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How to Prevent Well Water Odors on Laundry

September 17, 2008

We use well water in our area and because of that water when I wash towels they always have a fowl smell to them. What can I do to take away the smell?

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September 17, 20081 found this helpful
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Wash towels in the hottest water possible. Add Baking soda in the wash water - 1 cup. Vinegar in the rinse water - 1 cup. Good Luck

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September 17, 20080 found this helpful
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I would send out a water sample and find out whats "IN" the water and then get the appropriate filtering system to combat it.

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September 27, 20170 found this helpful
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If you get a reverse osmosis system takes care if the sulphur smell

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October 21, 20170 found this helpful
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It the iron in the water that makes it smell. I use rinse and bead rinse in wash cycle and dryer sheets and still smells. All was good until hurricane Irma hit us

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What can I use in my laundry to take the rotten well water smell out of clothes? Thank you.


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August 24, 20170 found this helpful

Add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide, or a scoop of borax to each load, and line dry them in the sun. You can also purchase a product called Iron Out and add it to the rinse cycle. You can purchase a couple gallons of store-bought water, and add 1 tbsp of bleach per gallon of water and let your clothes soak for about 30 minutes. Do this every couple of months.

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August 24, 20170 found this helpful

It is best to add 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda to the wash to get rid of this odor. Or you can add some pine scented cleaner to the wash cycle. My grandma always adds Pine Sol to her wash.

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

I do a diluted vinegar vinegar soak and then wash as usual, hang outside to dry.

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November 17, 2012

What can I do to make my laundry smell better? We are on well water.

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December 17, 20171 found this helpful

Wash cycle as usual then add 1 cup ammonia to rinse water. It also works for clothes that smell if you forgot an left washer.

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December 17, 20171 found this helpful

You can add some vinegar to the final rinse. The clothing wont retain the vinegar odor

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April 16, 2013

Well water can be the best water you have ever tasted, but sometimes it can have a strong, unpleasant sulfur odor. This is a page about removing sulfur smell from a well water system.

Faucet running in a kitchen that uses well water.

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