Information On Chlorine & Chloramine
All municipalities are required to make sure their water is treated for bacteria and safe for human consumption. Historically, chlorine has been the chemical used for this purpose, but in recent years, many municipalities have moved to chloramine for anti-bacterial protection. Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia. Both chlorine and chloramine add a noticeable, distinct taste and odor that many people find distasteful.
How Do You Treat Chlorine & Chloramine?
Typically, carbon-based filters can be used to remove both chlorine and chloramine in the home before the water is used for drinking or cooking. This removes the taste of the chlorine and chloramine, while still allowing them to act as antibacterial agents in your water. However, home owners must be careful to choose the correct type of carbon filter. While standard carbon filters will treat chlorine, these standard carbon filters will not remove chloramine. A special type of carbon is required to treat chloramine, and most local big-box and hardware stores do not carry these types of carbon filters.
Culligan Treats Chlorine & Chloramine
Culligan knows how to treat both chlorine and chloramine, and it also knows what treatment solutions to use in your area. The removal of chlorine and chloramine can be accomplished with either a Culligan “point-of-use” (POU) filter - typically under sink – or a Point of Entry Whole House Filter - attached to your home’s main water supply. Let Culligan make a recommendation as to which is best for your situation, and trust Culligan’s expertise to know how to treat your local water. Contact your local Culligan Man to make sure you get the best possible water for your home and family.
April showers bring May flowers, or at least that’s how the old saying goes. For us at Culligan, April showers signify the beginning of spring and the change of seasons. It is a time to start considering your water needs as the weather starts to heat up and you break out your summer clothes.
Being properly hydrated becomes more important than ever this time of year, and Culligan has a full line of drinking water solutions designed to fit seamlessly into your life. Whether you prefer a bottled water company under your sink with a Culligan Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, or want the convenience of bottled water delivered directly to your home, Culligan has a solution that’s right for you and your budget.
In addition to our custom drinking water solutions, Culligan is also your local water softening expert. As the temperature rises, your hair and skin may be put under more pressure. Help prevent damage to your skin and hair with a Culligan Water Softener. By removing the hardness from your water, a Culligan Water Softener can make your skin feel softer, and give your hair that silky smooth shine that you covet. By installing a water softener from Culligan, you can also stop your summer brights from fading in color when you wash them. If you choose the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener, not only will your hair, skin and laundry look better, but you will also cut back on your utility costs. By installing a Culligan HE Water Softener, you can reduce the amount of energy your softener consumes by up to 46%*.
Summer is rapidly approaching, give us a call today to discuss your water needs. You may be surprised by all of the benefits that a Culligan Water Solution can provide to your home and family. As always, we would be more than happy to send the Culligan Man to your home to perform a FREE water analysis of your water. Just fill out our contact form on any page or pick up the phone and say “Hey Culligan Man!”
*46% less than a time clock regeneration softener