salt free water softeners

How Much Salt Do Salt-Based Water Softeners Really Use?

At Pelican, we’re often asked why we’re so proud of our salt-free water softeners. We offer several answers. Salt-free softeners are better for the environment, produce no briny wastewater, and are less costly to maintain because you don’t have to purchase salt to regenerate the water softener tank. This leads to another question—exactly how much […]

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Solving Common Water Problems with New Homes

Buying a new house is an exciting experience, especially for first-time buyers who have finally achieved a lifelong dream. At the same time, new homes provide owners with certain challenges that leave many unprepared. Common Issues Like new cars, new homes often have a few bugs that need to be worked out. Built of thousands […]

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How to Remove Hard Water Build up on Glass

If you have hard water, you probably see plenty of unattractive brown or white spots on your tub, sink, dishes and shower enclosure. In many instances, these stains can be quite difficult to remove, especially if minerals have had an opportunity to permeate certain types of porous surfaces. Fortunately, you can remove most hard water […]

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Comparing Water Softeners: Which One is Right for Me?

You may have noticed some strange happenings with your water lately: Laundry doesn’t clean as thoroughly, washed dishes have spots, there’s soap scum in the shower, and certain appliances—such as the water heater—may not be functioning properly. Don’t blame your appliances—it’s not their fault. The real issue here is hard water. The good news is […]

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How Do Water Softeners Work?

As water disinfection began to eliminate most waterborne diseases from public drinking water in the 20th century, the spotlight turned to ‘hard’ water and how to solve this pesky problem. What Is Hard Water? ‘Hard’ water affects more than 85% of water supplies in the United States. It has a high concentration of dissolved minerals—mainly […]