Having Smelly Water Stinks.Fix it with an all-natural, affordable solution from United Water Treatment
There are typically two water contaminants that can cause your water to smell like sulfur or rotten eggs, one is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and the other is iron or sulfates.
H2S is a mineral that is released from the earth and finds its way into groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil. H2S is a dissolved gas that is released from the earth and finds its way into the groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located in Northern Virginia, Richmond.
Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be associated with your water heater or sewage pollution in your water. If you’re on city water here in the Northern Virginia, Richmond area and have been gone for a while, the water could have gotten stagnant in your water lines or water heater. Running your water (both hot and cold) to flush your lines will sometimes improve this situation, some may need to have the lines flushed with chlorine to remove bacteria.
The most important thing to note is that it is ALWAYS worthwhile to get your water tested as H2S poses a serious potential health risk including nausea, vomiting, and other serious health effects.
So how do you fix it?
Depending on the root cause of the issue there are affordable options available through United Water Treatment. We offer free water testing to determine the source of the smell. There’s no obligation to purchase equipment from us as our goal is to provide valuable information to help you make the best decision for your home and family.