Stop hard water at the source with advanced, efficient Tampa water softening solutions
Ready for higher-quality, better-feeling soft water? Bring it home with the most trusted water softening in Florida.
Because water primarily comes from the Hillsborough River, Tampa water quality is no stranger to surface water problems. These can vary depending on the time of year and the environmental conditions. It’s not uncommon for dissolved minerals, and other contaminants, to find their way into the river — and your tap water as a result. And when they do, it can mean no end of headaches for you and your home, from overworked appliances, water residue and buildup to scratchy, dry skin and more.
It’s easy to identify water issues when you can see them readily — like the white chalky residue in and around kitchens and bathrooms all over Tampa. Hard tap water can also have less obvious, but no less important, impacts around the home, from burning out your major appliances to corroding pipes and fixtures.
Tampa Hard Water
Surface water, like that from the Hillsborough River, can be a great, reliable source of municipal water. As many residents can likely attest however, Tampa water is hard — generally registering right in the middle of what the USGS defines as ‘hard’ for water supplies across the country. This means it contains higher levels of dissolved minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron, among other contaminants.
These minerals are the culprits of many of the hard water headaches Tampa residents notice around the home, like the buildup, appliance issues, residue, dry skin, and cleaning headaches. Calcium, magnesium, and iron can not only lead to plumbing and appliance problems, they can also influence the taste of water, leaving a sometimes metallic or earthy aftertaste right out of the tap.
Reliable Water Softening from the Tampa Water Experts
One of the most effective ways to remove unwanted minerals from your Tampa water is with a home water softener. Home water softening removes hard water minerals right at the source. So whether you’re worried about the lifespan of your water heater, dishwasher, or washing machine, or you’re just tired of all the elbow grease it takes to get things clean, your local Culligan Man can help you find the right water softener for your needs and your budget.
Culligan knows Florida water — we’ve serviced homes and businesses around Tampa for over 80 years, solving the area’s hard water issues quickly and effectively. Our local water knowledge helps us identify your water’s specific needs and the right solution to give you the best possible water quality.
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.