Smelly tap water is a problem that can often arise without warning. When your water has a lingering scent, it can impact your personal hygiene, hydration habits, and ability to host guests. However, there are a few ways to get to the bottom of the problem and treat common odors. Water testing and filtration can…
Common Causes of Smelly Water
If you’re trying to identify the culprit of your smelly water, you can start by determining the odor’s source. The smell might result from your whole system or a particular faucet. A stink in one tap likely means an isolated issue. If water from every tap contains an unpleasant smell, you may need a more comprehensive solution. What your tap water smells like can signal the odor’s cause:
- Water smells like sulfur or rotten eggs: This smell indicates bacteria growth or iron in your water. Iron likely comes from your water supply, whether you have well water or city water. Bacteria can grow in many places, from water heaters to drains.
- Water smells like chemicals: A bleach or chemical smell likely indicates the presence of chlorine in your water. Water processing plants add this chemical so that drinking water is safe. If you have well water, your water treatment process might cause this smell too.
- Water smells musty or fishy: An earthy odor might come from organic matter in the drain or surface drainage entering your well system. Often, this odor causes no harm to drinkers but makes water consumption unpleasant.
- Water smells like fuel: This smell has the highest potential for danger. A gasoline-like scent may indicate a leaking underground fuel tank near your well, factory discharges or agriculture runoff.
How to Remove the Odor
Addressing an odor starts with identifying its source. Take the first step toward clean water by scheduling a free test and consultation from an expert water team in your area. A professional can help you determine whether the smell comes from one faucet or your water source.
A free water test will find whether your water contains high levels of iron, chlorine or bacteria. Then, a qualified water expert can help you choose the best water filter solution to rid your drinking water of any harmful contaminants.
Whole-House Water Filtration Systems
Once you understand your water needs after an in-home water test, your testing company can recommend a whole-house filtration system to remove the cause of the unpleasant smells. If your water smells like rotten eggs, you might benefit from an iron filtration system. Other odors may call for a different approach.
A water test may determine that you have several water issues to address. Pure Water Systems of Nevada will find a solution to create a healthy treatment system that leaves you with odor-free water.
Odor Filtration for Tap Water Smells
Pure Water Systems of Nevada can help rid your home of smelly water and the harmful chemicals, metals and bacteria that cause these issues. With over 30 years of experience working to purify Nevada water, we have the expertise you can trust for your home. We also provide personal service to help you get the best solution for your situation. Contact us for a free water test today.