Does My Well Water Need A Water Softener?

Does your home’s water come from a well? Do you ever notice streaking on your dishes after washing them, or have dull hair and dry skin? This may mean that you have hard water in your home! Because your water comes straight from the ground, it is filled with untreated minerals that can be harmful to your body, skin, and home appliances. If you have well water, it might be time to look into getting a water softener from Culligan.

What Is Hard Water?

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Hard water is water that has a high level of these harmful minerals in it. Because of the minerals, serious problems can occur including build-up on your pipes and water fixtures. This buildup prevents your pipes and fixtures from working properly and makes your home less efficient. In addition, hard water is harmful for your skin and hair, and is the reason why you see streaky residue on your dishes after cleaning them.

If you are unsure about your home’s water, you should get it tested today! A Culligan professional will come to your home and test your water for FREE!

What Does a Water Softener Do for Your Well Water?

To understand what a water softener will do for your well water, you first need to understand how a water softener works. A Water Softener exchanges costly, scale-producing hardness minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron, with sodium. To do so, it uses a technology referred to as the “Ion Exchange” process. 

So why are they good for homes that use well water? Well water is much more likely to be hard than any other water source. For that reason alone, you should consider getting a water softener. It is also important to get a softener that is built to last, as well water can damage your water softener over time.

Benefits of Using a Water Softener

Why should you want to get a water softener? Well, they have a ton of great benefits! If you hate scrubbing away at the stains and residue left behind on your dishes, faucets, bathtubs, and showerheads, then you’re in luck! With a water softener from Culligan you don’t have to worry about any of those anymore! In addition, your skin and hair will feel softer and look shinier because of your home’s new soft water! Finally, your appliances will run more smoothly and more efficiently!


At the end of the day, it is your decision if you think a water softener is right for you. Our professionals at Culligan recommend that anyone with well water as their primary water source uses a water softener at their home. Because well water is so likely to be hard water, it is important to treat it before everyday use. For cleaner dishes and water fixtures, smoother and softer skin and hair, and efficient appliances, give Culligan Water a visit today!


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