Is the water from your water purifier smelly? Here’s what could be causing it
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Is the water from your water purifier smelly? Here’s what could be causing it

You pour yourself a glass of water from your water filter but there is something strange about the water. The odour is strange; this could be due to the filter.

Here is a list of what could have gone wrong with the water purifier.

  • The level of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) might be increasing, slowly.
  • Bacteria film can also be introduced into the system if you change the filter without properly sanitising your hands.
  • Smells or tastes metallic from iron, arsenic, or mercury seeping in your water
  • Excess chlorine used by the municipal corporation may react in the purifier which makes the water smell bad.
  • As water moves through the ground, it absorbs hydrogen sulfide, which could be a cause of the foul smell.

Top Tip

Smelly purifiers can be prevented if you use the right RO purifier and get its parts regularly checked.