Smart, Efficient, Soft Water Solutions for Detroit’s Hardest Water Problems

Eliminate the damage and hassle hard water causes throughout the house with an advanced Culligan water softener.

You can’t always see the damage hard water can do to a home, and the people in it. From making major appliances work overtime, to drying out skin and hair, water softeners improve the quality of your water and add benefits in every room for a happier, healthier house. 

Detroit Hard Water

Dissolved hard water minerals can often be undetectable in water, and overtime they can build up in pipes and along fixtures, so that Detroit water eventually causes homes to use more electricity than they need to.  Hard water is notorious for shortening appliance lifespan, making everything from your hot water heater to the coffee pot work harder to compensate for the minerals dissolved in the water. Dissolved minerals can also make water taste or smell unpleasant, as well as impact the way beverages and recipes taste.  

Dissolved minerals are known to leach moisture from skin, hair, and nails, and leave residue and water spots that are hard to clean. These same minerals also reduce the effectiveness of cleaners and personal care products, so shampoo, soaps, and detergents all require more product to get the job done.

Additionally, Detroit’s hard water, often found in areas of the city served by various groundwater wells, can taste or smell metallic making it unpleasant, if generally safe, to drink and use at home.

Trust Detroit’s Water Softening Experts

Custom water softening from Culligan of Detroit and Ann Arbor mean you can eliminate hard water issues easily, with our advanced line of water softeners designed to target the problems facing Detroit’s water.

Culligan water softeners use patented, smart technology to remove problematic minerals, like iron and calcium, found throughout the water supply.  This leaves you with the highest quality soft water that works more efficiently in your home and reduces wear and tear to your most expensive appliances.

Our water softeners also include water testing, so our local water experts evaluate and review your water to find the best water softener for your home, your needs, and your budget.

Water Softener Benefits

  • Reduce utility bills with softer, more efficient water.
  • Extend major appliance life — from the dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, and more.
  • Enjoy better-tasting water without mineral aftertaste or unpleasant odor.
  • Improve the look and feel of hair, skin, and nails.
  • Help laundry last longer, and look better, with soft water that’s gentler on fabrics.
  • Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.

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
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Culligan Benefits


Detroit and Ann Arbor residents have trusted their water to Culligan for over 80 years. We’ve worked in the area and know its unique water needs, which enables us to provide the best water softening solutions, customized for your home.

Our dedication to customer service means we’re committed to finding you the right water softener and ensuring that it runs like new for the life of the product.

  • Free water test and evaluation are always included.
  • 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, for life.
  • We’re proud to offer one of the 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 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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