Oh no! You’ve smelled that rotten egg smell as soon as you turn on your faucet or shower. What’s that mean? You’ve got sulfur in your water, and it’s running all throughout the house. When you have this problem, it doesn’t just impact one portion of the house. It compromises your entire water supply, which means you have to attack it with the right solution. Keep reading to dissect the issue in each section of your house as well as the solution that can help regardless of location.
You may identify an issue in your kitchen when you smell bad-smelling water coming from your faucets, the dishwasher, the fridge, etc. Often, you’ll know that you have sulfur water not only from the smell but because of the black or yellow stains on your fixtures or utensils. When your kitchen has this smell, it’s a problem because it will impact the way that your food smells and tastes. Your water will be impacted, and any time you go to wash your hands, your hands will end up smelling like sulfur as well.
Sulfur water in your laundry room may be one of the most frustrating parts of this whole process. After all, when you put laundry in your washing machine, you want them to be cleaner at the end of the process, right? Yet, sulfur water means bad-smelling water, bad-smelling clothes, and a bad-smelling washer overall. There’s no way your clothes will come out cleaner while you’re dealing with sulfur in your water. The only way to solve this problem is to get to the root cause.
If you’re smelling that rotten egg odor coming straight from your washing machine, then you’ll need to clean it in addition to addressing the water source. Here are a few ways to do it!
After you’ve cleaned out your washing machine, be sure to leave the door or lid open overnight to allow it to air out. The interior should completely dry before your next wash.
Much like your washer, your hot water heater may have stinky water in it. However, while you can clean out your hot water heater itself for a partial solution, you’ll still need to remove the sulfur in your water to solve the issue long-term. Here’s how you can clean your hot water heater if it has sulfur in it.
This process should help to reduce the rotten egg odor in your house!
The shower is another common spot that people will notice that their water smells like rotten eggs. As the steam rises, so does this foul odor that makes you wonder how you can fix it. You may also notice the scent coming from your bath, faucet or toilet. Unfortunately, the only way to remedy this problem is to address the water source once and for all. Read below in the next section about the easy solution to rotten egg odor.
Are you tired of that rotten egg odor stinking up your house? Don’t worry! The Mr. Clean Matrix Processor Whole House Water Filtration System will help you to remove all of the contaminants that can cause your water to smell like dissolved metals, mercury, carbonate, nickel, iron, calcium chromium, and others! You can also use the Iron Zapper Water Filtration Systems to remove hydrogen sulfide, sulfur odors, iron, and manganese. With a lifetime warranty, you can say goodbye to that awful rotten egg smell and hello to fresh, clean water directly from your faucet.
Sulfur in your water can be a terrible issue that plagues your entire household. The kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and garages are among the areas of your house that may be impacted. While you can address some of the issues by cleaning your washer or water heater, the entire odor issue will only be resolved when you treat your water supply. Mr. Clean Water can help install water filtration systems for this very reason. Installing one of these allows you a lifelong supply of fresh, clean water free of any rotten egg odor. For more information, visit here to learn more or to contact Mr. Clean Water for treatment options.
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