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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:

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Symptom #1

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

Cause

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.

Solution

Pelican NaturSoft Salt Free Water Softener

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.

Cause

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.

Solution

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.

Cause

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

Solution

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.

Cause

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

Solution

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.

Cause

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.

Solution

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.

Pelican Combo System Salt-Free Water Softener Whole-House Water Filter