The benefits of treated water.

Piperock has hard water...
How does hard water affect you and your household

True to its name, hard water can hit you - and your pocket - hard. It works against you in most indoor uses, such as bathing, washing dishes, and shaving. It can clog plumbing in appliances, cutting down on efficiency and hiking up energy and maintenance bills.
Treated water means less housework:
* Cleaner sinks, bathtubs, fixtures and tile
* Cleaner, brighter laundry
* Less time spent scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom

The difference between softening water and filtering water.
You don't have to be a hydrologist to understand the basic principles behind water filtration and water softening. Here's an abridged version of what happens when you filter or soften water. Filtering water involves separating mineral particles, like manganese, iron, hydrogen sulfide or other organic matter, from pure H2O. By passing water through a "filter bed," or "media bed," these granular particles are trapped - and clean, purified water passes through the bed.

Softening water involves something called "ion exchange" to remove dissolved minerals - like calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese - that can't be trapped in a filter bed. Softeners use fresh resin beads with sodium attached to the resin. As water enters the tank, dissolved calcium and magnesium are attracted to the resin. The resin passes up the sodium in exchange for the dissolved chemicals and the water is then rid of these impurities.

Filtering or softening, which do you need?
Whether you use a filter or a softener depends on whether the contaminates in your water are particles or dissolved minerals. CulliganĀ® Water Filters remove the substances from your water that can cause staining, foul odors, and the need for excessive cleanup. Household chores become easier because your water is working with you, not against you. To find out what's ailing your water, contact your local Culligan Man at Piperock for a free water analysis.

Easier living with softer water:
* Softer, smoother skin
* Shinier hair
* Softer, fluffier laundry
* Easier household cleaning
* Less soap, shampoo, and detergent use
* Water heating bills reduced by up to 29%

Choosing the water quality improvement system that's right for you and your family does not have to be a chore. Your local Culligan Man at Piperock can help you with solutions for your water problems.