There’s nothing worse than turning on your water, just to be knocked over by a bad smell. The same holds true of water that has a bad taste.

Rather than hope this issue corrects itself (which isn’t likely), it’s critical to pinpoint the root cause. Some of the most common causes of bad testing, smelly water include:

  • Dissolved solids, resulting in a musty smell
  • Hydrogen sulfide, resulting in a rotten egg smell
  • Metallic smells and taste, resulting from iron, lead, or mercury
  • The use of chlorine

What’s the best way to eliminate a rotten egg smell?

This is a common complaint among many homeowners. Fortunately, there’s a solution to the hydrogen sulfide that’s entering your water supply.

With a whole house filtration system in place, sulfur is removed from the water upon entering your home. This eliminates the rotten egg smell once and for all. 

What about chlorine?

Public treatment plants use chlorine to kill harmful bacteria in the water itself or the pipes that transport it to your home. However, once the water reaches your home, the chlorine no longer does you any good.

Not only does chlorine have a bad taste and smell, but it can also dry your skin, shorten the life of your appliances, and ruin your clothes.

Just the same as sulfur, a filtration system can remove chlorine from your water.

Is lead a concern?

Lead is a serious concern, as consuming it is bad for your health. If you live in an older home with water pipelines that were installed before 1975, lead should be a concern that you pay close attention to.

Even if you’ve tested your water and it’s free of lead, this can change at any point in the future.

A filtration system will give you peace of mind, as it’s effective in removing lead, among other contaminants, from your water.


If you’re concerned about the quality of your water, such as the result of a bad taste or smell, contact us to discuss which type of filtration system is best for your home.