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Uncovering the Mystery Behind That Iron Smell in Your Water!

Have you ever noticed a smell in your well water? It can be a little surprising and even a bit concerning. But don’t worry, it’s not an uncommon occurrence. In this blog, we’ll be exploring what could be causing that smell and what you can do to get rid of it.

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What causes the smelly water?

There are a few potential causes of smelly water. The most common is iron. Iron is a naturally occurring element that is often found in water sources. It can cause the water to have a metallic taste and smell. It's also possible for other minerals and contaminants to cause a smell, such as sulfur or chlorine.

Causes of rotten egg smell in well water

If your well water has a rotten egg smell, it could be caused by a few things. It could be caused by bacteria that is found in the well, such as sulfur bacteria. It could also be caused by hydrogen sulfide gas. This gas is created when certain bacteria break down organic matter in the water.

Common solutions to smelly water

The first step to solving the smelly water problem is to have it tested. This will help you identify the cause of the smell and determine the best solution. If the water is found to have a high iron content, you may be able to use a water filter to reduce the amount of iron in the water.

How to eliminate iron from your water

There are a few ways to eliminate iron from your water. The first is to use a water filtration system. This will help reduce the amount of iron in the water and make it safer to drink. It’s important to make sure the filter you choose is certified to reduce iron. At Advanced Water Treatment we use a number of filters to give our customers clean, iron-free water. 

Solutions for removing iron from water

If you’re experiencing high levels of iron in your water and can’t seem to get rid of it on your own, it may be time to call in a professional. A professional water treatment specialist can help you identify the cause of the iron and recommend the best solution. They may also be able to install a water softener or filtration system to help reduce the iron in the water.

No matter what the cause of the smell is, it’s important to address it to ensure that your water is safe to drink. We hope this blog has been helpful in understanding the mystery behind that iron smell in your water! If you’re concerned about iron, sulfur, or any other contaminate, give us a call for a free in-home water test at 1-810-231-2332.

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Advanced Water Treatment
12676 10 Mile Rd
South Lyon, MI 48178

Advanced Water Treatment
7674 E Michigan 36
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
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