Tap water is a fundamental part of our daily lives. It’s the source of hydration, cooking, and cleaning. But what happens when it doesn’t look or smell right? Or what happens if you don’t like the taste? Bad-smelling tap water can catch you off guard, disrupting your daily routines and raising concerns about safety and hygiene. Whether it’s a sewage-like stench or a hint of chlorine reminiscent of a swimming pool, identifying the cause is the first step toward finding a solution.

Here, we explore common smells emanating from faucets and how to tackle them effectively.

1. My Water Smells Like Sewage

The unmistakable odor of sewage in your tap water can be alarming and unpleasant. This smell may not necessarily indicate a problem with your water supply but could stem from bacteria buildup in your sink drain.

What To Do:

Call Everything H2O to get a free water assessment so we can customize your water filtration solution based on an accurate lab test. Getting a water filtration system can ensure your home is drinking clean water for health benefits. Water Filtration systems reduce contaminants like parasites, bacteria, microbes, sodium, lead, and harmful compounds.

2. My Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

The presence of a rotten egg or sulfur smell in your water is not only off-putting but could also indicate potential health risks. This smell is often attributed to sulfur bacteria or hydrogen sulfide gas trapped in the plumbing system.

What To Do:

If the smell is isolated to hot water, consider replacing the magnesium anode in your water heater. For comprehensive solutions, reach out to Everything H2O for expert assistance in installing iron filters to treat your entire water supply. Check out our specially engineered “Only One” system by clicking here. Our exclusive filter system boasts a simple yet highly effective design that works. It is environmentally friendly and safe for septic beds. You will get great-tasting water, bright clean clothes, and sparkling plumbing fixtures and appliances without the ongoing expense and inconvenience of chemicals.

3. My Water Smells Musty

A musty odor in your tap water suggests the presence of organic pollutants, which can affect its taste and quality.

What To Do:

Sanitize your plumbing system and water softener with guidance from Everything H2O or install a reverse osmosis system for a lasting solution to musty-smelling water. Reverse Osmosis is the most effective and economical way to provide your family with high-quality drinking water. Reverse Osmosis is the process by which water molecules are forced by your household water pressure through a semi-permeable membrane. Contaminants are rinsed to the drain while your high-quality filtered water is stored in the holding tank.

4. My Water Tastes Like Metal

A metallic taste in your water could stem from corroded metal pipes or traces of minerals like manganese or iron. In older homes, lead contamination is also a concern.

What To Do:

Consider installing a reverse osmosis system under your kitchen sink to remove metallic tastes and reduce lead levels. Additionally, a water softener can help alleviate issues related to clear water iron. Water Softeners are an economical solution to your water-softening needs. The dual-function time clock water or flow monitoring softeners are set to regenerate on a set number of days which can be customized to each individual’s needs.  They also monitor household usage and will reduce or extend the standard backwash cycle to match your household’s water consumption.  Go away on a holiday for a week?  The softener will hold its backwash cycle until your water consumption reaches at least 80% of its rated amount saving you both water and salt.  Over time this can reduce consumable consumption by up to 80%.

Our High-Efficiency Water Softener uses up to 80% less salt than early-model water softeners!

  • Longer lasting, brighter colored clothing
  • Avoid scale build-up in appliances and plumbing
  • Reduce the cost of cleaning supplies and home care products
  • Extend the operating life of your dishwasher, clothes washer, water heater or boiler
  • Reduce the cost of electricity to run your water heater
  • Get cleaner, whiter clothes and sparkling clean dishes
  • Less salt down the drain means less salt in our ecosystem!

5. My Water Smells Fishy

A fishy smell in tap water may indicate the presence of organic matter or microscopic bacteria, compromising its safety and quality.

What To Do:

Contact Everything H2O for assistance! Fortunately, there are solutions to combat poor water quality. Our custom systems undergo comprehensive analysis to identify and address water quality issues effectively.

6. My Water Smells Like a Swimming Pool

Chlorine-treated water often carries a distinct smell, reminiscent of a swimming pool, which can affect its taste and odor.

What To Do:

Have Everything H2O install a carbon filtration system to effectively reduce chlorine levels in your home, ensuring clean and refreshing tap water.

Conclusion: Prioritize Clean Water Quality

Don’t let smelly tap water disrupt your daily life or compromise your health. Addressing the underlying causes with tailored filtration solutions from Everything H2O ensures access to clean, safe, and great-tasting water for you and your family. Schedule a free water assessment today and take the first step toward enjoying pristine tap water in your home.