The Complete Fix for Pittsburgh Hard Water – Culligan Water Softeners
See how soft water can improve your home, from better tasting water to lower utility bills. Find out how good Pittsburgh water can be, with Culligan's water softener systems.
Stubborn buildup, wear on appliances, dry skin, work looking laundry; the ways that Pittsburgh hard water can be rough on homes, and the people who live in them, are numerous. Culligan water softeners provide high efficiency, highly effective solutions to remove the impurities responsible for all kinds of hard water issues around the home.
Primarily sourced from surface water, Pittsburgh’s water comes from snowmelt originating high in the mountains. This means that not only does it travel a distance before it reaches in surface water sources, but that it also goes through several layers of treatment after that. While these treatment protocols make sure that the water is drinkable, it doesn’t always filter out dissolved minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium. This can lead to buildup in your plumbing and appliances, causing you headaches and costing you expensive maintenance and repairs.
Hard Water Problems in Pittsburgh
Beyond the cosmetic side effects of hard water, many serious issues that homes with this type of water experience are harder to see. The minerals that make your water hard, for example, can shorten the lifespan of your major appliances, since hard water isn’t as easy to use as a softer option would be. The minerals can also build up in plumbing and along fixtures, which can cause major long-term problems in your Pittsburgh home.
Protect your Home with Efficient Water Softening Systems
Culligan water softeners that are specifically tailored to your Pittsburgh home, and your specific water problems, can provide end-to-end solutions that are only a phone call away. Culligan provides testing and evaluation of your water, as well as installation and maintenance of all systems. Our custom water softeners effectively target and remove the impurities and minerals present in your water supply to leave you with only the softest water to work more efficiently in your home.
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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!
Dissolved pharmaceuticals can run through unfiltered and untreated in your water supply and could run all the way through to your tap.
Chromium-6, the cancer causing toxin, is threatening the tap water supply of millions of Americans across all 50 states.
Mercury has a complicated reputation in the public conscious, partly because there are two distinct kinds of mercury that are discussed regarding mercury pollution in general, and mercury in water.
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.
Water Softener Benefits
- Save on utility bills and extend the life of major appliances, with more efficient soft water for everything from the washing machine to the coffee maker.
- Keep hair, skin, and nails looking and feeling great with soft water that’s easier on your whole shower routine.
- Protect laundry and help it last with easier-on-fabric soft water.
- Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.
Culligan Pittsburgh Benefits
People living in and around Pittsburgh have trusted their water to Culligan. With cutting-edge water softening technology, a tradition of customer service, over 80 years of experience, and expertise from local employees, you’ll find that it’s more than a water softener with Culligan – it’s an investment in your home.
- Culligan water softeners come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and the expertise of local, Pittsburgh water experts to help you learn more about your water, and the best way to soften it.
- We’re proud to offer one of 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.
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.
Installation, Repair and Servicing of Your Culligan Water Softener
A water softener is more than just another appliance in your home; it’s an investment in your home and all the people in it. That’s why we think your water softener should come with the proper installation, repair, and servicing — because it’s not just about buying a water softener, it’s about getting the most out of it, as long as you own it.
Culligan Water Softeners Vs. Off-the-Shelf Water Softeners
Today, you have almost too many choices about where to make big purchases, and water softeners are no different. You could have one delivered from Amazon in 2 days, pick one out at the local Home Depot, or contact a plumber to have him or her recommend one for you. In all of these cases, however, you’ll be relatively alone in the process, and you may not even end up with the right water softener for your particular home, and your specific water softening needs.
Additionally, you’ll be on the hook for all of the maintenance required with a water softener, things like:
- Checking salt levels
- Brine discharge
- Water quality and flow checks
- System sanitization
- Timer and sensor checks
- Routine performance tune ups
We think people have enough to worry about without adding, ‘did I remember to order more salt for the water softener?’ to the list.
And suppose something goes wrong with the installation and it only comes up 2 months down the line? That’s on you, too. Water softeners are a service as much as a product — the impact the right water softener can have on your home and your water is much bigger than just the softener itself, especially when done correctly.
We Know Water Softener Repair (Maybe a Little Too Much)
Maybe the issue is that you already have a water softener, and you have no clue what to do with that thing in the basement, or why it’s making that noise.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a Culligan brand water softener, or a competitor’s, we’ll repair and service it for you, no questions asked.
We know our way around just about any make or model water softener you could come up with. And if we don’t have the parts or know-how to fix the problem right there - we’ll special order parts or call our water softening experts to get the answer.
Water Softener Installation and Maintenance
We’ve also seen just about all the plumbing quirks and configurations you could throw at us, too. Just as every home is different, every water softener instal is a bit unique, too.
We’re experienced at installing our own products — and even 3rd party products — with as little modification to existing plumbing as possible. No matter where you need it to fit, or how it needs to adapt to your environment, we’ll come up with an effective, efficient plan to get your softener working.
Not only that, we’ll set up maintenance plans and reminders for you - so you never have to worry about your salt levels, tune ups, or water quality. We’ll arrive on your schedule when it’s time for servicing and take care of everything, so you can spend your time worrying about more important things than your water softener.
Have more questions about water softener installation or repair? Fill out our online form to find your local dealer to get started — we’ll take it from there.