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Hydrogen Sulfide

How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House

Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and alter the appearance and taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations […]
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How To Fix Well Water That Smells Bad? Simple Actions to Take.

fix water that smells bad Many homeowners contact us to find out how to fix well water that smells bad. Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and affect the taste of water. It can also change the taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations normally found in household water.
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13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

One common problem we hear about is when there are odors in the water from some but not all of the fixtures in the house.  For example, the upstairs bathroom shower has a bad odor, but the downstairs kitchen or bath have no odor. This can be caused by bio-films of iron and/or sulfur bacteria […]
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Announcing NSF Certification of our Pro-OX Iron & Manganese Filter Media

manganese dioxide media, Pro-OX We’re pleased to announce that our new Pro-OX manganese dioxide filter media has been certified by NSF.  “What does that mean?” you ask? “The NSF mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today for health and safety effects. It is valued […]
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Removing Hydrogen Sulfide with a Chlorination System

One reader recently wrote to us wondering why the foul sulfur odor in his water seemed to disappear after shock chlorination, only to reappear about a week later.  This a common question with a rather simple answer:  Foul odors in water tend to be caused by iron and sulfur bacteria, which expel foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide […]
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Compare the Costs of Using Chlorine Vs Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Treatment?

A very effective way to eliminate odors, bacteria and oxidize iron, manganese and other contaminants is by injecting asmall amount of chlorine or hydrogen peroxide each the well pump turns on.    Chlorination or peroxide injection combined with a backwashing catalytic carbon filter system is an excellent way to have clean odor-free, disinfected water throughout the […]
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“My Well is Producing Sand, Rust and Smells of Sulfur!”

A common question we often receive is “My well is producing sand and rust color water. It smells of sulfur. What is the best way to solve this problem!? ” A very effective method to remove iron, manganese, and odor from well water is by using an automatic chlorinator, followed by a greensand iron filter. […]
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My Filox Iron Filter Worked for One Week

A homeowner on well water recently contacted us.  They had purchased a Filox iron filter online, and was told by the supplier that it would remove the iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide odors without the use of chemicals.  It worked for one week and then their water turned bad again, full of iron and manganese […]
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What strength of hydrogen peroxide do you recommend to replace bleach?

One question we are often asked is: “What strength of hydrogen peroxide do you recommend to replace bleach?” Or: “Do you recommend replacing chlorine bleach with hydrogen peroxide, in my well water chlorinator?  I heard it works better or is less toxic.” Hydrogen peroxide is indeed a great replacement for bleach in many well water […]
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Eliminate Well Water Odors: Four Reasons Why Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment Is Best

mom and child   If your well water smells like rotten-eggs, you are not alone. Well water odor is a common problem and many homeowners battle stinky well water. Rotten-egg water not only has an objectionable odor, but in high concentrations may be dangerous to your health, and is corrosive to plumbing, fixtures and appliances. Water containing hydrogen […]
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