Chlorine Taste and Smell

Chlorine Taste & Smell in Water


Since the 1850s, chlorine has been used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it. It has helped end a number of major threats to public health.

Though chlorine is vital for stopping the spread of disease, its benefits come at a price. Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, irritates eyes and nasal passages, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine) and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives. Although chlorinated water is essential at the treatment plant and in the water distribution system, you don’t need the chlorine once the water reaches your home.

If you’re concerned about the taste and smell of your water supply, contact us for a free water analysis and plumbing audit. We’ll get you reliable facts you can act on with confidence, and give you dependable, cost-effective options to eliminate chlorine from your water.