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Why Does My Water Smell Like Bleach?

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Have you detected an odd odor in your water lately? If it seems similar to bleach, it might be concerning, but it’s probably not due to harmful substances. Many people link the scent of chlorine with bleach. However, in this situation, chlorine is deliberately added to public water systems to act as a disinfectant, eliminating […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Smell Like Fish?

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An unwanted smell from your drinking water is often a sign of bigger issues plaguing your tap or pipes. If you’re noticing a fish smell in your water, this is likely due to naturally occurring organic material that’s found its way into your water source. Often this smell doesn’t signify the presence of a harmful […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Look Brown?


Brown water can be caused by the corrosion of water pipes as materials flake away and find their way into water supplies, making the water an orange-brown color (from iron pipes) or even black (from lead pipes). Certain elements from sulfur dioxide can cause water to turn brown when combined with hot water. Has brown […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Smell Like Sewage?

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There’s nothing worse than a foul odor coming from your drinking water and it’s even worse when the smell of sewage is seeping out of your faucet. The sewage smell you’re experiencing, which may also resemble the smell of dirt or rotten eggs, could be the result of a few different factors including, but not limited to, gases […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Taste Sweet?


Not all glasses of H₂O are created equal. Sometimes it may taste metallic, or it may smell like chlorine. But what about when your water has a sweet aftertaste? This may be indicating a high concentration of naturally occurring minerals or an imbalance in your water’s alkaline or pH levels. In any case, it is important to […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Look Pink?


Should you turn on your faucet one day and see bright pink water flowing out of the tap, try not to be too alarmed. It is not entirely uncommon for tap water to run pink, and it is often due to the chemical potassium permanganate being used by municipal water plants to treat water systems. This chemical […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Smell Like Chlorine?


If the smell of your tap water gives you flashbacks to summers spent by the pool, there are likely high levels of chlorine in your drinking water. Treatment plants throughout the U.S. use chlorine to neutralize bacteria, parasites, viruses, and harmful microorganisms before drinking water is distributed to households. Even though chlorine is a common […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Smell Musty?

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It is not unheard of that people sometimes find their tap water has a musty, dirty, or even rotten egg smell. Often environmental conditions play a key role in producing the foul odor, but mechanical issues may also be to blame. While generally safe to use and drink, musty-smelling water can in rare circumstances be attributed to […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Look Milky?


Curious about the quality of your tap water? Whether you’ve noticed a milky appearance or simply want to understand potential issues, it’s important to know what’s flowing through your pipes. While milky water may initially raise concerns, understanding its causes and solutions can provide peace of mind.  Read on to explore the common reasons behind […] Continue Reading

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?


If your cold water smells like rotten eggs, the odor is usually caused by the levels of sulfur bacteria and hydrogen sulfide gas that can be found in a building’s water supply. If you only experience the smell when using your hot tap, it may be a chemical reaction occurring inside your hot water heater, […] Continue Reading