Tap Water Shouldn’t Smell like Rotten Eggs

Do you really want to cook with water that smells like rotten eggs? Are you okay with the idea of bathing in this water? How about washing your clothes?

If the smell of rotten eggs takes over your home every time you turn on the water, it’s critical to pinpoint the cause and implement an immediate solution. Even if it’s not harmful to your home or dangerous to your health, it’s more than enough to stress you out.

What’s the Cause?
The most common cause of a rotten egg smell is water that contains hydrogen sulfide, sulfur or iron bacteria. Even if there’s only a small amount in your water, it can still result in an extremely bad smell. Despite the odor, it won’t impact your health. Instead, it’s nothing more than a bad smell that can scare you away from wanting to turn on the water.

What’s the Source of the Problem?
It’s one thing to understand the cause of the smell, but another thing entirely to determine the source. Here are some points of consideration:

  • If the smell is only present when using hot water, it’s probably related to your hot water heater
  • If the smell is present regardless of water temperature, it’s probably related to your plumbing system or well water
  • If the smell is only coming from one faucet or one room, you may have a problem with the pipes or drains in that area

How to Eliminate the Problem
Once you determine the source of the problem, it’s time to take action. A Hague Quality Water whole house water filtration system may be the best answer to your problem. Not only can it eliminate the odor, but it will also improve the overall quality of your water.

If your water smells like rotten eggs, don’t wait another day to find the cause and resolve the issue. Soon enough, the smell will be gone and you can once again run the water in your home without covering your nose. Contact EPA Water Consultants to learn more. We’re your Authorized Hague Dealer in the Greater Philadelphia area including towns like Quakertown, Chalfont and Newtown Square.

EPA Water Consultants have been working with homeowners, home builders and businesses for years throughout Pennsylvania to solve multiple water-related problems. Each install is completed by an EPA Water employee as if it was our home – no subcontractors! With our 100% water quality guarantee, EPA Water Consultants will provide the best water available to you and your home or business!