap water contains many different contaminants. While we may not be able to physically see these contaminants, we could be experienced some of the side effects. While we know the benefits of filtered water for drinking, filtered water can benefit many other aspects of your life. Your Lake of the Ozarks water specialists offers other ways you can use Culligan® filtered water.

Benefits Of Filtered Water For Pets

- It helps regulate water intake. Just like how water is an important part of our diet, it's also an important part of your pet's diet too. If your pet isn't drinking enough (or if they drink too much) it could cause serious ailments. Having cold, filtered water available to them can help control the amount of water they intake and keep them happy and healthy.

- It helps avoid contaminants. Tap water has many different contaminants. Bottled water is shockingly less regulated than tap water. A filter can get rid of all these contaminants, which helps makes the water safe to drink for everyone.

- Because it tastes better! While you may not think this, pets can be quite finicky when it comes to the water they drink. Believe it or not, pets sometimes prefer to drink out of the toilet rather than the tap water that has been sitting out in their bowl all day. This is because the water in the toilet bowl is usually cold, plus it has fewer chemicals. The longer that tap water sits out, the more chemicals dissipate. Make sure their water is more appetizing than the toilet water and fill their water bowl with fresh, filtered water.

Benefits Of Filtered Water For Cooking

- Better tasting coffee and tea.
- More appetizing food.
- Tastier homemade bread.
- Faster cooking time for pastas and rice.
- Cleaner fruits and vegetables.

When unfiltered water is used in cooking, chemicals like chlorine and other contaminants can affect the taste of the food we eat. An effective solution to ensure the water in your glass or recipe is pure and great tasting is with filtered water. Washing produce in filtered water also prevents contamination with chlorine and other related byproducts.

Benefits Of Filtered Water For Showering

- Keeps your faucets and showerheads clean. Filtered water can help keep the water that comes out of your showerhead clean. You may not think of what is coming out of the showerhead when you turn on the water. Millions of microorganisms and bacteria could be piled up inside if your water is unfiltered. In addition, hard water and chemicals can be tough on your home's internal workings. Filtered water can help your plumbing system last longer.

- Lowers health risks. Untreated and unfiltered water can contain a lot of chemicals that can affect your health and well-being. When you shower, these chemicals could enter your body via inhalation and through open pores. Exposure to chlorine can also cause physical fatigue, mental depression and lowered autoimmune function. This makes it harder for your body to fight off infectious diseases and allergic reactions.

At Culligan®, we offer many different water solutions for your home. If you would like to speak to a one of our water specialist at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Culligan® at 573-719-1314.

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