Does your water have a rusty taste and feel?

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.

Stop rust stains and orange water with Culligan.

Iron enters the water supply from a variety of sources – the soil around private wells, corrosion in the pipes themselves and organically occurring reactions with elements in the water. These iron problems exist in many different forms and knowing what kind of problem you have is essential to properly treat it. If your water comes out of the faucet clear but turns red or brown after standing, you have “ferrous” iron, also known as “clear-water” iron. If your water is red or yellow when first drawn, you have “ferric” iron, also known as “red-water” iron. Organic iron is usually yellow or brown but may be colorless.

Common high iron problems include

  • Rusty, red-brown stains on your fixtures, sinks and tubs
  • Rusty stains or residue on laundry
  • Yellow, brown, red or orange-colored water
  • Clogs in wells, pumps and sprinklers
  • Metallic tasting water
  • Certain foods prepared in water turning black -potatoes and teas are commonly affected

Iron problems take on many different forms, and Culligan has the right water treatment equipment for every situation. Whether you need a Culligan® Iron-Cleer™ Filter that provides filtered water at every tap or a Culligan® High-Efficiency (HE) Softener-Cleer to soften and filter at the same time, your local Culligan Man™ has the perfect solution for you.

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