Eliminating Odors from Water with a Water Filtering System

Water Filtering SystemOne of the key issues that can be addressed by a water filtering system is unpleasant odors in the water. These odors are typically caused by contaminants that have found their way into the supply either through ground water, or through corroded pipes. When any sort of unpleasant odor in water is noticeable, it can greatly affect the enjoyment of drinking or bathing in the water. The best course of action to remedy this issue is by having a water quality test done by a professional, who can determine the cause of odors in the water and suggest ways to remove them.

Sulfur is one of the most common contaminants that prompts homeowners to have a water filtering system installed because its presence causes the water to have a smell that is similar to rotting eggs. There are a number of ways that sulfur ends up in tap water, for example, sulfur can be picked up as ground water passes through rocks that contain sulfite ores, or bacteria in the water can produce sulfur. Another source of a noticeable smell in water is chlorine, which can smell a bit similar to bleach. Chlorine is added in safe, low levels by public water facilities to sterilize water before it reaches people’s homes, but once the water has arrived at the home, the chlorine has done its job and leaving it in your tap water is not necessary.

While it is rarely harmful to drink the trace amounts of sulfur and chlorine found in tap water, it is still more pleasant to drink and bathe in water that has these strong-smelling substances removed by a water filtering system that is installed at the home’s point of entry for the water supply. If you notice an unpleasant odor in your water, contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer to schedule a complimentary in-home water quality test. As a leader in the water treatment industry, RainSoft can provide a water filtering system that is custom tailored to solve your water problems.