Water in the Michiana area can certainly be smelly.Usually, if your water smells like sulfur or rotten eggs, the reason is because your water has high Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) content.H2S is a mineral that is released from the earth and finds its way into groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil.(Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be caused by a water heater or by sewage pollution in your water. If you’re on city water, the most likely explanation is your water heater.)
Negative Effects of H2SIn addition to potential health risks, having H2S in your water can cause all sorts of annoying problems. H2S in your water can:
- Cause coffee and tea to be discolored and taste funny
- Corrode metals (steel, copper, iron, brass), including silverware
- Cause foods cooked with water to taste “off”
- Create yellow or black stains in your bathroom and kitchen
How Do You Fix It?Here at Hawkins Water Tech, you can find everything you need to get rid of H2S and that sulfur/rotten-egg smell from your water.The first step we have to take is to test your water, so we can be sure of the real cause of the rotten-egg smell.Fortunately, here at Hawkins Water Tech we offer this service free. One of our water experts will come to your home to test the water (you can’t send it away to a laboratory because H2S is a gas and could dissipate during transport) and let you know the source of your rotten-egg smell. You’re under no obligation whatsoever.
To get in contact with us and schedule your free water test, just fill out this quick form to contact us:
Local Customer Reviews
More than expected! Our experience working with the fine folks at Hawkins Water was the best we could ever have imagined. Their team bent over backwards to ensure that our final water treatment system met our expectations. I use the word “team” in its truest sense. Our installation included water...more
More than expected! Our experience working with the fine folks at Hawkins Water was the best we could ever have imagined. Their team bent over backwards to ensure that our final water treatment system met our expectations. I use the word “team” in its truest sense. Our installation included water softening and a reverse osmosis (RO) system. It turned out that we didn’t care for the taste of the RO water. That’s where the team at Hawkins really showed their commitment to customer satisfaction. They worked with us to try solving this issue – without any hesitation. In the end, we had the RO unit removed and switched over to filtered hard water for drinking. It turned out that my wife and I just didn’t like the taste of RO water. During this process we were impressed with the diligence that the Hawkins Team placed in resolving our issue. As if that wasn’t enough, we received full reimbursement for the removed RO unit. To sum it up – call Hawkins Water if you are considering installing a water treatment system.
I am a new customer of Hawkins Water Tech. I cannot say enough about our first experience with your company, specifically Doug Hostetler. My family, including two children under the age of 3, live in Granger. It's no secret that our well water contains high levels of nitrates. Upon purchasing...more
I am a new customer of Hawkins Water Tech. I cannot say enough about our first experience with your company, specifically Doug Hostetler. My family, including two children under the age of 3, live in Granger. It's no secret that our well water contains high levels of nitrates. Upon purchasing our home, we installed a reverse-osmosis system to deliver safe, clean, drinking water for our family. After 5 years of use and annual maintenance, I decided to contact Hawkins Water Tech for a free water test to ensure our RO system was still functioning properly and to complete a health check on our water softener. After submitting an online request, Doug contacted me via phone within 30 minutes. Great first impression. He recapped my request and quickly scheduled an on-site consultation to complete the water test. The morning of the appointment, he contacted both myself and my wife (who was at home) to let us know he was on his way while providing his anticipated arrival time. He showed up right on time. My wife showed him to our RO system and water softener in the basement. He completed the analysis and provided a thorough debriefing of our current systems, which were both functioning as desired. He did offer recommendations for improvement, including a more efficient RO system that would provide better filtration and production capacity, however he did not push any of these offerings on either myself or my wife during/after the visit. I spoke with him via phone following the visit to discuss his recommendations. He provided thorough and honest feedback, which I really appreciated. Overall, excellent experience with Doug! I will recommend HWT without hesitation to friends, family, and anyone else who asks. Thank you!
[I] called to pay for a service call and wanted to let you know that [I'm] so thrilled with the service received from Shawn over the phone and Nick in person. It was a top notch experience.
I just spoke to Jonathan in your office and set up bottled water delivery to my home. I just want your management to know how kind, considerate and helpful Jonathan was in serving my initial order and set up. It is refreshing to receive exemplary customer service these days.
Atta Boy to Mr. Nick!
Professional, courteous, kind,
knowledgeable, and quick.
And, we felt safe with him in the house.
We are very very pleased with his service!
Thank you for sending him our way!