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Learn about the sources of well water odors and how to prevent them

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 … Continue reading Learn about the sources of well water odors and how to prevent them
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How To Fix Well Water That Smells Bad? Simple Actions to Take.

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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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 … Continue reading How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House
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13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

One problem we often hear about is unpleasant odors 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 forming in certain sections of … Continue reading 13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water
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Your Toilet Tank Could Reveal Problems About Your Water

The flush tank holds the clean water that is used to flush the toilet.  It is like having a mini settling storage tank right in your home. The water that goes into the flush tank is exposed to air and may leave sediment, rust, and corrosion by-products from the pipes (if there is any in … Continue reading Your Toilet Tank Could Reveal Problems About Your Water
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Announcing NSF Certification of our Pro-OX Iron & Manganese Filter Media

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 … Continue reading Announcing NSF Certification of our Pro-OX Iron & Manganese Filter Media
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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 … Continue reading Removing Hydrogen Sulfide with a Chlorination System
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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 … Continue reading Compare the Costs of Using Chlorine Vs Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Treatment?
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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. … Continue reading “My Well is Producing Sand, Rust and Smells of Sulfur!”
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My Filox Iron Filter Worked for Only 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 … Continue reading My Filox Iron Filter Worked for Only One Week
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