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Old 04-17-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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we had a new park model home built this january 2010, we started to smell sulfer or rotten egg smell when we run water down any drain, it stinks up the whole house, even when we flush the toilet, what coukd it be.

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we had a new park model home built this january 2010, we started to smell sulfer or rotten egg smell when we run water down any drain, it stinks up the whole house, even when we flush the toilet, what coukd it be.
well water???? It's not the drain sound's like the water run some water in a glass and smell it.

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That is absolutely correct. First post is the winner!
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well water???? It's not the drain sound's like the water run some water in a glass and smell it.
you are correct filled cup up with water water smells like this, what can we do about this ASAP, smell is unbearable!!! please help.
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The best way to help with the smell is to aerate the water.

A well specialist is your best bet for this problem.

If you have access to an alternate water supply, get hooked up right away.

In my opinion, shy of gas chlorine introduction, it is all but impossible to eliminate the hydrogen sulphide smell.
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Dumb question, are they hydro-fracturing natural gas in your area?
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we had a new park model home built this january 2010, we started to smell sulfer or rotten egg smell when we run water down any drain, it stinks up the whole house, even when we flush the toilet, what coukd it be.
a good water softner will help. Don't spend thousand's of dollars on one. Check out sear's softner's . That is the brand i got. I don't like sear's but the softners work very good. They don't make them but sell them. Ask about the good sulfer smell. I bet the softner will make a good difference. Sound's like the person that put the well down didn't drill the well deep enough. Some part's of the country that is what you are going to get. But sometime's you can drill past that water and get into a nice bed of water. Now you may have to get charcole filter's to put on we will say the kitchen faucert for drinking ?? jThat what most bottle water is ran thro and mabye a iron filter also. and see what you pay for it. you may have to do a Reverse osmosis .
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We had a home built in central Texas. Well went over 500 feet deep and we still ended up with that smell. We installed a cistern outside. The water went into the cistern through a sprinkler head, releasing the hydrogen sulphide before it came into the house.
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The best way to help with the smell is to aerate the water.

A well specialist is your best bet for this problem.

If you have access to an alternate water supply, get hooked up right away.

In my opinion, shy of gas chlorine introduction, it is all but impossible to eliminate the hydrogen sulphide smell.
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We had a home built in central Texas. Well went over 500 feet deep and we still ended up with that smell. We installed a cistern outside. The water went into the cistern through a sprinkler head, releasing the hydrogen sulphide before it came into the house.
What they have done is to aerate the water.

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