In the AIM Water community, a variety of factors can affect how water tastes, smells, and feels.
This is why we conduct a free water analysis before we recommend how to properly treat it. Here are a few problems we commonly see and treat.
Iron and Manganese
Iron and manganese can leave rust stains on clothing, appliances, and fixtures. These metals can make your water taste and smell foul.
Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum buildup in tubs and showers and spots on faucets and fixtures. It also causes scaling in appliances, which results in less efficiency and costly repairs.
Musty, earthy, fishy taste or smell?
These issues can be caused by algae, molds, and bacteria that live in water and can multiply within a home’s plumbing system.
Raw water comes into your home with any number of impurities, which can cause cloudiness.
“Rotten Egg Smell”
This smell is an indication of the presence of hydrogen sulfide in your water. This could be due to a problem with your water heater or naturally occurring sulfur bacteria, especially in well water.
Chlorine taste or smell
The taste and smell of chlorine are unappealing and can also dry out your skin and hair. While municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water supply, it should be filtered out before you use it to eliminate these effects.