Why does my water smell bad?
A rotten egg smell in water is very unpleasant but all too common – especially if your water is sourced from a well. There can be a few causes for foul-smelling water. If your water only smells bad when you turn on hot water, the problem is likely stemming from your water heater. If the water smells bad coming from both hot and cold taps, the problem is likely with your water softener. If this is the case, the water softener experts at 1st Choice Water Solutions can help you pick out a new solution for your water softener to get rid of the foul smell.
If you find that the water heater and the water softener are not the causes of the smelly water, the most likely problem is sulfur bacteria in the water supply or hydrogen sulphide in the groundwater. The bacteria is anaerobic, meaning it can survive without oxygen. The foul-smelling bacteria can be filtered out with the help of water filtration systems.
Effects of smelly water
You might be wondering if foul-smelling water is dangerous to you or your family’s health. The answer is sometimes. Most of the time, foul-smelling water is safe to drink, even though it might smell disgusting. In some cases, however, smelly water can be a sign of sewage contamination or other dangerous bacteria that can cause health problems.
Another problem caused by smelly water is pipe corrosion. If the problem with your water is sulfur bacteria or hydrogen sulphide, it could cause corrosion in your pipes, leading to extensive damage and expensive repairs. This corrosion could also cause black specks to appear in your water, staining your glassware, bathtub, sinks and other surfaces touched by water.
How to get scent-free water again
If you’re ready to get rid of the rotten egg smell coming from your tap, call 1st Choice Water Solutions. We can help you get rid of odors by installing high-quality well water filtration systems or a sulfur water filter. Our filters will get rid of 99 percent of odor causing bacteria and contaminants in your water, including chlorine water. We’ll help you set up a free, no-obligation water test to determine what filtration systems are right for you, and we’ll get your tap water back to its normal, scent-free self.