How is the water quality where you live? While some aren’t fans of drinking a lot of water, it is very important for your health. As a homeowner, you might not have control over your water quality unless you have a well, but knowing what you are drinking is still important.

One thing that will concern most homeowners is when there is a strange smell coming from their water. While this can be disconcerting, there is usually no cause for alarm. Most smells that you get from water are not indicating the water is harmful, but on the flip side, many harmful contaminants do not have a smell or color.

So, what might the smells indicate? A common smell is that of sulfur or rotten eggs. This can be very strong, but if this is caused by hydrogen sulfide, which is most likely, the concentration is probably not high enough to be a concern. The same is true when it comes to chlorine. While the smell can get fairly strong, even with a low concentration of chlorine in your water, there is no need for concern as long as it is below safe levels. Getting a lab report on the water quality in your home can provide you with peace of mind.

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