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Problem Water Series - Hydrogen Sulfide in Water

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Does your water smell like rotten eggs when you turn on your faucet or shower? Do you have discolorations or water stains on your bathtub, kitchen sink or laundry? All of these household issues may indicate there is hydrogen sulfide in your water. Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally in ground water (1).  While hydrogen sulfide is not usually harmful to your health, the sulfur smell and taste in your water are just a few of the unpleasant traits of this contaminant (2).

Thankfully, there are water treatment solutions to help alleviate these characteristics. Whole-house water filters can help consumers reduce the sulfur odor, taste and traits of hydrogen sulfide, as well as other commonly occurring contaminants, throughout the entire home. The Culligan Sulfur-Cleer® Filter and Culligan High Efficiency Sulfur-Cleer® Whole House Filter are specifically designed to reduce sulfur and iron in water. Both products use advanced filtration processes which oxidize hydrogen sulfide to help control the rotten egg odor and taste; as well as reduce water stains left on sinks, tubs, dishes, household fixtures and clothes. These systems can also address other water treatment concerns simultaneously. 

Your Culligan Man is a local water expert and can customize your residential water treatment system to meet your specific household water needs. Whether you have issues with hydrogen sulfide - or other contaminants like iron and arsenic - Culligan has a solution. 

Do you think you may have hydrogen sulfide in your water? Do you have problem water? Do you want to know what is in your water? Contact your local Culligan Man for a water test. Or visit Culligan's Solution Center to identify your specific water issues by touch, taste, smell, appearance and/or specific impurity. 

*Hydrogen sulfide and other contaminants are not necessarily in your water. 

Sources:

(1) http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/wells/

(2) http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0319.html

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