Water Odors and Discoloration
What New Hampshire Residents and Commercial Facility Managers Need to Know
Water odors presenting with or without discoloration are among the most common problems plaguing New Hampshire’s water systems. Any number of bacteria, chemicals, microorganisms, or other impurities can cause your water to give off a foul smell or turn a strange color. While some of the contaminants are harmless (though unpleasant), excessive ingestion of others may be detrimental to your health.
Typically the easiest water problem to diagnose, foul smelling water is most often the result of a reaction between anaerobic bacteria and magnesium, producing hydrogen sulfide gas that causes the classic “rotten eggs” smell. Less frequent, though no less offensive, is a smell of sewage that sometimes occurs due to bacteria buildup in the drainage systems.
Water discoloration is another relatively common issue that, depending on the color, can indicate serious, hazardous problems with your water. Reference the following colors and causes:
- Reddish or Orange-Brown Water: Rust in your water.
- Green Water: Algae growing in your water supply.
- Black Water: Possible issues with mold in your water systems.
- Greenish-Blue Water: Problems with copper plumbing or brass fittings.
Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help
As a certified installer of Evolve's state-of-the-art water treatment systems, our team can help deliver residential and commercial customers across New Hampshire the cleanest, purest water possible. And with over 30 years’ experience providing trusted, reliable water services to New Hampshire and beyond, the team at Capital Well Clean Water Center can ensure you're in good hands.
Eliminate Water Odors and Discoloration Today!
Call (800) 924-1192 today and let the professionals at Capital Well Clean Water Center help your water run clear and clean!