Saturday, May 19, 2012

Don’t wonder what’s in your water - your Culligan Man™ can tell you!


Testing of your water by a licensed local water expert is the key to determining if you have a water problem, how to solve your problem and what equipment and service you need to protect your family and home. Delicious, refreshing water is just three easy steps away.

  1. Call or E-Mail your local Culligan Man to schedule a Free Water Analysis.
  2. Your Culligan Man™ will come to your home and provide a complete analysis of your water, fixtures, plumbing and water-using appliances. They will answer any questions you have about your water and provide a detailed report and equipment estimate. The whole process takes about 30 minutes and will be scheduled at a time that's convenient for you. Remember that this is a free public service – there is no cost or obligation associated with a Culligan Free Water Analysis.
  3. If you decide a Culligan Water Treatment option is best for you, a trained and certified Culligan service professional will install your new unit to your satisfaction.

Friday, May 18, 2012

President’s anti-cancer panel recommends home filtered water

Lisle, Illinois — In its official annual report, the President’s Cancer Panel is recommending that 
people use home filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents.
“This reaffirms what independent testing shows,” said Peter J. Censky, executive director of 
the Water Quality Association.  “Home water treatment is a proven final barrier against many 
harmful chemicals.”

The report is entitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks: What We Can Do Now.”  In 
it, the panel states, “Individuals and families have many opportunities to reduce or eliminate 
chemical exposures.  For example, filtering home tap water or well water can decrease exposure 
to numerous known or suspected carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”

The President’s Cancer Panel is a three-person body that reports to the President of the United 
States on the development and execution of the National Cancer Program. Members serve threeyear terms, and at least two of the three panel members must be distinguished scientists or 
physicians. The President appoints one of the members to a one-year chair position. 

In addition to cancer-causing agents, water quality experts are examining other emerging 
contaminants, such as those found in personal care products and pesticides.  Many of these are 
endocrine disrupting chemicals which interfere with normal hormonal function.  WQA provides 
Gold Seal certification for products that remove a variety of contaminants. 

Consumers can learn about different treatment systems by contacting Culligan.  A copy of the panel’s report 
can be obtained at pcp.cancer.gov.

Culligan offers Free In-Home Water Testing and Lab Analysis on your water.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How do I Find Someone to Service my Home Water Softener?


Question – I just bought a home and it has private well water. We have a water softener that is already installed but I know nothing about it since I didn’t buy it. How do I find someone to service my Home Water Softener?

You do not have to own or rent a Culligan softening system in order to take advantage of their inspection, consultation, water testing and/or salt delivery service. Culligan delivers salt to all types and brands of water softeners. If you give them a call they can recommend the correct amount of salt usage for your brine tank and how often to fill it based on the size of your family and the water usage levels on average.
As any mechanical equipment or machinery ages, components can begin to wear or perform less efficiently. Inefficient softeners will use more salt – that means more cost so having them checked and maintained to peak condition is necessary to extending the life of your system and is also necessary to providing your family with the benefits of softer water.
When it seems that the water is no longer soft enough, it is wise to first consider problems with the salt, or malfunctions of the system components.  There are three types of salts to use in a standard softener system. Rock salt,  Solar salt and Evaporated salt are all sold specifically for water systems and are relatively easy to find. Rock salt is cheaper than evaporated salt or solar salt, but the added reservoir cleaning may take up a lot of your time and energy in the long run.
If you have determined that these elements are not the cause of the hard water, it may be a sign to check the softener resin or upgrade to a newer system altogether. Resin should last many years, anywhere from 15-25 years, depending on use.
Brine production is another important element for cleaning of the resin beads in a water softener. If you do not have brine production, you do not have a working softener.
Last month I was able to watch the Culligan Man as he cleaned and “refreshed” the resin beads for a Portable Exchange system. The orange colored beads ran through tubes back into the fill tanks and I was amazed that such a small bead could extract so many total dissolved solids from the water. A water softener collects hardness minerals within its conditioning tank and from time to time flushes them away to drain and regenerate.
The costs of water softeners are usually far outweighed by the benefits and cost savings obtained, through using softened water for your water using appliances. Call your local Water Expert today to get a free consultation for your water softener or home treatment system.


Culligan Celebrates 75 Years with “Hey Culligan Man!”

Culligan Man
It’s not every day a 75-year-old company re-defines its brand icon. Water treatment leader Culligan International is doing just that with an update to its famous “Hey Culligan Man!” persona.  A new website at culligan.com (culligan.ca in Canada) features a new Culligan Man and is loaded with information on waterquality and water treatment solutions for homeowners and businesses.  The initiatives cap the company’s 75thanniversary year.
Introduced in 1958, “Hey, Culligan Man!” remains one of the most recognized advertising slogans and an important link between customers and the company’s network of over 800 dealers in 90 countries worldwide.
“Culligan products are in over three million homes and consumers associate ‘Hey Culligan Man!’ with the leader in the water category,” said Curt Hilliard, Culligan’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “The slogan is completely embedded in our culture, but the image of the Culligan Man was not representing the services our dealers were performing.  Although dealers have it shouted out to them everywhere they go, from the largest city to the farm, we need to expand what consumers think about when they say this celebrated phrase.”
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Hilliard added that the update celebrates Culligan dealers for exactly who they are—highly-skilled professionals. “It syncs how we picture and talk about the Culligan Man—representing all our dealers, men and women—with their day-to-day roles as trusted partners and advisers to homeowners and business customers who are looking to become more educated about the importance and role of water in their lives.  Because water changes community to community and is always a local issue, whether via a municipal system or a well, ‘Hey Culligan Man!’ is clearly a call for expertise. Culligan dealers truly are local water experts—champions for improving water quality for families and businesses.”
The new website leverages Culligan’s state-of-the-art water expertise in an educational, resource-rich, interactive environment.  The site’s “Solution Center” helps visitors configure answers to a host of water questions and problems categorized by touch, taste, smell, appearance or contaminant. 
For example, if a customer is experiencing situations such as dry and itchy skin, a bitter taste in water, water that smells like rotten eggs, spots on glasses, or they have a local water supply issue such as arsenic in water, they can find a solution to address their unique problems. Information is also available on hundreds of Culligan products and services,from drinking water systems to water softeners and water filtration systems,with links to find the local Culligan Man, who is ready to help.
“Consumers want to be educated on water treatment and now have a better understanding of their options by visiting the website,” concluded Hilliard.  “And when they need professional treatment options, they can say  ‘Hey, Culligan Man!,’ knowing that phrase gets them access to a trusted local water professional—backed by Culligan International—with the knowledge, network and tools to support their needs.”
About Culligan International: Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan International is a world leader in delivering water solutions that will improve the lives of their customers. The company offers the most technologically-advanced, state-of-the-art water filtration products, including water softeners, drinking water systems, whole-house systems and solutions for business.  Culligan’s network of franchise dealers is the largest in the world with over 800 dealers in 90countries.  Many Culligan dealers have valuable equity in their communities as multi-generational, family owners of their franchises.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hard facts about tap water


Culligan Man Rochester, NY
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Great article from the Chicago Tribune about soft water and hard water.

Soft and hard water behave differently, from cleaning power to corrosion potential
April 25, 2012|By Danielle Braff, Special to Tribune Newspapers
Apparently, all tap water is not created equal.

Some water is deemed "hard," and other is considered to be "soft." And here's the confusing part: Hard water isn't better than soft in all situations, and soft isn't always preferable.

Confused yet? We explain the ins and outs of each below...Click here to read the article

Monday, May 14, 2012

I-Team 10 Investigation: Troubled water | www.WHEC.com

I-Team 10 Investigation: Troubled water | www.WHEC.com

If you feel you have an issue with Anderson Water Systems, the Attorney General's Office asks that you file a complaint with them. Their phone number is 546-7430.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Convoy of Hope - Culligan


Convoy of Hope and Culligan Team Up to Bring Drinkable Water to Haiti

PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. and VERNON HILLS, Ill., Jan. 27

Three industrial-sized water purification systems being shipped to the earthquake zone


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. and VERNON HILLS, Ill., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Convoy of f Hope, the international relief organization, and Culligan, the industry leader in water treatment, will join forces again to deliver much needed drinking water to the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti.

Culligan is donating three Culligan model UF-P2 water purification systems, each capable of processing approximately 15,000 gallons of water a day for drinking and cooking. The systems come with their own gasoline-powered generators so they can operate even if electrical power may not be available. Accompanying each unit is a water storage tank that holds and dispenses 250 gallons of water. Culligan and Convoy of Hope have a long-standing partnership that helps provide aid in the wake of natural disasters.

"These water purification systems will help save lives," said Hal Donaldson, founder and president, Convoy of Hope. "There is an immediate need for clean water. These systems will help provide safe water for thousands affected by the earthquake. We're extremely thankful to Culligan for their generosity in providing these remarkable systems."

Culligan and Convoy of Hope have already sent 250,000 bottles of drinking water to Haiti, which were on the ground within days of the earthquake. Water has become even more important in the aftermath of the earthquake, since most Haitians are remaining outdoors in the heat and sun for fear of more structures collapsing from aftershocks. Sending bottled water was the quickest way to respond. Now, these water purification systems will address the longer-term needs of the country and its rebuilding efforts.

"We're honored to partner with Convoy of Hope," said Lance FitzGerald, director of product management, Culligan. "Our water purification systems were designed for the most remote locations and require very little training to operate. They're ideal for the challenging environment of the Haitian earthquake zone."

The units will be shipped from Culligan International's commercial assembly operations in Vernon Hills, IL to Convoy of Hope's staging center in Springfield, MO, where they'll be prepared to be airlifted to Port-au-Prince and quickly pressed into service to produce drinking water for the residents.

The water purification systems are expected to arrive in Haiti in early February.

About Convoy of Hope

Founded in 1994, Convoy of Hope exists to feed millions of people in need in the United States and around the world through children's nutrition initiatives, citywide outreaches and disaster response. To learn more, or to donate, go to www.convoyofhope.org.

Culligan Declares May “Drinking Water Month”

Culligan has declared the month of May as “Drinking Water Month” in an effort to promote the benefits of better drinking water. Some of these benefits include:
  • Better maintain your body’s energy
  • Improve your concentration
  • Help moderate your body’s temperature
  • Improve your body’s immunity
If you would like to learn more about better drinking water can benefit you click on the link below for the full press release International Business Times 
Culligan Rochester offers specials for new customers who are interested in installing a drinking water system including rentals starting at $6.90 a month for the first three months plus installation. If you would like to learn more about the drinking water solutions and specials that Culligan of Anderson offers contact us at (585) 310-1581 or by email at andrew@culliganrochester.com

Friday, May 11, 2012

Is Hard Water Costing You Hard Cash?

Is Hard Water Costing You Hard Cash?: Do you know how hard your water supply is? Your water could be costing you efficiency, energy, and even detergent.
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