I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville wife and mother with a passion for family travel, (mostly) healthy cooking, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries with you, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark.
May 21, 2018
As a blogger, I’ve gotten to try all kinds of cool products and services over the years — and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to write about one than I am now. I’m going to cut to the chase and tell you we had a Culligan Water Filtration System installed a few months ago, complete with Rubber Bellows and I would enthusiastically recommend it to anyone — read on to find out why.
Although I was happy to have the system installed, I have to admit that I was skeptical about all the changes my Culligan representative promised I’d see once our water was softened and purified. I mean, water is water, right? I didn’t love the taste and smell of the water from our tap, but I didn’t think that filtered soft water would be all that different.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
It took about four hours for our Culligan Water Softening System to be installed in our garage. A Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System was also installed under our sink, specifically for drinking and cooking water. As soon as everything was installed, I began noticing immediate differences.
For one thing, our filtered drinking water now tastes amazing. The smell and aftertaste of our city water are gone and our drinking water basically tastes like I’d imagine the drinking water in heaven tastes. Our kids weren’t big water drinkers before we had the Culligan Water Filtration System installed — Now, they ask for water all the time. We can’t get enough of it! They even bring big bottles of it to school each day, and freak out if they forget them.
Another promise I wasn’t sure I believed was that we’d need less laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, hand soap, and shampoo and conditioner once our Culligan Water Filtration System was installed. The very next morning after we got our new water system, I sleepily put the normal amount of shampoo in my hand and massaged it through my hair in the shower as usual. Suds OVERLOAD! With our newly softened water, it instantly became clear that I needed far less shampoo than I had just one day earlier. I’m a believer now!
I was also instantly thrilled with my dishes once they came out of the dishwasher. They have literally never been cleaner — The spots and cloudiness on my dishes, flatware and glasses have completely disappeared. Everything is squeaky clean now, and I feel like I have a brand new dishwasher and new dishes as well!
Our softened water also means we need less lotion, and this was another change we noticed right away. Our city water left our skin feeling dry after washing our hands or taking a shower, but Culligan Water leaves our skin feeling soft and supple. It’s an amazing difference!
Another cool change is that our ice cubes are now almost crystal clear with Culligan Water. Gone are the days of white ice cubes, and it’s really neat to be able to SEE a difference in our water quality.