The presence of hydrogen sulfide in your water will give off a distinctive smell of rotten eggs.
Why does water sometimes stink? What causes this and is it harmful?
All great questions posed to me lately and here’s the skinny on stinky water.
Water is a universal solvent, and it’s easy to change the look and smell. Water that smells is most commonly caused by Hydrogen Sulfide. Hydrogen Sulfide naturally occurs as a result of decaying organic matter deep beneath the earth’s surface.
It has a very distinguishing odor of rotten eggs. On top of the bad odor it is corrosive and will cause black residue staining. The only harmful affect I have ever heard is it can work as a laxative. Some people have it in their water and don’t know how bad it smells. It will make you and your clothes smell.
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Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can cause staining on surfaces, such as bathtubs.