Are you experiencing a water odor problem in your Fredericksburg, VA water supply? You might be, and if you are, it’s never any fun to deal with.
In many, but not all cases, strange odors coming from the water coming out of your tap impact the taste and quality of the water you drink, cook with and bathe with, but generally don’t pose a health risk. Again though, that’s not always true. Sometimes your nose is alerting you to a potential health hazard, which is why periodic water testing is so important.
It doesn’t matter if you get your water from the town’s supply, or if you have a private well or spring on your property, a good rule of thumb is: Any time you notice a strange water odor in your Fredericksburg, VA water supply, it’s time to have the water tested so you can get to the bottom of it.
There are a couple of compelling reasons for this: First and foremost, nobody like drinking nasty tasting or foul smelling water, and you’d wind up spending a fortune on bottled water if you opt not to test and just try to live with the issue, or work around or ignore it.
Second, of course, is the fact that if the smell is alerting you to a potential health hazard, that’s something you need to know about, and every day you remain in the dark, that’s another day you’re putting yourself and your family at risk. It’s just not worth it.
We recommend having your water tested once a year. Year one serves as your baseline and gives you hard data to compare all future years to. Then, each year that passes, when you have the water tested again, you can chart the chances in the characteristics of your drinking water, which will often reveal problems that are just beginning to emerge. That’s good because emerging problems are usually quite small and relatively easy and inexpensive to fix. That’s much better than waiting until the issue becomes a full blown crisis which may wind up putting you or a member of your household in the hospital, and cost a ton of money to remedy.
In any case, as we said before, the moment you notice a foul water odor in your Fredericksburg, VA water supply, it’s time for some testing so you can get to the root cause. Something has changed about your water, and until you know exactly what that is, you can’t make plans to correct it. And you’ll definitely want to correct it, because living in a house with foul tasting, bad smelling water is no fun, even if it doesn’t pose an immediate health risk.
When you’re ready to get started, just give us a call, and if you don’t know exactly what tests to order, that’s fine too. Just tell us a bit about the taste, smell and character of the water you’re drinking and we’ll be able to help you zero in on the tests that would provide the most benefit to you.