Does your water have a bad odor? Is it accompanied by a horrible taste?
If your water tastes and/or smells bad, it goes without saying that you won’t want to use it often. After all, no one wants to cook or clean with water that gives off a bad smell or taste.
There are many causes of bad tasting and smelly drinking water. Understanding the primary causes can help you solve your problem once and for all.
Some of the primary culprits include:
- Dissolved solids, which cause a musty smell
- Hydrogen sulfide, which causes a rotten egg smell
- Chlorine, which can impact the smell and taste of water
- Mercury, lead, iron, and arsenic, which is responsible for metallic tastes
How to Solve Your Problem
Regardless of the reason for the bad taste or smell, it’s imperative to take immediate action.
For example, a rotten egg smell is a common issue caused by water absorbing hydrogen sulfide as it moves through the ground. As a result, when you turn on your tap, you vent the gas from the water, leading to the bad smell.
A high quality water filtration system can remove sulfur from the water, thus eliminating the odor.
Chlorine is just as big of a problem in drinking water, as it’s used to kill bacteria in water and the pipes that bring it to your home.
While chlorine is necessary at water treatment plants, it doesn’t do you any good in your home. Not only does it smell bad, but it also ruins the taste of your water. Furthermore, it can dry your skin, fade your clothes, and shorten the lifespan of your appliances.
If your water tastes and/or smells bad, don’t wait another day to pinpoint the cause and implement a solution. There’s a good chance that a whole house water filtration system is the quickest and most efficient way to solve your problem, all while improving the quality of your water.