Water softener solutions to stop hard water build-up in your Kalamazoo or Battle Creek-area home

Do you want higher-quality soft water that is better on your skin? Get it in your home with Culligan, Southwest Michigan’s most trusted water softening experts.

Since our area’s water primarily comes from underground aquifers, such as the Marshall Sandstone Aquifer, we may be all too familiar with the effects of hard water. Depending on the exact minerals that make up the layers of the earth above these aquifers, our area can experience a range of hardness levels and problems. Regardless, we will still experience the headaches these issues cause in our home, from overworked appliances, water residue and buildup to scratchy, dry skin.

Though you may be used to the common issues that hard water can present in your home, major symptoms are easy to identify – like the chalky white residue in and around fixtures in your home. Hard tap water can also have less obvious, but equally as threatening implications around your home. Your major appliances could burn out or your pipes and fixtures may become corrosive.

Kalamazoo Hard Water

Groundwater the kind of water that flows through most of the homes in the southwestern Michigan area, is a convenient, reliable source for municipal water. Water from this source, as many residents would  confirm, typically has higher levels of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) than surface water sources. These dissolved solids are made up of minerals, like magnesium, calcium, iron, and other contaminants.

These minerals are likely the cause of many of the hard water problems that Battle Creek residents are experiencing around their home. Symptoms like buildup, a noticeable residue, or dry skin and hair are common in homes whose water is harder than usual. These detectable issues are only a hint of what is happening behind the scenes. Buildup in plumbing and appliances caused by hard water can result in much more severe issues in your home.

Reliable Water Softener Products from Michigan's Water Experts

One of the easiest, most effective ways to remove hard water-causing minerals from your Kalamazoo water is to use a home water softener from Culligan. Home water softening helps remove these unwanted minerals right at the source. So whether you’re worried about the lifespan of your coffee pot, water heater, of plumbing, or you’re just tired of how hard you have to work to get things clean, your Local Culligan Man can help find the water softening solution that is right for your needs and your budget.

Culligan of Battle Creek and Culligan of Kalamazoo know Southwestern Michigan water. With our local water technicians’ knowledge of water issues, combined with Culligan’s 80+ years of experience, we can solve your hard water issues quickly and effectively to get you the best water possible.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!

  • Hard Water
    Hard Water
  • Dry Skin/Hair
    Dry Skin/Hair
  • Stiff Laundry
    Stiff Laundry
  • Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
    Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
  • Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
    Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
  • Dissolved Solids
    Dissolved Solids

Product Information

Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.

The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.

Water Softener Product Specifications 

Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.

  • Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
  • Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
  • Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
  • Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
  • The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
  • Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners

1. Will my water taste salty?

No.  A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty.  The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

2. How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways.  It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

3. How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium.  This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is.  In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale.  It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no.  A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water.  They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well.  But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses.  On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

7. How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

8. How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

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