Chlorine Taste and Smell in Drinking Water

Savor the Purity: Removing Chlorine Taste and Smell

Removing Chlorine Taste and Smell from Drinking Water

As a common disinfectant, chlorine and chloramine additives can leave Northern California tap water with an unpleasant chemical taste and odor. While regulated for safety, elevated chlorine levels can irritate skin, damage plumbing, and corrode appliances over time.

NorCal Water Systems offers customized filtration solutions to remove chlorine effectively while still protecting your household from contaminants. Read on to learn more about symptoms of over-chlorination and how to enjoy better tasting, healthier water from every tap.

Signs of Excess Chlorine in Tap Water

The EPA considers up to 4 ppm chlorine concentration safe for drinking water. However, lower thresholds may cause unwanted issues:

  • Strong chemical taste and smell
  • Skin dryness, irritation, itchiness
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Potential pipe and appliance damage over time

If your water tastes distinctly like pool water or you experience negative reactions after drinking it, excessive chlorine may be the culprit. NorCal Water performs on-site testing to analyze specific chlorine levels.

Signs of Excess Chlorine in Tap Water

While boiling water or citrus additions temporarily mask the taste, filtration is the only long-term way to remove chlorine for good. NorCal Water Systems offers customized Kinetico home systems to eliminate chlorine issues.

Targeting chemical contaminants specifically, our under-sink and whole-home filters prevent chlorine absorption while still disinfecting water. Enjoy these benefits:

  • Elimination of chemical taste and smell
  • Reduced skin, hair and nail dryness
  • Lower risk of corrosion and appliance damage
  • Superior filtration of other impurities like sediment

Contact the regional experts in water quality and treatment to discuss chlorine removal solutions for your household today!

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