Why Does My Water Taste Weird?
Have you noticed that your water has a strange taste to it? Do you find yourself constantly buying disposable bottles of water? That should never be the case. You deserve consistent filtered water – all day, every day.
To truly rid your water of that funky taste, it’s important to understand what exactly is causing your water to taste so weird. More often than not, it’s due to impurities and contaminants in your water.
What causes contamination of drinking water?
We all know that water in its pristine state is colorless, tasteless, and odorless – but water isn’t always in this state.
Oftentimes in city or residential areas, water is treated with chlorine in an attempt to rid impurities and contaminants from slipping into your water. However, not even chlorine can keep all impurities out.
Luckily, Kinetico water filtration systems help with this problem. Once city water reaches your home, our Kinetico drinking water systems can help extract not only the chlorine disinfectant, but other contaminants as well like lead, metals, and plastic by-products.
Water can also have sulfur and excess minerals in it, like magnesium, iron, and calcium. While these minerals aren’t harmful contaminants, they can impact the softness of your clothes, hair, and skin. Don’t fret though, having a Kinetico water filtration and softener system can help fix this problem so you have an endless supply of clean, soft water.
Like we stated above, chlorine is often used as a disinfectant. It essentially helps cities deliver mass amounts of safe drinking water. This is a great first step towards clean water, but unfortunately leaving the chlorine in your water can impact its taste and quality.
Think about when you were a kid and how dry your hair and skin felt when you would get out of the pool. Why would you want to feel that way after taking a shower? Even better, why would you want to drink water that tastes like a swimming pool?
Chlorine is the first line of defense when it comes to clean water. It kills a majority of harmful viruses and bacteria – but to achieve maximum quality water, a Kinetico filtration system is an essential layer of protection that removes chlorine and other water contaminants. A Kinetico drinking water system can help you achieve an abundance of filtered water for you and your home.
It’s not uncommon for us to hear complaints about having cloudy water with a metallic taste. This is a common problem for folks in Ohio with well water.
Well water often has higher amounts of naturally occurring iron, manganese, and calcium. Like we said before, minerals in our water are not necessarily harmful to us, but they can pose problems.
Excessive minerals in water can cause the water to become hard and lead to water problems like terrible stains, unbearable odors, and even calcification on water pipes (excess build-up of calcium).
A Kinetico water softener is the best defense against hard water. You can say goodbye to stains on your dishes, showers with hard water, and possible pipe damage from excess calcium by getting a Kinetico Water Softener today.
“Rotten egg” Taste and Odor
We all, unfortunately, know the “rotten egg” smell and taste, but do you know why it smells and tastes like “rotten eggs” specifically?
High levels of sulfur and certain types of bacteria in well water can cause that terrible sulfur smell, aka the smell and taste of “rotten eggs.”
However, it’s impossible to tell if that awful taste and odor is caused by sulfur or bacteria without properly testing the water. Don’t settle for bad-tasting water – call us today for a free water test and consultation to fix any water issues you may be experiencing.