A Houseful of Benefits with Culligan’s Water Softener

If you have hard water in your Modesto home, you might be seeing the problems throughout your home, but there may be some problems that you still can’t see.

While the visible, outward signs of hard water may not seem troubling, the real problems lie in issues that are undetected.  Find out how hard water can be affecting homes in Modesto.

The reason hard water causes these troubles in your home is because of the high concentration of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) that are in your water. In particular, calcium and magnesium deposits.  These dissolved minerals can leave your water tasting and smelling “off” and may be indicative of larger problems that lie beneath the surface.  They can cause buildup in your pipes, fixtures and major appliances.  Over time, this buildup can cause your appliances, like your dishwasher and water heater, to work harder.  This will cause an increase in your energy bill, and a decrease in your appliances’ lifespan.

Minerals in Your Modesto Water

While it can silently wreak havoc on your appliances and plumbing, hard water has some more outward signs when it is in your home.  It can cause laundry or dishes to be more difficult. You may notice hard water by feeling the damage that it does on your skin, hair, and nails.  

Another problem that people who deal with hard water in their homes will often complain about is an increase in the amount of cleaning supplies that are needed to get the job done.  Due to the mineral count in hard water, it makes it difficult for these products to form suds, causing you to use more than you would otherwise.  This means that the amount of shampoo, soaps, detergents, and cleaners that you are buying is higher than it would be with softer water.

Lambert’s Culligan of Modesto – Water Softening Experts

If you have hard water issues in your home, you could see them eradicated with ease using a custom water softening system from Lambert’s Culligan’s advanced line of water softeners.

Our softeners are specialized to ensure that they target the exact minerals found in our water supplies, like that of the Tuolumne River.  You can easily get softer water where you see the difference throughout your home.  Our exclusive technology is designed to remove hard water-causing minerals like iron and calcium before they can do any damage in your home.

Our employees are experts on the local water supply and are available to test your water, assess the results, and come up with a solution that is right for your home.  Regardless of your needs, or your budget, Culligan of Modesto will help you find the solution that is right for your house.

Culligan Benefits

See why more people than ever trust their water to Culligan. With over 80 years working to provide in-depth water expertise, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated customer service, we’ll help you find the right water softening solution for your Modesto home, and help it run like new for the life of the product.

  • Water testing and evaluation is always included.
  • Lambert’s Culligan water softeners come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to help you get the most out of your water softener, with less hassle.
  • We’re proud to offer one of the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener.
  • We know water, and water softening technology, it’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company. 

Water Softener Benefits

  • Reduce the electricity your appliances use with more efficient water.
  • Extend major appliances life – from the water heater, to the washing machine, and even the coffee pot.
  • Enjoy better-tasting water from every tap in your Modesto home.
  • Have water that is easier on your hair, skin, and nails to improve their look and feel.
  • Help you laundry look better – and even last longer – with soft water.
  • Use, and spend, less with personal care and cleaning products that work how they are supposed to with soft water.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Culligan High Efficiency 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
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

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 teste 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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