We guarantee our whole house filtration & filters will reduce:
Chlorinated water that tastes like a pool
Flat hair from hard water
Bad-tasting or unhealthy tap water
Spotty or Stained Dishes
Blue-Green Acid Staining
City or well water that needs to be
tested so you know what’s in it
No matter what your Water Problems may be, we can help.
But, first we need to Test your Water…
Why do I need a Water Test?
Being the Culligan Man can be a tricky business…
We encounter water from municipalities, deep wells, shallow wells and a host of other sources.
The water we deal with can contain nitrates, sulfur, hydrogen sulfide, radon, methane, arsenic, several times the EPA limit of Total Dissolved Solids, excessive hardness, low pH, high pH, chlorine, chloramines, organics, iron, and hundreds of other things…
We have hundreds of combinations of water treatment options, filters, feeders, whole house filters, ultraviolet lights, our Sulphur Blaster system and softeners to take care of nearly any problem.
So how do we know what you need at your home or business?
Obviously we have to test your water. That’s the only way we, or any other company, can know what treatment you need. That’s one of the major disadvantages of purchasing water treatment equipment from a reseller, where you can just drive up and pick up your softener or filtration. Purchasing off of the Internet provides the same disadvantage.
But can’t you give me an idea of what I need?
At Culligan of the Triangle we have dozens of softener options along with a host of media tank sizes. Depending on the exact hardness and usage of your water we determine the size of softener you will need.
We have encountered customers who purchased equipment from somewhere else where the softener was about ¼ of the size that was actually needed. She was a victim of the softener reseller since she just purchased her unit and never had a water test done.
In a lot of hardware stores on any well or other “problem” water, they recommend the Culligan Man. A Home Depot window salesman once told me the average person spends over $70,000 in their lifetime with Home Depot! So they’ve learned that the last thing they want to do is lose a customer for life. It’s much easier to just recommend the Culligan Man.
Ok, this water test sounds like a good idea, how much is it?
Good question. If you’re on city or well water in one of our local areas (i.e., Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, NC and nearby areas) the in-home water analysis is FREE.
I know you’re thinking there must be a catch. I would think the same. Obviously we just give you a free water test so we can pressure you into buying something you don’t want, right? Wrong.
Here’s why we have a free analysis. We’ve been around since 1936 and you cannot serve a community for that long unless you take care of your customers. What’s that have to do with a free water test? Well, the reality of the situation is that it’s much cheaper for us to test your water and give you the proper equipment the first time compared to if we had to go back to correct it.
The loss not only in our time and labor, but in goodwill, would far outweigh our costs involved with a water test in your home.
With the Do-It-Yourself mentality in most areas, if we started charging for a water test, we fear that too many people would get caught going with a cheaper solution that doesn’t fully take care of their needs. So take advantage of the free water test before we change our mind and start charging for our expertise.
What about a full laboratory water analysis?
Every once in a while we run into some very aggressive water that requires a more thorough lab water analysis. When that occurs, there will be an additional charge to cover that service but we’ll explain all of your options up-front. Your water will get sent off to Culligan’s water testing facility in Illinois where over 10,000 water samples are tested every year. Culligan will provide us with a detailed, 3-page report of your water and also make available their engineering staff to ensure you are getting the best solution available.
But don’t take our word for it, here’s what Paul in Raleigh thinks…
At my Culligan Rep Joey’s request, I present to you my honest opinion of the Culligan 10×40 Medallist water conditioning system I had installed in my home in Raleigh (The Gates at Ethan’s Glen).Having never previously dealt with well water, I was unfamiliar with hard water conditions. The effects of the hardness was immediately evident upon moving into our new home. White calcium deposits began to develop around all water outlets, especially hot water outlets. The shower glass, tiles and heads were all littered with a white crusty residue that was difficult to clean. The same material began to collect at every faucet in the house. Worse yet the dishwasher never really operated properly before the system was installed. Dishes simply were not clean and there was an unacceptable film over everything. I can’t explain to this day why that occurred, but I was truly ready to replace the brand new dishwasher thinking it was faulty. It was almost an immediate improvement in the performance of the dish washer when the system was installed. All evidence of the white crusty calcium residue also disappeared. I can only imagine the additional life my hot water heater will realize due to the same conditions. Clothing seemed clean but I seriously wonder what may have been on them following the clothing washing process?
I also had a 20″ Big Blue 20 Micron carbon filter installed for additional protection. With well water and semi-annual flushes of the neighborhood water supply, I felt this system would catch any harmful materials that would be present. Between my two systems and the filter in the refrigerator itself, I see no need to purchase bottled water as our water tastes great.
I received an initial supply of solar salt for the system, of course. I decided that I would purchase solar salt from Home Depot or Lowes to save the few bucks over Culligan’s available salt supply program. Mistake. Not only could I not easily find the recommended $6 per bag store bought “solar” salt but for $8.65 per bag it is delivered right to my crawl space. Well worth participating in that program.
Like everything in life there is usually a down side. It is only fair to point out what that is with regard to this system. I do not like the feeling of not being able to rinse soap off my body. Hands at the sink and body in the shower…it is the same thing. It is the unfortunate side effect of protecting the water systems in your home. Culligan doesn’t deny it because it is simply a fact of life with this system.
If there’s any other way we can be of service, please let me know.To better water for you and your family,
P.S. Before you invest in water treatment for your home or office it’s important to have all the facts. So whether you need a Drinking Water System, Bottle-Free® cooler, Water Softener, Carbon Filter, Whole House Filter, or a solution for your business, take a minute to fill out the contact form in the upper right and your friendly Culligan Man will get in touch.