My well water stinks. What can I do ?

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  • William William on Mar 07, 2017
    The kind of odor will determine what kind of filter needs to installed by a licensed technician.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Mar 08, 2017
    Does it smell egg-y? Its prob sulfar if so- its not dangerous but very unpleasant
    There are a few ways to deal with it- cheack it out and good luck!
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 08, 2017
    try a water filter meant for camping -the rv style ones. they hook to a utility type tap and the other end is for a water hose to fill the clear water tank. there is a blue one that costs about $10.00 us. last me 3-4 mo. the iron taste in my water was horrible. not so with the filter. the downer for me....the tap is in the basement. i just fill a few clean used- to -have- distilled -water in them jugs. park them in the fridge, out of sunshine.
  • Ebie Ebie on Mar 09, 2017
    Well water stinks because of the natural chemicals in it--First I would get salt into softener system (when our water starts to smell alot our salt is low and needs more added to it. We do not drink the well water or cook with it, we use bottle water for that. Also never water your house plants with the water if you have added salt to the water, you will kill them.
  • Denise Denise on Mar 09, 2017
    Our entire house is on well water. We started to get a light sulfur smell about a month after we moved in. Our neighbor told us to take about 2 cups of bleach and pour it down the well and let it sit for about a day. The next day, flush it through all your taps, both hot and cold. After a few minutes the bleach smell goes away, and you have clean odorless water again. Usually lasts about two months each time.
    • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Mar 10, 2017
      We used to call it rotten egg gas and it smells like the "rotten egg gas" we made in chemistry class.
  • Mary Mary on Mar 10, 2017
    It is sulfur in your water, as long as it smells it is good. The smell comes from teeny tiny parts like 5 parts per million of H2s Hydrogen sulfide. It is from the sulfur. Kitchen matches will gives you this same smell. If you have well water and it is not to hard, I would get the filters called "Big Blue" from Iso These take out so much stuff it is crazy. They come in all sizes but we use the 20" size. Just to keep from changing them weekly. They have a great customer service who can recommend what you need. Also If you do use any filter system, do yourself a favor and install a bypass on it, so you can change them out without a lot of trouble and mess. If your smell is from Iron these will take care of that too
    • Emily Emily on Mar 10, 2017
      Thanks so much. We will try that filter. We do have by pass so that should work.
  • Connie DeNoon Connie DeNoon on Mar 11, 2017
    Pour about 1/2 gallon of bleach down your well. Run water in the house until you smell the bleach then turn it off and let it set for a day. Be careful at first when washing clothes, just wash white ones until the bleach calms down. It cleans your toliets really good too. My water does not smelll but I still do this at least once a year.
  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Mar 11, 2017
    You might call Multi-Pure 800.622.9206 and ask what they reccommend.
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