While taste issues are only noticed at the faucet where water is used for drinking, bad smelling water can be noticeable any place in or around a home or office where water is used!
Those signs, foul smelling or bad-tasting water, are signs of impurities.
Common odor or taste issues you may notice:
- A rotten-egg or sulfur smell or taste suggests the presence of hydrogen sulfide. That’s often caused by a certain type of bacteria in the water. Sulfates can also cause the water to taste salty.
- Musty, earthy odors and tastes may signal dissolved solids. Such aromas and tastes may be caused by decaying organic matter in the plumbing or even in the source water itself.
- The smell and taste of chlorine. It’s there for disinfection to make water safer to drink and originates during the normal chlorination treatment process, but to enjoy the taste you may want to get rid of it.
- Metallic smells and tastes may be a sign of mercury, lead, copper, arsenic, or iron in the water. Manganese and zinc may also cause a metallic smell or taste. These chemicals may come from the pipes themselves.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, let us determine which solutions would be best for you. Contact Us and let us do a Free no obligation Water Analysis!