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What to Do When Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs May 8, 2019

Wappinger, Dutchess
What to Do When Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs, Wappinger, New York

If your water supply has a foul, rotten egg smell, everyday activities like cooking, brushing teeth, and washing hands become difficult to accomplish. If you hope to bathe and drink with cleaner water, use the following guide to see how a water treatment system will help.

Why Does the Water Smell So Bad?

If you only notice the issue when using hot water, the septic-like smell could be caused by the recent installation of a new water heater. These appliances contain magnesium rods, which are meant to disintegrate over time and protect the tank walls. As minerals in the water erode the rods, they react with the magnesium and produce a foul smell. If your water smells like rotten eggs all the time, at any temperature, there is probably excess hydrogen sulfide gas and sulfur bacteria in your drinking supply. These substances can eat into your pipes and plumbing fixtures and leave stains on your silverware.

How Will a Water Treatment System Help?water treatment

While it might not be immediately harmful, no one wants to drink offensive-smelling water. While septic-scented hot water will need the handiwork of a water heater repair company, hot and cold water that smells like rotten eggs can be solved with a water treatment system. Once installed, this plumbing accessory will filter out unwanted chemicals and minerals, including hydrogen sulfide and sulfur bacteria.


For a water treatment system that will clean your drinking supply, get in touch with The Water Source of Hudson Valley, NY. They have over 25 years of experience installing high-quality water treatment and filtration systems, such as those from Kinetico®, for commercial and residential clients. If you’re interested in removing bacteria and other contaminants from your household water, call them at (845) 297-1600 and schedule a free water analysis. Visit their website for more information on their work.

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