Leading Reasons Your Water Smells Bad

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Sometimes, your home’s water can smell awful without warning. It can be caused by various factors, each resulting in distinct odors. Read on as A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your top plumber in Lake Elsinore, CA, lists some of the common reasons your water smells bad:

Clogged Drain

You might assume that you’re smelling rotten-egg odor from the faucet, but the odor might be coming from the drains. Grease, food scraps, and other debris that get washed down the sink can build up over time, creating a thriving environment for bacteria and mold growth. As a result, unpleasant odors permeate your home. A reputable plumbing company can help you clear out your drains and make them smell fresh again.

Bacterial Growth in Water Heater

Water that smells like sewage can be due to bacteria developing in your water heater. This usually happens if hot water is unused, the temperature is too low, or the water heater is turned off for a long time. The sewage smell should disappear once your unit heats the water to the right temperature. However, if the smell persists, contact us for plumbing services, and we’ll get to the root of the problem.

Deteriorating Pipes

If you live in an older home, you might taste metal in your water. A possible explanation would be the deterioration of old pipes. While traces of metal are not harmful, you shouldn’t disregard the possibility of lead in the water. In this case, have your water tested to see if plumbing repairs are in order. You may also need to invest in a quality water filtration system in your home.

At A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, we’ll help you maintain good-tasting and fresh-smelling water in your home. You can also rely on us for emergency plumbing services. Get in touch with our team today to schedule an appointment.

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