Why does my water smell septic?
Bacteria growing in sink drains can generate odors. Although, the odors seem to be coming from the water; the odor is really coming from the drain. When water runs down the drain, the odor is forced out where you can smell it.

A cup of household bleach poured down the drain will help kill the bacteria and take care of the septic smell. Hot water heaters can also harbor bacteria that cause odors. If your sink drain is not the source, check your hot water for odor.

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2. My water has a different taste and/or odor. Is it safe to drink?
3. Do I need to flush out my hot water heater?
4. Why does my water smell septic?
5. My water smells like chlorine, why is chlorine added?