Thursday, July 20, 2017

What To Do When Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Have you ever turned on your water and the smell that came out was less than pleasant? That's usually the tell tale sign that you may have sulfur sneaking its way into your water. Nobody wants contaminants in their drinking water, and having your water smell like rotten eggs can be a pretty upsetting experience. At Culligan®, we're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks water needs, and our goal is to make getting clean, refreshing water as easy as possible. If you find out that your water may be contaminated with sulfur, here is what you can do.

The Effects of Sulfur in Water

The unmistakable scent of rotten eggs has nothing to with eggs, in fact, it's usually linked to sulfur. The chemical usually makes its way into your water at the source when the supply originates from groundwater, so it's very common for sulfur to be in well-water. Although sulfur in water is not known to cause serious health effects, it can be very unpleasant to the senses, especially to our noses!

Sulfur water can lead to unpleasant odors and tastes, and it can lead to corrosion of your metal appliances and it can discolor silverware and copper/brass utensils. You may also notice sulfur water affecting your laundry, leaving your water greasy and your clothing discolored.

What Can You Do?

Once you know that sulfur is the culprit of your foul smelling, bad tasting water, you may be wondering what you can do to get rid of the sulfur in your water. Although your city may be treating the water, sulfur can remain in the water all the way until it reaches your home. Luckily, Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks has a few products that could help make sure your water is free from any contaminants. By adding a water filtration system, you can have better-smelling and better-tasting water throughout your home immediately.

Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks offers a FREE in-home water test so you can know exactly what's in your tap water. There is no purchase required, no obligation and the best part is, it's absolutely FREE! Testing your water by a licensed water expert at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect solution to determine if you have a water problem. If any problems are found, we can properly solve your water problem with Culligan® backed equipment and services that may be necessary to have high-quality water. To schedule your in-home water test, call us today at 573-719-1314.

277 Lower Business Park Road • Linn Creek, MO 65052 • (573) 719-1314

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