How to Get Rid of Your Water Softener’s Stinking Smell

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How to Get Rid of Your Water Softener’s Stinking Smell
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Throughout the years, we’ve been seeing several manufacturing companies design water softeners along with water conditioners. Usage of a water softener has almost become a mandatory these days due to the existing conditions and problems of water hardness. Each of the manufacturing company is having over a ten thousand customers who love their products and have adequate knowledge about water softeners and their role in water health system.  However if you observe the customer feedback of such companies, despite all the compliments and water softener reviews they receive, there are also certain complaints that are to be noticed. Amusingly, 90% of these complaints are about the softened water having a fishy smell about it.

Based on them, we have tried to know the root source for this kind of claims which are responsible for the foul smell. We have experimented this by softening the water with a water conditioner which is embedded with more than the conventional water treatment. The result of this softening process is water with lower chlorine and sodium levels. However, an unusual thing is noticed that, during the process of softening, there are several steps which might be responsible for the fishy smell of the water that has been produced. Irrespective of the reason, the first thing that is recommended in case you’re noticing a smell is a replacement of the existing water conditioner. In case, if you’re using a branded softening system like Fleck with a warranty, approach the local dealer to get you a replacement or, at least, replacement of the specific parts.

Getting Rid of the Stinking Smell of Your Water Softener

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Thinking about the reason behind the cause of the smell, the primary thing that came up to my brain is the sulfur bacteria. Irrespective of the brand, or the softening procedure, if a water softener is infested with the bacteria, there is a high possibility that the water produced will have a really bad smell about it. When the bacterium attacks the sodium of the softener tanks, they react to form Hydrogen Sulfide gas as an output. This gas usually possesses a rotten egg kind of smell and, therefore, increases with increase in an amount of the bacteria. The immediate thing you can do to get rid of the smell is to perform a comprehensive-standard-optimized washing of the softener tank. By washing the tank more than once in a year, your softening system will remain fresh and stagnant resisting the attack of bacterial. If the smell is relatively high, approach a professional who can get rid of the gas using specific methods.

Also Read this Article: How to Install a Water Softener


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What if it’s the water that is smelling?

Even after addressing the issue with the softener, is your water still smelling bad? This is not because of the softener tank. This might be because of the ingredients that are already contained in the water. In many areas, we often found water containing large quantities of hydrogen sulfide or other sulfur deposits. To avoid this, you can install a pre-filter that helps you eliminate all the sulfur deposits before the softening process.

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