A drinking water test in Cottage Grove, MN, might be all you need if you’re stressed out about its quality. Aquarius Water Conditioning can provide you with that test for free, and we can also provide you with a solution to any issues that might exist. We can’t find every possible contaminant known to man, but if our test doesn’t reveal what’s going on, we’ll help you send a water sample to a state-certified lab. Once we get the results, we’ll match you with the Kinetico water purification system that best suits your situation.
Does Your Water Contain Sulfur?
There are a lot of dedicated, expert professionals who work at water treatment facilities. They work incredibly hard every minute of the night and day to ensure your water is safe. But despite their best efforts, certain contaminants can get into your water supply.
Sulfur is one example. It serves as not only a food source for bacteria but also an energy source. Once bacteria get their fill, they eliminate sulfuric gas as waste. This gives water with sulfur that nasty, “rotten egg” smell. But sulfur doesn’t just make your water smell bad. It can also stain your clothes. Over time, if there’s an excessive amount of sulfur in your water, that could even lead to plumbing problems.
But sulfur isn’t a harmful substance. Your body needs it – in moderation. You get it from many popular kinds of food, including cheese and eggs. Sulfur is only a health issue when you have too much in your system. This could lead to dehydration and diarrhea.
Get in touch with an Aquarius Water Conditioning professional if you have any reason to believe you have too much sulfur in your water. We’ll find out if that’s the case, and if it is, we’ll show you the filtration system that will get rid of that problem for good.
Other Reasons Water Can Smell Bad
Sulfur isn’t the only reason the water you drink and bathe can have a bad odor. If you notice any of the following, call us as soon as possible.
- It smells like a wet dog – If you have a dog, you’ve no doubt had this smell in your home. Your pup may have been caught out in the rain, you’re giving them a bath, or they got soaked for some other reason. If your water has that smell, it could be due to a buildup of algae in your water lines.
- It smells like metal – This could mean that your water contains an excessive amount of certain minerals, such as zinc, iron, or copper. Homes with older metal pipes will often have this issue. The reason is that the metal is leaching from the plumbing. You’ll probably need to replace your pipes if this is the case.
- It smells like chlorine – Water treatment facilities use chlorine to kill bacteria and viruses. When they have to use more than usual, that chlorine could get into your water.
The Little Canada office of Aquarius Water Conditioning is staffed with professionals who can provide a drinking water test in Cottage Grove, MN. Contact us online or call 888-741-9025 to schedule yours.