When bad odors are affecting your water, there are several potential causes, and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington can provide you with a solution. Investing in a water filtration system in Arlington can rid your water of odor, and ensure safe water for your family to drink, cook and bathe with. Our skilled and experienced licensed plumbers can determine the cause of your water odors, and provide the solution you need. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington for additional information.
Types of Odors
Earthy or Fishy Odor
Surface water sources contain naturally occurring organic materials, which can lead to an earthy or fishy odor. 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 professional plumbers for the solution you need and a professional installation.
In addition, Barium and/or Cadmium in the water, can also cause a fishy odor. 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 ensure 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. In addition, the EPA regulates the amount of Cadmium in the water, requiring treatment. You can ensure effective removal with a water treatment system from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Contact our plumbers in Arlington today to schedule installation.
The odor 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 are available in whole house units, point of use filtration and shower filters. The inhalation of chlorine is far more hazardous than drinking it in water. 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 odor of rotten eggs can be caused from several water quality issues. In addition, 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 a high iron content The recommended treatment will vary depending on the pH level. If your water is affected by this issue, contact Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Arlington. Regardless of the source we can provide a solution.
An additional cause of this obnoxious odor may include bacteria located in the water heater. Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Arlington can provide the treatment required to ensure safe, clean and odor free water for your home.
Finally, the water heater’s anode rod may be the cause of water with a rotten egg odor. Ben Franklin plumbers in Arlington can replace the anode rod with one using different materials, eliminating this potential source of odors for good.
A slight septic odor in your water may indicate the contamination of your water from a sewer source. This is a serious health concern to the public. Your water supplier will be required to address this situation. To protect yourself against contaminated water, Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Arlington can assist you with the installation of a water filtration system in Arlington.
Water Quality and the Quality of Life
Water quality is an essential component for maintaining your 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 in Arlington.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers licensed plumbers who provide a wide range of plumbing services and the industry expertise to ensure top professional services and your satisfaction. Contact Ben Franklin for reliable plumbers in Arlington. Our plumbers offer quality solutions for your water quality issues, including water odors. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.