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Gerry Bulfin Master Water Specialist

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How to Eliminate Odors and Freshen Well Water with Hydrogen Peroxide

In today’s episode, I am talking all about hydrogen peroxide for well water and how great it works to eliminate odors in well water.  This is the same hydrogen peroxide found at the local pharmacy or supermarket but in a slightly higher concentration.

Four years or so ago I put up a post on our blog called  “Eliminate Well Water Odors: Four Reasons Why Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment Is Best”.     We have had a lot of folks call and email us regarding that article and asking about peroxide systems, and I wanted to do a podcast episode explaining it in simple terms: why peroxide can often be the best option to kill sulfur odor in your well water!

Why Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Works Great:



* Peroxide works faster than chlorine, so often no contact tank is required

* Unlike chlorine, the peroxide will not leave a chemical residue or chemical by-products after treatment.

* Peroxide works over a wider pH range

* Does not affect the taste, and actually, it often improves taste compared to chlorination



Like chlorine, hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizer and can quickly eliminate the odors. Unlike chlorine, however, hydrogen peroxide leaves behind no trace of chemical by-products.  After injecting peroxide it quickly breaks down into oxygen and water.

When hydrogen peroxide is injected into water, a large amount of dissolved oxygen is released and a strong oxidizing effect takes place. Odors are eliminated, microorganisms are destroyed, and tannins can be oxidized.

 

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Ep 12 Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Treatment:

How to Eliminate Odors with Peroxide

 

You’re listening to the  Clean Water Made Easy Podcast Episode 12.

Hello.  Thanks again for tuning in to the Clean Water Made Easy podcast. My name is Gerry Bulfin. I’m a Water Treatment Contractor and WQA-Certified Master Water Specialist. I hope you’re having a fine day wherever you are listening to this.

In this series, I give useful easy-to-follow tips and information all about well water, well water treatment systems, and how to improve the quality of your well water.

Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Disinfection

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about hydrogen peroxide for well water. You can buy hydrogen peroxide at the store in the little brown jugs, and that’s 3 percent concentration. We use a higher concentration, but that’s the chemical that I’m referring to.

4 years ago or so, I put up a blog post called Eliminate Well Water Odors: 4 Reasons Why Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment is Best. A lot of people looked at that post and we got a lot of comments, emails, and calls about it. I posted a link in the show notes of this episode about that post. It’s got pictures, colors, diagrams, and resource links all about peroxide systems. It’s a good thing to look at it if you want to get more information about it. You can see it by going to cleanwaterstore.com/blog/podcast and look for episode 12 or you can email me directly at gerrybulfin@cleanwaterstore.com

Well Water Odor

If your well water smells like rotten eggs, you’re not alone. Well water odor is a common problem. Many homeowners on well water battle the stinky hydrogen sulfide. Rotten egg hydrogen sulfide-laden water not only has an objectionable odor but in higher concentrations can be dangerous to health. It’s corrosive to plumbing fixtures and appliances because when hydrogen sulfide is formed and gets into your groundwater, you get sulfuric acid.

That makes the water tarnish fixtures and eat up the pipes.