Water from Your Purifier Giving Off a Foul Smell? Here Are Some Causes

Have you noticed a foul smell in the water from your water purification system? We have listed a few possible causes for these problems, and what you can do to rectify them.


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Water from Your Purifier Giving Off a Foul Smell? Here Are Some Causes
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Water is an excellent solvent and dissolves substances like salts and chemicals that come in contact with it. Even if it is purified at source, it’s possible that the water still contains contaminants, which then reach your home after the water has travelled through multiple pipes along the way. It is thus a good idea to invest in a water purifier. However, some dissolved impurities in the water may give off a bad odour, and your water purifier may be unable to filter them, resulting in smelly drinking water.

Here is a list of possible problems you might face with your purifier.

1)   Harsh or Metallic Taste

That might happen due to an increasing level of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the water. In this case, it’s best to get your water tested professionally and adopt the measures suggested.

2)  Bacteria

Did you change the filter in your water purifier without sanitising your hands? If your answer is yes, this is probably the reason for the problem. It leads to the development of a bacterial film in your purifier, resulting in an unpleasant odour. We suggest you call a company-authorised service technician to replace the filters.

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3)  Egg-like Smell

If the water from your purifier smells like rotten eggs, this is probably due to high sulphur content. Sometimes, because of a damaged filter, your purifier is unable to clean water. This problem can also arise if you haven’t cleaned your water purifier in a while.

If the unpleasant odour persists in the water from your purifier, it’s best to consult a company-authorised service technician to resolve the problem.

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Frequently asked questions on smells in water purifier

Why does my water purifier smell bad?

The water in a purifier can develop a foul smell due to various reasons such as a clogged filter, bacterial growth, or stagnant water. It is important to identify the cause and take appropriate action to fix it.

How can I get rid of the foul smell in my water purifier?

If the smell is due to a clogged filter, clean or replace the filter. If it is due to bacterial growth, disinfect the purifier using a mixture of water and vinegar or a specialized cleaning solution. If the smell is due to stagnant water, run the purifier for a few minutes before using it.

Can the foul smell in my water purifier affect the quality of the water?

Yes, the foul smell in a purifier can indicate the presence of impurities and contaminants in the water, which can affect its quality.

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