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What Different Odors From The Sink Mean

Bad odor from sink water

When offending odors are affecting your water, there are multiple potential causes, and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX can provide you with a resolution. Purchasing a water filtration system for your home can help get rid of the offensive odors in your water, and ensure safe water for your family to drink, cook and bathe with. Our skilled and professional plumbers can determine the cause of your water odors, and provide the solution you need. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX for additional information.

Types of Water Odors From Sink

Earthy or Fishy 

Surface water sources contain naturally occurring organic compounds, which can lead to an earthy or fishy smell. Most of the time, the cause is harmless, but understandably, no one wants to drink fishy smelling water. A carbon filtration system will take care of the problem. You can choose a point of use filter for odor free drinking water, or a whole house system for odor free water throughout your home. Contact Ben Franklin’s professional plumbers for the solution you need and a professional installation that you can rely on.

Additionally, Barium and / or Cadmium in the water can also cause a fishy smell. Barium is a naturally occurring metal regulated by the EPA, requiring it be maintained below a specific level and treated in one of several ways to make sure low levels as these can adversely affect people’s health. Cadmium is also a metal contained in natural deposits.

However, the most common method Cadmium enters the water is through aging galvanized plumbing, industrial waste, or water contamination due to fertilizer. Additionally, the EPA regulates the amount of Cadmium in the water, requiring treatment.  You can make sure effective removal with a water treatment system from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX.

Chlorine Odor

The smell of chlorine is commonly due to chlorination of the public or private water for the purpose of disinfection and treatment.  The approved treatment method for the removal of chlorine is the use of activated carbon filters. These filters are available in whole house units, point of use filtration and shower filters. The inhalation of chlorine is far more hazardous than drinking water that is contaminated with it. For this reason, if you choose a point of use filter in the kitchen, it is recommended shower filters are also installed.

Rotten Egg Odor

Water bearing the smell of rotten eggs can be caused from multiple water quality problems. Additionally, this type of water can leave stains on plumbing fixtures, and distorts the taste of foods.

One potential cause of the odor is from dissolved hydrogen sulfides in the water. This is common in water with a low pH and high iron content. The recommended treatment will vary depending on the pH level of the water. If your water is affected by this problem then you should contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX. Regardless of the source of the offensive smell we can provide a solution.

An additional cause of this obnoxious odor may include bacteria located in the water heater in your home. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX can provide the professional treatment needed to ensure safe, clean and odor free water for your home. Additionally, the water heater’s anode rod may be the cause of water with a rotten egg smell. Ben Franklin professional and courteous plumbers can replace the anode rod with one using different materials, eliminating this potential source of odors for good.

Septic Odor

A slight septic odor in your water may indicate the contamination of your water from a sewer source. This is a serious health concern and can be extremely dangerous to you and your family’s health. Your water supplier will be required to address this problem. To protect yourself against contaminated water, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX can assist you with the installation of a water filtration system.

Water Quality 

Water quality is an essential component for maintaining you and your family’s health. While these causes of odors and others may or may not indicate a risk to your health, a growing number of families prefer to ensure clean water with their own treatment system. If you are concerned about your water quality, consider the installation of a water filtration system. Give us a call today if you would like to learn about your options for water filtration systems or if you need assistance with the installation of a water filtration system or any other plumbing related problems that you may have.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers professional plumbing in Katy, TX. We have on-call emergency plumbers twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty five days a year for your convenience. Our experienced and friendly expert plumbing in Katy, TX provides on time plumbing related services to not only Houston but Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land Texas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a leading local plumbing company with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing services in the area. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our rock solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. One of our professional and friendly plumbing in Katy, TX will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas a call today if you are looking for professional plumbing in Katy, TX. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.