Bad Water Smell

Does Your Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs Or Sulfur?

Does your water have an odor of rotten eggs or sulfur? The cause of the odor is usually sulfur bacteria and hydrogen sulfide gas which is generally located in a house or buildings water supply. If the smells isolated to your hot water, then the problem could be a chemical reaction that’s taking place in our hot water heater. It’s not uncommon to for people to experience different smells coming from their tap water or well water. In the U.S. 316 chemicals have been discovered in drinking water.

Water Supplies Have Safe Drinking Water

The fact is most of us take our drinking water for granted. With many countries drinking tap water would be considered a hazard. With that said U.S. water supplies are safe to drink but like most of us we’ve read and heard about outbreaks of contaminated drinking water that have occurred, causing illness. While in most cases water that smells is still safe to drink but it would be advisable to either call your Riverside water company or have your water tested.

Water Smell May Be Coming From Your Water Supply

Sometimes we mistake the unpleasant smell from a drain. Sink Drains are a familiar source for bacteria resulting in a smelly sink. To check to see if the smell is coming from the water, fill a glass of water and remove yourself from the room with water in hand. Then smell the water from an isolated location. Once you’ve determined it is the water.  Then you can start looking for the source. If the smell is prevalent in both the hot and cold water, then chances are the smell is coming from your water supply. The public water supply or your well if you’re on well water. You can also check with a neighbor to see if they’re experiencing the same water smell.

A water Filtration System Will remove Contaminants

Additionally, you can run your water for some time to see if the smell goes away. If the smell does go away, then the water smell is coming from the plumbing system and not the water. If the problems isolated to the hot water, then the cause of the problem is the magnesium rod in the hot water tank. You can significantly improve your drinking water by installing a water filtration system that will remove harmful contaminants. Call your Big B’s Plumbing technician for a quote and get the value and service you deserve.

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