Improve the taste of your water with Culligan.

What’s in your water isn’t always transparent. While some contaminants can cause foul odors or smells, others can go completely unnoticed. Luckily, your local St. Joseph Culligan Water® experts know firsthand about common water issues in your area.

With a free, in-home water test, they can check levels of water hardness, chlorine, total dissolved solids (TDS), iron and other common issues – with results in 30 minutes or less. Your Culligan of St. Joseph Water expert may also send your test to our IL-EPA certified lab, which can test for a broad range of issues including lead, copper, bacteria and other contaminants. Your local dealer will make the process seamless, so you’re not left wondering how to test water quality at home on your own.

Before your water enters your home, it can pick up bad-tasting contaminants – from private wells, miles of underground utility pipes or even the local municipal water source itself. Many municipalities add chlorine to offset the problems caused by these contaminants, but this only makes your water taste worse! You may not be able to see these contaminants, but when you taste the water, something is obviously not right.

Common water taste problems include

A sour, salty, bitter or metallic taste can be a sign of high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) in your water, normally chlorides, sulfates and bicarbonates. Signs of TDS water problems include:

  • A sour, salty, bitter or metallic taste due to total dissolved solids (TDS)
  • A “bleachy” taste due to chlorine added in by municipalities
  • A musty, woody taste due to organic contaminants like algae
  • A soapy or chemical taste due to contaminated private wells

Bad tasting water has many causes, and Culligan has the right water treatment equipment for every situation. Whether you need a Culligan® Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System that removes particulates smaller than a micron, or a Culligan® Carbon Filter that removes the taste of chlorine, your local Culligan Man™ has the perfect solution for you.

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