Why Does My Water Smell Funny?

As an EPS Hawaii customer, you rely on us to provide clean and safe water to your home. But what happens when your water smells funny? This can be a cause for concern, and you may wonder if your water is safe to drink or use. In this article we’ll explore some common reasons why your water might smell funny, how to identify the source of the odor, and what you can do about it.

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What’s That Smell?

First, it’s important to note that water should not have a smell. If your water smells like rotten eggs, sewage, or chemicals, it’s a sign that something is not right. The following are some common reasons why your water might have a strange odor:

  • Bacteria: Sometimes, bacteria can grow in your water supply, leading to a foul odor. This can happen if your water sits stagnant in your pipes for too long, or if your well or water source becomes contaminated.
  • Chemicals: If your water smells like bleach or chlorine, it’s possible that your water treatment plant is using too much of these chemicals to treat the water. While these chemicals are necessary to keep your water safe, they can also cause an unpleasant odor.
  • Minerals: If your water smells like sulfur or rotten eggs, it’s possible that there are high levels of minerals in your water, such as iron or sulfur. While these minerals are not harmful to your health, they can cause an unpleasant smell.
  • Old pipes: If your home has old pipes, they may be corroded or rusted, causing your water to have a metallic or musty odor.

How You Can Find the Source of the Smell

So, what can you do after you’ve identified that your water has an odor? Now  it’s important to identify the source of the odor. If the smell is coming from your hot water, it’s possible that your water heater needs to be flushed or replaced. If the smell is coming from your cold water, it’s possible that your pipes need to be cleaned or replaced. 

In many cases, you may need to contact a professional plumber or water treatment specialist, like EPS Hawaii. We can help you identify the source of the odor and recommend the best course of action to fix the problem. At EPS Hawaii, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality water treatment services to our customers. If you’re experiencing issues with your water quality, don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

You can always trust EPS Hawaii

In conclusion, if your water has an odor, it’s important to take action to identify the source of the problem and find a solution to get you back to your normal routine. Whether you need a simple pipe cleaning or a more complex water treatment solution, EPS Hawaii is here to help every step of the way. Contact us today by calling (808) 691-9309 for those living on Oahu and (808) 400-8811 for customers that live on Hawaii Island.


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