If you’ve noticed that the water in your home has a foul smell, you probably want the issue cleared up as soon as possible. After all, who wants to deal with a bad smell when they’re taking a shower or cooking dinner? The cause of water odor is usually rooted in the plumbing system, and typically takes a professional team and an investigation to diagnose.
The most common cause of water that smells like rotten eggs is a buildup of bacteria. There are a large number of bacteria species that feed on sulfur, a chemical that is present in trace amounts within most people’s water supplies. If your water is supplied by a well-based system, you are more likely to have troubles with bacteria.
When a colony of bacteria begins to form, a reaction occurs during their digestive process that causes what is essentially a chemical burning of the sulfur ions present in your septic system. Anyone who’s ever taken a high school chemistry class will be able to immediately recognize the smell of burning sulfur, which gives off a distinct rotten egg type smell that most people find nauseating and unpleasant.
When it comes to rectifying the odor problem, the difficult part is locating the source of the bacterial buildup within your plumbing system and determining which types of solutions will be most effective in cleansing the colony and preventing a new one from forming. Septic service in Villanova from our professionals can be the key to discovering which type of bacteria is causing your specific odor issues.
Working with a company that provides septic system repair in Gladwyne is the best way to make sure that the problem is completely cleared up. If you notice that your tap has water coming out of it that smells, take special note of the conditions of the water.
Does the hot water smell worse than the cold water? Is the smell present in all of your faucets or only some? Does it go away after the water has run for a bit? All these details are useful clues that can help our local septic experts find the source of the odor and target it fast.
If you are in need of septic system service, contact our team at Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm today!