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Why Does My Water Smell Funny?

Why Does My Water Smell Funny?

Have you gone to pour yourself a glass of water from the tap and, upon trying to take a sip, you’re hit with a funky smell that all but stops you in your tracks? Even if your water seems safe to drink, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fresh and/or tasty.

If you’re dealing with water that constantly smells funny, these could be some of the reasons behind it.

If Your Water Smells Like Bleach

Your local municipal water supplier uses chlorine and other chemicals to rid your water of contaminants that may live in it when it’s first sourced. Sometimes, if the plant is using a lot of chemicals in their water treatment, some of the odors could stay in your water, giving it a bleach-like smell.

If Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

This smell can be very common in water supplies that are sourced from well systems. When sulfur elements are present in the ground surrounding the water, the odor can seep into the water and give off a rotten egg smell when it comes out of your faucet or showerhead. While this water is safe to drink and shower in, the smell may deter you from wanting to use it altogether.

If Your Water Smells Moldy

You know that musty odor you can get from wet clothes that have sat in the washing machine for too long? If you’re getting the same smell from your tap water, you should be concerned. A musty smell coming from your water is usually a sign that mold or algae are present. We all know mold is never healthy to breathe in, much less ingest, so you’ll want to handle that issue as soon as possible.

The good news here is that most of the issues that cause these smells can typically be solved by installing a water filtration system in your home. Contact Horizon Services now to schedule an estimate or find out if a whole-home filtration system is right for you!​​​​​