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    Published: October 21, 2014

    Common Water Quality Problems & Solutions

    Water quality in America is better than ever, but there are still common problems that affect the water of millions of people. If you’ve noticed any of the following signs or symptoms in your home, we have affordable and effective solutions for you:

    Symptom #1

    Heating element on water heater fails, or repair of dishwasher and appliances is required.


    Water hardness is caused by dissolved calcium and magnesium in the local water supply. Water that has greater than 7 gpg (grains per gallon) is considered hard.


    Pelican NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative with Salt Free Technology

    Enjoy soft water without the use of electricity or environmentally hazardous salt, which are required by conventional salt-based softeners.

    Symptom #2

    Dry skin and hair, odd chemical taste to water.


    Most often, these symptoms are due to chlorine in the water. Local treatment plants use chlorine for disinfection purposes. Chlorine can cause an unpleasant taste, as well as drying out your hair and skin.


    Pelican Premium Whole House Water Filter System

    Enjoy softer hair and skin, better tasting water, coffee, and tea, and better-than-bottled-quality water from every tap in the home.

    Symptom #3

    Water that appears clear but leaves brown, orange, or reddish stains on sinks and dishes. Water may taste metallic.


    Iron that has dissolved into the water from nearby bedrock. Iron content higher than 0.3mg/L can cause these symptoms.


    Pelican Iron and Manganese Water Filter

    Will remove iron up to 10 PPM, and features a non-electric, self-priming chemical pump.

    Symptom #4

    Rotten egg smell in either hot or cold water; black, greasy stains in sinks.


    Hydrogen sulfide in your groundwater. No set standard, but any amount can cause these symptoms.


    Pelican Water Sulfur Removal System

    Includes a feed pump, 35 gallon solution tank and retention tank.

    Symptom #5

    Gastrointestinal illnesses that may stem from drinking water; water may or may not have an odor.


    Could be due to various types of bacteria in the water, such as coliform bacteria—E. Coli—or fecal matter. Any detectable amount in water can cause symptoms.


    Pelican Whole House Water Filters with UV

    Our whole house water filter system with UV protection will eliminate 99.9% of harmful microorganisms in the water, including E. Coli, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It will not affect the taste of the water at all.

    The carbon-based filters also will remove other impurities, and chlorine, from the water.

    Have you noticed other water quality problems not mentioned above? Please contact us today at Pelican Water with your water quality symptoms. Our expert staff will recommend an appropriate solution for you.