What is that SMELL!?!

The “Skinny” on SMELLY Water

smelly water

Let’s face it … Odors can be embarrassing! Especially when they are prevalent in your home, and even more so if you don’t know where they’re coming from! If you find that your water is the source of the smell, our guess is … you probably aren’t drinking it, and for good reason!

The last thing we want to smell, is our water.  Water is supposed to be color-less and odor-less, so why do some just accept a rotten-egg or sulfur type smell as normal? it’s what people use to bathe, cook, drink and clean! Thank goodness there is a solution! A certified water consultant or technician is what you need.  Why? Because when it comes to understanding water, one must understand things at a molecular level.  In essence, your water consultant or technician is your friendly neighborhood chemist! He/she is able to understand the inorganic/organic compounds causing the root of your water issues, and knows the reactions that needed to offset it.  

In a lot of cases, the causation of water odors are difficult to determine; the good news is, laboratory testing is not a necessity in discovering your specific needs! A qualified water filtration technician can! Not only can a technician ascertain the cause, he can help you decide on the best action to take to resolve the problem! Water has to travel quite a long way to get from the aquifer to our faucets and can pick up many elements along the way.  Let’s take a look at the more common odors that people experience.

  • Rotten Eggs or Sulfurous Odor:

    • CAUSE: Microorganisms that use the sulfur in decaying plants, rocks and soil as their food, produce hydrogen sulfide in their waste.

    • SOLUTION (Depending on specific household needs and variables):

      • Carbon Tank – Filters and traps odors

      • Iron Breaker – Naturally Oxidizes odors

      • Chlorine Injection System – Neutralizes odors

  • Medicinal or Chemical Odor:

    • CAUSE: Free Chlorine – mostly found in public water sources as chlorine is used to treat bacteria – it is the concentration of residual chlorine in water and can present as dissolved gas (Cl2), hypochlorous acid (HOCl), and/or hypochlorite ion (OCl-).

    • SOLUTION (Depending on specific household needs and variables): Filtration, Filtration, Filtration – Ask your water consultant what filter and/or system would be right for your needs.

  • Musty or Moldy Odor:

    • CAUSE: Decaying organic matter collecting over time in the drain or possible pollution of the well itself from surface drainage.

    • SOLUTION (Depending on specific household needs and variables): Service the filtration system, the pressure tank and the well annually. Never hesitate to reach out to a qualified Water Specialist at the first sign of issue.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

This Post Has 56 Comments

  1. oprol evorter

    F*ckin’ awesome things here. I am very satisfied to peer your post. Thank you so much and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Thank you, I’m glad you found some useful information. Our e-mail can be found on our contact us page: https://www.aquamech.net/contact-us/ We look forward to hearing from you!

  2. Floyd

    I am really grateful to the owner of this site who has shared this enormous article at at this

  3. Lanora

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time
    and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something
    like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Thank you for your comment, our web developer would know the information you seek. Reach out to Nick from Create By Influence, they are phenomenal to work with!

  4. bowlandbone

    You could certainly see your expertise in the article you write.
    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you
    who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. Always
    go after your heart.

  5. Priscilla

    Wow, this post is nice, my younger sister is analyzing these things, so I am going to let know her.

  6. Tanja

    After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the
    -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a
    comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment.
    There has to be a means you can remove me from that service?
    Thanks a lot!

    1. Heather Dougherty

      You should look into your settings as it was a choice given to the user.

  7. Lukas

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for
    your weblog. You have some really good posts and I feel I
    would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of
    the load off, I’d love to write some articles for your blog in exchange
    for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested.

  8. I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him
    as nobody else know such detailed about my problem.
    You’re wonderful! Thanks!


    Hello I am so happy I found your website,
    I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like
    to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I
    also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all
    at the moment but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I
    have time I will be back to read a great deal more,
    Please do keep up the superb jo.

  10. We stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I might check things out.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to finding
    out about your web page for a second time.

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Looking forward to you viewing more content!

  11. Reuben

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?

    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your
    website is magnificent, let alone the content!

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Thank you!

  12. Tyler

    Right here is the perfect blog for everyone who wants to
    understand this topic. You understand a whole
    lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a new spin on a subject which has been written about for many
    years. Great stuff, just great!

  13. Ernesto

    Hey just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
    know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why
    but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the
    same results.

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Thank you so much for letting us know!

  14. Billy

    I like looking through a post that can make people
    think. Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  15. Rosalind

    Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.

  16. Chelsey

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it,
    you could be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and may come
    back at some point. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great work,
    have a nice holiday weekend!

  17. Betsey

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly feel this amazing site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the advice!

  18. Samgong Online

    My brother recommended I might like this website. He used
    to be entirely right. This publish actually made my day.
    You can not believe simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

  19. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything.
    However think about if you added some great visuals or video clips to give
    your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this site could certainly be
    one of the very best in its field. Superb

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Great Idea! We are now looking into exactly that,thank you!

  20. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design.
    Excellent choice of colors!

  21. Hollie

    Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look.
    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Exceptional blog and wonderful design.

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Thanks! We appreciate it!

  22. CBD Wax

    This page really has all of the information and facts I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  23. Hey I am so grateful I found your web site, I really found you by error, while I was
    searching on Google for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a incredible post and a all round
    interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute
    but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the
    superb work.

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Unfortunately not that I know of, I’m sorry.

  24. Judi Online

    Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know
    if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance
    from someone with experience. Any help would
    be greatly appreciated!

  25. Quality articles or reviews is the secret to be a
    focus for the viewers to go to see the web site, that’s
    what this site is providing.

  26. Darrell

    There’s certainly a lot to find out about this subject.
    I really like all the points you made.

  27. Heather Dougherty


  28. Heather Dougherty

    Thanks for making us aware, we appreciate it!

  29. e-business

    Muchos Gracias for your blog.Much thanks again.

  30. You are so awesome! I don’t believe I have read anything like this before.
    So wonderful to find somebody with some original thoughts on this topic.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is
    one thing that is required on the internet, someone with some originality!

  31. Colleen Larrimore

    This page certainly has all of the information and facts I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  32. Judi online

    Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m
    having a hard time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    1. Heather Dougherty

      We went with WordPress

  33. Dominoqq Online

    Hey are using WordPress for your site platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any html
    coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Heather Dougherty

      Yes, we are using wordpress, and it’s pretty much drag and drop!

  34. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog
    posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  35. Everything is very open with a really clear description of
    the challenges. It was really informative. Your website is very
    useful. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Hi there, just wanted to tell you, I liked this post.

    It was practical. Keep on posting!

Leave a Reply