Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs – Reason and Solution

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You have had a rather long day today. But, now it’s time to unwind.

First, you’re going to have a nice, ling bath.

And then, lying on the couch in front of the TV with a nice cup of tea will do the trick. Thank God it’s Friday!

This weekend, you are determined to do absolutely nothing and get your batteries refilled for another long week.

That’s some plan, I’ll give you that. Although, it is often difficult to stick to a plan. I hope nothing will ruin yours.

Have I jinxed it now? Are you worried that something unpredictable might happen and that your perfect weekend will be cancelled?

Oh, don’t be like that – superstition will never get you anywhere. Relax, enjoy your free time.

So, the plan is to start off the weekend with a long bath and that’s where you are headed right now.

Nothing can wash off the stress of a hard day such as warm water. Speaking of that, do you notice some kind of a smell?

It’s rather unpleasant, and even nauseating. In fact, it is also quite familiar, but you cannot seem to put your finger on it.

While shampooing your head, you start wondering where the odor is coming from.

It’s getting worse and worse. It’s like something is rotten, but what could it be… That’s when it hits you – your shower water smells like eggs, and now the smell is all over you.

What on Earth is happening? Ah, it seems that your weekend will get ruined after all. I am really sorry for jinxing it.

The Reason Behind The Smell

refilling glass with tap water

Noticing the smell of rotten eggs in your water is rather frustrating, isn’t it?

Every single tap across your home becomes unusable at that very moment and you are left without a drop of clean water.

How can you possibly function without it? Well, unless you want to keep buying bottled products for the rest of your life, you need to do something about it.

News flash: when you notice this smell, it means that your water was actually unusable for quite some time.

The problem is that you have taken it for granted since it “seemed” okay.

You really should have been more careful than that. It’s not enough for it to “seem” okay.

After all, this is something you ingest on a daily basis.

Plus, your skin and your clothes also absorb it, so it is of crucial importance to make sure that it is healthy.

Given all the chemical and other types of contaminants that can be found in your tap water, I am not surprised to hear that this happened to you.

When you leave your water untreated, it is only a question of time before you come across a problem with it.

What is surprising, however, is the fact that you left it untreated for this long.

Weren’t you aware of how harmful these contaminants can be? Useful content.

There are more than 300 chemicals found in drinking water across the United States of America.

However, when you notice this specific smell, only one chemical is to blame.

It is a good thing that you could actually identify the smell right away, since that makes it easier to figure out the solution.

Of course, you won’t actually be able to solve it on your own, but the company you contact will have a good idea of how to help you.

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless chemical compound the primary producers of which are sulfur-reducing bacteria.

It has a characteristic smell. Could you guess what that smell is?

I suppose you can, since I have already mentioned it above. Yes, that’s right; it’s the smell of rotten eggs.

Sometimes, it is not noticed until you run hot water. This is because the heat forces that unpleasant odor into the air.

In addition to the smell, this gas can discolor and tarnish your metal kitchenware, or cause black and yellow stains on the water fixtures.

That’s how you can notice it before it starts giving off the odor.

Furthermore, water contaminated with hydrogen sulfide can change the taste of your beverages, as well as the food cooked with it.

All of this can pose a threat to your health.

Lower concentrations can cause a sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, nausea, and even some eye irritations.

Long-term exposure to even the low concentrations can lead to headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, as well as some issues with your memory.

However, if you are exposed to this chemical for a long time, or to higher concentrations, it can have a significantly adverse effect on your reproductive system.

Get some more info on this contaminant:

What You Can Do To Stay Safe

As you can see, hydrogen sulfate is anything but safe. Its nasty smell is not the only thing you should worry about.

Therefore, it is important to treat all your water supplies properly, in order to stay safe and healthy.

This can be done by simply installing a whole house water filter.

If you haven’t heard about that product by now, I suggest you look it up.

A whole house filter will treat all the supplies in your home. That will make it safe for consumption.

Consequently, you won’t have to worry about ingesting any kinds of harmful chemicals.

And, naturally, the bad smell will be history.