The Complete Fix for Charleston Hard Water – Culligan Water Softeners

See how soft water can improve your home, from better tasting water to lower utility bills. Find out how good Charleston water can be, with Culligan.

Stubborn buildup, wear on appliances, dry skin, work looking laundry; the ways that Charleston hard water can be rough on homes, and the people who live in them, are numerous.  Culligan water softeners provide high efficiency, highly effective solutions to remove the impurities responsible for all kinds of hard water issues around the home.

Charleston’s water comes from lakes and streams throughout the region.  This means that not only does it travel a distance before it reaches your city or well, but that it also goes through several layers of treatment after that.  While these treatment protocols make sure that the water is drinkable, it doesn’t always filter out dissolved minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium.  This can lead to buildup in your plumbing and appliances, causing you headaches and costing you expensive maintenance and repairs.

Hard Water Problems in Charleston

Beyond the cosmetic side effects of hard water, many serious issues that homes with this type of water experience are harder to see.  The minerals that make your water hard, for example, can shorten the lifespan of your major appliances, since hard water isn’t as easy to use as a softer option would be.  The minerals can also build up in plumbing and along fixtures, which can cause major long-term problems in your Charleston home.

Protect your Home with Efficient Water Softening Systems

Culligan water softeners that are specifically tailored to your Charleston home, and your specific water problems, can provide end-to-end solutions that are only a phone call away.  Culligan provides testing and evaluation of your water, as well as installation and maintenance of all systems.  Our custom water softeners effectively target and remove the impurities and minerals present in your water supply to leave you with only the softest water to work more efficiently in your home.

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

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    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)

Water Softener Benefits


  • Save on utility bills and extend the life of major appliances, with more efficient soft water for everything from the washing machine to the coffee maker.
  • Keep hair, skin, and nails looking and feeling great with soft water that’s easier on your whole shower routine.
  • Protect laundry and help it last with easier-on-fabric soft water.
  • Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.

Culligan Charleston Benefits


People living in and around Charleston have trusted their water to Culligan.  With cutting-edge water softening technology, a tradition of customer service, over 80 years of experience, and expertise from local employees, you’ll find that it’s more than a water softener with Culligan – it’s an investment in your home.

  • Culligan water softeners come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and the expertise of local, Charleston water experts to help you learn more about your water, and the best way to soften it.
  • 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.

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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