Help! My Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs!
Suffering with Sulfur in Your New Hampshire Water Systems?
If your water smells like rotten eggs, your well may be among the estimated 5-10 percent of New Hampshire systems that contain objectionable levels of hydrogen sulfide. Though not hazardous to health from either ingestion or washing, the certainly unpleasant stench may make it difficult to stomach drinking water or even to take a shower or wash dishes.
Most commonly found in bedrock wells, hydrogen sulfide can, however, cause other issues. Over time, buildup of the chemical may speed up wear and tear in pipes, pumps, and fixtures.
Hydrogen sulfide is typically formed as a byproduct of organic material decomposition, or by chemical reaction of soil and bedrock minerals that contain sulfur, a non-metallic chemical element that often also gives off a foul odor of rotten eggs. Hydrogen sulfide is only one of many byproducts that may be produced as a result of these chemical reactions, so a thorough water test is often recommended if any foul odor or taste is present in your water.
There are several options for removal of these contaminants, including aeration, oxidation, and adsorption. Which process is right for you?
Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help
As a certified installer of Evolve's state-of-the-art water treatment systems, our team helps deliver residential and commercial customers across New Hampshire the cleanest, purest water possible. Evolves systems are designed to treat excessive amounts of hydrogen sulfide, as well as other contaminants that may be present in your water. Let our professionals show you which water treatment system is right for your particular situation.
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.
Test for Hydrogen Sulfide in Your Water!
The presence of hydrogen sulfide or sulfur bacteria in your water can not only cause unpleasant smells, it can also cause expensive damage to steel, iron, or copper pipes, pumps, and fixtures. Call (800) 924-1192 today and let the professionals at Capital Well Clean Water Center help your water run clear and clean!