Common Water Problems

At Culligan, we work hard to solve your home water problems to ensure your family gets the safest, purest water possible.

Hard Water Stains

Water becomes hard when it picks up dissolved minerals in the earth like calcium and magnesium, which can be found in all natural water supplies. While the degree of hardness may vary in different communities and households, homes with hard water suffer from scale buildup in pipes and appliances, increased soap and detergent use, and sticky, filmy skin, hair and dishes. A home water softener can solve your hard water problems.

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Iron in Water, Rust Stains

Excessive iron in your water supply is what causes those ugly rust colored stains on your sinks, bathtubs, toilet bowls, laundry and plumbing fixtures. Your drinking water can even have a yellow or orange tinge and taste metallic. A water softener or sediment filter can be used to treat iron content in your water supply, depending on the type and quantity.


Tap Water Tastes/Smells Bad

Usually, bad tastes and odors in your water come hand in hand. Does your water taste and smell of chlorine? Is it musty or moldy tasting? Oily and gas smelling? Does it remind you of rotten eggs? Each characteristic is the result of its own unique problem and can be treated accordingly through carbon filtration. Pure, quality water should not have any unpleasant taste or odor; it should be clean and refreshing.


Acid Corrosion & Acid Stains

If your water has a low pH level, it probably got that way from the seepage of industrial wastes or acid mine waters. If you’re not sure if your municipal water supply is acidic, one tell-tale sign is the blue-green stains that appear on your kitchen and bathroom surfaces and fixtures. The blue-green color of the stains actually comes from acid-corroded copper in your pipes, which also makes water unsuitable for drinking. Acid levels and stains can be reduced with reverse osmosis filtration.


Other Common Water Problems

Water contaminants come from a variety of sources. Some seep in from bedrock, others come from your home’s old pipes and some are even added in by local municipalities. Regardless of where they originate, contaminants reduce the quality of your water and may be detrimental you health. Many of these contaminants have no color, taste or smell, which makes them difficult to detect without a professional water test.