Smelly Water

Consider all the essential ways you rely on water in your Maryland home. Water is a fundamental element in your daily routine for personal hygiene, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and quenching your thirst.

Now, envision every time you turn on the tap, the water flowing in your Annapolis home carries an unpleasant odor that assaults your senses.

Unpleasant and overpowering odors in your water can turn simple tasks like showering and cooking into unpleasant chores.

The good news about foul-smelling water is that it can be resolved. You just need to pinpoint the source of the odor and formulate a water treatment plan to eliminate the smell and its underlying cause.

Mid-Atlantic Water Services is here to assist. With over 30 years of experience and a wealth of expertise in water treatment and plumbing, our professionals specialize in maintaining, repairing, and installing comprehensive home filtration systems, point-of-use filters, water softeners, reverse osmosis devices, ultraviolet (UV) lights, and various other water treatment solutions.

We can evaluate the water in your home and recommend the most effective approach to eliminate odors.

Is Your Water Giving off a Rotten Egg Odor?

The presence of hydrogen sulfide gas can contaminate your water with the unpleasant scent of rotten eggs. This gas can originate naturally in groundwater or result from sulfur bacteria in your Annapolis well, plumbing system, or water heater. If you only notice the odor when using hot water, the likely cause could be a magnesium anode rod in your water heater.

Our skilled technicians at Mid-Atlantic Water Services can replace the rod with one made of a different material to resolve this issue.

Another solution involves installing a solution feed system capable of introducing chlorine into the water, which can neutralize the offensive odor.

The U.S. Geological Survey states that while water tainted with hydrogen sulfide may have a foul odor and taste, it is generally not harmful to your health.

Nevertheless, water that smells like rotten eggs can lead to other problems. Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas can leave stains on fixtures and lead to pipe corrosion in your Annapolis plumbing system. Sulfur bacteria create conditions that encourage the growth of other bacteria.

Other Disagreeable Odors

If your tap water produces the following odors, your well or municipal water source may be suitable candidates for treatment:

Chlorine, which is added to water supplies to eliminate harmful viruses, parasites, and bacteria, might give your drinking water a swimming pool-like smell. A whole-house carbon filtration system can be employed to mitigate this odor.

Sewage odors indicate the presence of bacteria in your plumbing or water source.

When your water emits an unusual odor that you can’t quite identify, get in touch with the experts at Mid-Atlantic Water Services for a thorough assessment and a water treatment solution.

Enhance Your Water Quality

You don’t need to endure the discomfort of rotten egg odors in your Annapolis, MD home. You have the option to reduce hydrogen sulfide gas and sulfur bacteria in your well or municipal water supply, effectively eliminating unpleasant odors. Let the knowledgeable professionals at Mid-Atlantic Water Services recommend a whole-house water treatment solution to address your tap water odor concerns. Reach out to us at (443) 808-0420 or request our services online.

Don’t let smelly water get you down. Call us at 443-906-3257 or fill out the form below to schedule a water test and get on your way to better, healthier water!

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