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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

 

What causes the smell of rotten eggs in my water?

The smell of rotten eggs in your water is typically caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas (source: FloridaHealth.gov)

Sometimes water that smells like a rotten egg could also be caused by a water heater or by sewage pollution that has leaked into your water.

How can I get rid of the smell of rotten eggs in my water?

You can get rid of the smell of rotten eggs in your water by installing a water filtration system that uses activated carbon or an aeration process.

Will boiling my water get rid of the smell of rotten eggs?

Boiling your water will not get rid of the smell of rotten eggs as it is caused by hydrogen sulfide gas, which is not affected by heat.

Can the smell of rotten eggs in my water be caused by something other than hydrogen sulfide gas?

The smell of rotten eggs in your water can also be caused by bacteria in your well or water supply.

Will a water softener help to get rid of the smell of rotten eggs in my water?

A water softener can help to remove minerals from your water, but it may not be effective in removing hydrogen sulfide gas, which is the source of the smell of rotten eggs.

How can I tell if the smell of rotten eggs in my water is coming from my well or from my water supply?

You can contact us to have your water tested free for hydrogen sulfide gas..

How often do I need to replace the filters in my water filtration system to keep the smell of rotten eggs out of my water?

The frequency of filter replacement will vary depending on the type of filter and the level of hydrogen sulfide gas in your water. We will give you professional guidance regarding filters.

Will the smell of rotten eggs in my water affect my plumbing or appliances?

The smell of rotten eggs in your water can affect your plumbing and appliances, by causing corrosion in pipes and damage to appliances.

Can I drink water with the smell of rotten eggs?

It is not recommended to drink water with a strong smell of rotten eggs.

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