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nik1775

01:55AM | 06/03/07
Member Since: 06/02/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hello I have a starnge request, every time i use my shower there is a smell of rotten eggs all through the house,the smeell seems to be stonger when the shower is on a medium heat setting.

qwerty999

05:23AM | 06/03/07
Member Since: 04/01/05
32 lifetime posts
Your problem sounds like hydrogen sulfide intrusion. Make sure it is coming from the cold water rather than the hot water.

If that is so, then it is originating from your water source (well?) and the water (or well) will need to be treated.

Other water conditions should be known as well. What is your hardness, iron, TDS and other water test results.

Sulfur CAN be treated and there are numerous way to do it, but accurately determining the cause of the gaseous odors must be understood completely before suggestions can be made.

Andy Christensen, CWS

Gary Slusser

05:22AM | 06/04/07
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
If the odor is in only the hot water, then it is caused by bacteria. If the odor is only at the shower, you may have contaminated shower head but that's not likey.

Increasing the temp on the water heater to 140 for an hour or so can kill bacteria in the heater. Or sanitizing the heater with bleach will also but that is a bit difficult to do.

If the odor is in both hot and cold water, then the odor is coming in with the water; usually city water won't do that. So post mote info on your water source etc..

Gary

Quality Water Associates
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