Culligan Water of Big Rapids

Specializing in water softeners, drinking water & water filtration solutions
Rated 4.6 / 5
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Your local water experts proudly offer

Industry-leading products
Water softeners, filters, reverse osmosis (RO) drinking water systems, bottleless coolers, 5-gallon bottles and more.
Unparalleled service
Repairs, regular maintenance, installation and emergency service on all makes and models.
Convenient delivery
Salt and water delivered to your home or office, on a schedule that works for you.
Professional water testing
Free results in just 30 minutes, with advanced testing from our EPA-certified lab available.

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231-268-7949

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Address & hours

14130 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307, US
Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Areas served

Baldwin, Barryton, Big Rapids, Bitely, Branch, Brethren, Brohman, Chase, Chippewa Lake, Custer, Eastlake, Evart , Fountain, Free Soil, Hart, Hersey, Hesperia, Idlewild, Irons, Ludington, Mears, Mecosta, Morley, New Era, Paris, Pentwater, Reed City, Remus, Rodney, Rothbury, Scottville, Sears, Shelby, Stanwood, Walhalla, Walkerville, Wellston, White Cloud
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Common water problems in Big Rapids

Hard water problems

Hard water results from high levels of calcium and magnesium in water. Hard water minerals stick to everything water touches, and do more than leave an unsightly residue - they can actually harm your home and cost you money.

Common hard water problems include:

  • Stains and buildup on sinks, shower heads, and dishes
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Costly long-term damage to water appliances

High iron water problems

Iron enters the water supply from a variety of sources - the soil around private wells, corrosion in the pipes themselves and organically occurring reactions with elements in the water.

Common high iron problems include:

  • Rusty, red-brown stains on your fixtures, sinks and tubs
  • Rusty stains or residue on laundry
  • Yellow, brown, red or orange-colored water
  • Metallic tasting water
  • Certain foods prepared in water turning black -potatoes and teas are commonly affected

Smelly water problems

Before your water enters your home, it can pick up smelly contaminants - from the soil around private wells, miles of underground utility pipes or even the local municipal water source itself. You may not be able to see these contaminants, but as soon as you turn on the tap or lift a glass to your face, something is obviously not right.

Common water odor problems include:

  • A "rotten-egg" odor due to hydrogen sulfide in the soil near your well
  • A musty, woody smell due to organic contaminants like algae or total dissolved solids (TDS)
  • A "bleachy" smell due to chlorine added in by municipalities
  • A soapy or chemical smell due to contaminated private wells

Culligan Water of Big Rapids history

When you choose Culligan Water of Big Rapids for your water needs, you're choosing an industry leader with top-rated water treatment equipment, advanced technology and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The McCardel Family has been addressing the water needs of Northwest and Central Michigan since opening our first Culligan location in Traverse City in 1973. We've grown considerably since then, adding locations in Big Rapids, Alpena, Ludington and Petoskey. Over the years, we've been recognized for our dedication and success as part of the Culligan system. We are all extremely proud of this recognition, as it represents our exceptional customer service and loyalty to the communities we serve. For over 50 years, Culligan Water of Big Rapids's team of local water experts has been committed to providing the best products and services available.
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McCardel Culligan filling stations

Save money and set your own schedule with McCardel Culligan's bottle filling station. Bring in your own containers or use the 1, 3 or 5 gallon bottles we offer at our self-fill stations to get the water you need at your convenience for only 40¢ per gallon. All water at our fill stations is purified with reverse osmosis, making sure what you take home is the same quality water you've come to know and trust from Culligan. Stop in today!

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Frequently asked questions

For more than 85 years, Culligan Water of Big Rapids has been your trusted local water expert. We specialize in water softeners, whole home water filters, RO drinking water systems, bottleless coolers and bottled water coolers for your home or business. Culligan Water of Big Rapids's industry-leading products feature advanced technology and are backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Get better water from every tap.

Culligan Water of Big Rapids provides high-quality water treatment solutions, bottled water and salt delivery, and professional, efficient service to the following cities: Baldwin, Barryton, Big Rapids, Bitely, Branch, Brethren, Brohman, Chase, Chippewa Lake, Custer, Eastlake, Evart, Fountain, Free Soil, Hart, Hersey, Hesperia, Idlewild, Irons, Ludington, Mears, Mecosta, Morley, New Era, Paris, Pentwater, Reed City, Remus, Rodney, Rothbury, Scottville, Sears, Shelby, Stanwood, Walhalla, Walkerville, Wellston and White Cloud. Make Culligan Water of Big Rapids your trusted source for cleaner, safer water.

Culligan Water of Big Rapids provides customized water solutions for your home or business’s biggest water worries, like hard water, high iron water, acid water, bad tasting water and smelly water. They can also address dangerous water contaminants often found around Culligan Water of Big Rapids, such as chloroform, radium and haloacetic acids at levels that exceed guidelines set by the Environmental Working Group.

Contact Culligan Water of Big Rapids if you want to talk about water softeners, whole home water filters, RO drinking water systems, bottleless coolers or bottled water coolers, or to sign up for a free basic water test to find out what contaminants may be lurking in your water.

Hard water can wreak havoc on just about everything it touches. It leaves behind mineral deposits on your plumbing fixtures and pipes. It causes dry hair, itchy skin, dull laundry, spotty dishes and decreased appliance efficiency.

Water hardness is typically measured in grains of hardness per gallon, or GPG. The area around Culligan Water of Big Rapids is considered very hard at about 14 grains per gallon.

Fortunately, Culligan Water of Big Rapids’s industry-leading water softening and filtration solutions can help. Contact your local Culligan Water expert today for a free basic water test!

As a current Culligan Water of Big Rapids customer, you can pay your bill online using our Online Bill Pay.

Everyone deserves high-quality water for their home or office, which is why Culligan Water of Big Rapids regularly offers specials and discounts on products and services. Be sure to check out these limited-time offers.

Culligan Water of Big Rapids makes cleaner, better water affordable for everyone with options to buy, rent or finance your water treatment equipment. Contact your local water expert for more information.

Yes! Visit Culligan Water of Big Rapids’s contact page to request a service appointment, receive a quote on any of our water softening, water filtration or drinking water products or inquire about bottled water or softener salt delivery.