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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Two Popular Ways to Eliminate Odor from Well Water: Chlorination/Peroxide Injection or Aeration
Foul odors are a common problem in well water systems. They are generally caused by hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas, which can get into water sources in a number of ways: via sewage systems, near coal and peat deposits, in oil fields, and most commonly from iron and sulfur bacteria. These bacteria thrive on iron and … Continue reading Two Popular Ways to Eliminate Odor from Well Water: Chlorination/Peroxide Injection or Aeration
Will Reverse Osmosis Membranes Remove Odor from Well Water?
We were asked by a homeowner if their new whole house reverse osmosis system should be removing odors from their well water. This was a commercial system with no carbon filters, just pre-filters and the RO system (not supplied by us). Many homeowners use under-sink reverse osmosis systems which have carbon filters as part of … Continue reading Will Reverse Osmosis Membranes Remove Odor from Well Water?
Switching to Hydrogen Peroxide in water
We often receive a question like this: “I have a liquid chlorine bleach well water chlorinator. I want to switch to injecting hydrogen peroxide instead. Can I just clean out my existing chlorine metering pump, and switch to peroxide?” Switching to hydrogen peroxide using the same metering pump This is a very good question, and … Continue reading Switching to Hydrogen Peroxide in water