See Why Wichita Trusts Culligan for Soft Water
Hard water overworks your Wichita home's appliances, makes cleaning take twice as long, and impacts the taste and quality of your drinking water – take action!
Hard water can drag down your home’s efficiency and make everything from showering to your morning coffee less appealing. Over time, hard water can even contribute to serious problems with plumbing, major appliances, and more.
Because most Wichita residents get their water from either the Cheney Reservoir or the Equus Beds (a groundwater aquifer), water quality can be impacted by higher-than-average levels of dissolved minerals. In the late summer months, water may also be impacted by more seasonal environmental contaminants that reduce water quality and appeal.
Added minerals in the water supply don’t generally pose a health or safety problem, but in addition to making it a challenge to drink enough water at home, they’re responsible for premature corrosion and wear of plumbing and fixtures as well as major appliances like your water heater and dishwasher.
Wichita Hard Water
Since a majority of Wichita depends on aquifer and reservoir resources, with the small exception of those who use private wells, residents are likely to see white, chalky buildup at home from minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.
This buildup is most noticeable on fixtures like your shower head or faucets, and it can also leave behind red or brownish stains. Wichita residents may also notice it in places like tea kettles or coffee pots as white residue that can be hard to remove and that adversely affects how beverages taste.
Over time, this buildup can impact all the ways you use water in your home — from your showers to laundry, dishes, and more. Many of these minerals, in high enough concentrations, can also make water’s taste or odor unappealing giving it a metallic or sulfur-like smell in certain areas, often in the late summer.
Hard water also makes it harder to get an effective clean at home, and this applies to just about everything you wash at home, from yourself to dishes and windows, surfaces and laundry. Hard water minerals reduce the effectiveness of soaps and cleaners, so not only are those water spots hard to remove and a headache to look at, it’ll take a lot of extra product, in addition to your own elbow grease, to get a good clean.
Trust the Kansas Water Softening Experts
To remove even the most stubborn hard water issues at home, trust the custom water softening from our advanced line of patented water softeners.
Built to specifically target the problem minerals and contaminants facing Wichita, our line of custom water softeners deliver a water quality difference you’ll notice in every room of your home. Using patented, smart technology, Culligan water softeners eliminate iron, calcium, magnesium, and more so your home runs better the moment we install it.
Water Softener Benefits:
With Wichita water experts on hand to test your water and review your results, it’s easy to find the right water softening solution for your house, your needs, and your budget.
- Reduce utility bills with softer, more efficient water.
- Extend major appliance life — from the dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, and more.
- Enjoy better-tasting water without mineral aftertaste or unpleasant odor.
- Improve the look and feel of hair, skin, and nails.
- Help laundry last longer, and look better, with soft water that’s gentler on fabrics.
- Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.
Wichita residents have trusted their water to Culligan for over 80 years. During that time, we’ve gotten to know Wichita water in a way few other companies can — by providing local, in-depth water expertise, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated customer service to help residents all over Kansas find the right water softening solutions.
- Water testing and evaluation is always included.
- Culligan water softeners come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to help you get the most out of your water softener, with less hassle.
- We’re proud to offer one of the the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener.
- We know water, and water softening technology, it’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company.
Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!
Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Soap scum and stains are two of the most visible problems associate with hard water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Hard water will clog your pores, leaving your skin dry and itchy. Your hair can also become damaged and unmanageable due to hard water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Calcium and Magnesium in your water can cause your laundry to become stiff or hard. A Culligan Water Softener will not only make your water softer, but also reduce your detergent use. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
Soap scum and lime build up are the residues that you see left behind on faucets, in your tub and in your sinks. It’s caused by hard water and can be damaging to your pipes and fixtures. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
Hard water will leave your glasses spotted and dirty looking even when they come straight out of the dishwasher. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water softener is right for your home!
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Total dissolved solids include a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds found in your water such as nitrates, chloride and phosphates. Culligan has a customized treatment solution based off of the TDSs found in your water, and can recommend the perfect solution for your home.
Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.
The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.
Water Softener Product Specifications
Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.
- Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
- Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
- Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
- Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
- The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
- Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.
Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners
1. Will my water teste salty?
No. A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.
2. How do I know if I have hard water?
Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways. It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.
3. 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.
4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?
Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale. It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.
5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?
Unfortunately, no. A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well. But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.
6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?
Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses. On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.
7. How long after installation will I have soft water?
Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.
8. How often do I need to add salt?
Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with. However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.