Difference between a Softener & Drinking water system?

People ask all the time, “What is the difference between a water softener and a drinking water system?” A water softener is for your working water, which is used for laundry, dishwashing, showering and other things. Water softeners replace water hardness with sodium, which does not stick to your skin or clothing, or plug up your plumbing like water hardness. Sodium also washes cleanly off of your skin and hair. Restaurants and car washes use water softeners so they can use at least 50% less soap, and to keep their dishes and glassware clear and clean. In our homes, the benefits also extend to softer hair, skin, and cleaner laundry.

A drinking water system is actually what car washes use to give you the final rinse, since the water has virtually nothing in it except water itself. This water dries clearer and cleaner, leaving your paint shiny and glass spot-free. Restaurants use drinking water systems to make their ice cubes clearer and make their drinking water taste great. In summary, a softener is for your working water and for water-using appliances, while a drinking water system is the water intended for consumption. They are two very different appliances with two very different intentions. We specialize in finding effective and affordable solutions for your home, and will make it easy for you. If a company tells you that they have a water softener that also makes drinking water, they are not giving you the full picture. Just like a good marriage, a water softener and drinking water system complement each other. A water softener and drinking water system work together so you no longer have to clean all that soap scum in the shower. You will love your drinking water system for all your cooking, drinking, and furry little friends. After all, why should your pets have to drink tap water when it only costs pennies per gallon to have Culligan drinking water?