What Causes Water to Taste Bad?
If you’re water tastes bad, there are a number of problems that could be affecting your water. For starters, the Michigan public water treatment facilities decontaminate water with chlorine, which can leave a bad, chemical taste in your water. If your water tastes metallic, that’s a sign metals like iron, lead, mercury and arsenic have seeped into the water supply. If your water tastes bad and has a rotten egg smell, there is likely hydrogen sulfide in your water.
What are the Effects of Bad Tasting Water?
Most of the time, bad tasting water is only an inconvenience and not bad for your health. However, chlorine can have long-term negative health effects, like increased risk of asthma and other respiratory complications. While it’s a good thing the chlorine is decontaminating the water, it does not need to remain in your water supply once it’s been decontaminated.
Other causes of bad water, like iron and copper, are not very harmful to your health but will wreak havoc on your pipes and eventually cause extensive damage and expensive repairs. If you have lead, mercury or arsenic in your water, your health is definitely at risk. That’s why it’s important to get your water tested if it ever has a metallic taste. Luckily, 1st Choice Water Solutions can come to your home and conduct a free, no-obligation water test to determine what is causing your water to taste bad – and pinpoint the perfect solution for your needs.
How to Make Your Water Taste Good Again
Drinking water is important to every aspect of your health, but when it tastes bad you don’t always want to drink it. You shouldn’t have to put up with water you don’t want to drink. If you have chlorine water, we can install a chlorine water filter to get rid of the chemical taste and reduce the long-term health risks that are associated with chlorine. We can also install water softeners to remove dissolved minerals and other impurities that make your water taste bad. Let 1st Choice Water Solutions fix your bad-tasting water so you actually want to get hydrated again.