A person can often smell, taste, feel and see contaminated water. Water with a cloudy, brown, orange or red color can signal rust, iron or other contaminants in the household plumbing. According to the professionals at Green Water Technologies, the signs of water issues typically include corrosion, discoloration, cloudiness, bad smell and taste, staining, and scale deposits. Here, the industry leader explains why water in the home may be unsuitable for drinking.
Q: What are some common water taste or odor issues a homeowner may encounter?
Green Water Technologies: A sulfur or rotten-egg taste or smell can indicate that hydrogen sulfide is present. Sulfates may cause the home’s water to have a salty taste. In these cases, it’s necessary to determine the source, which may be wells, water heaters, drains or pipes.
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