I had to turn the air conditioner off in our apartment because the smell circulates throughout the apartment. If your water smells like rotten eggs, first of all, don’t panic. This will be the only way to remove the smell. For some reason my fireplace smells like kerosene. Address this problem by following these two steps: First, ensure that both the cold and hot water have the smell and that the smell is coming out of one or several faucets, but not all. The tech said there were no leaks. It’s not like a rotten egg smell. Forums. Smells like petrol, kerosene or paint Why does this happen? For days it si OK but then we get the smell. What gives? Gas heater smells like kerosene? last updated – posted 2011-Aug-17, 11:14 pm AEST posted 2011-Aug-17, 11:14 pm … Reply. Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by pistolsmom , Feb 16, 2009. If the smell is in hot water, this could be metals in the water heater reacting with the water. Mike R. Plumber. I called the local gas utility, and they sent a tech out. Save Share. This will result in increasingly strong petrol or kerosene taste and smell within the internal household water supply. By Jacquelyn Jeanty ... carbon and hydrogen materials contained in natural gas recombine with oxygen and hydrogen to produce carbon dioxide and water vapor. Leaking fuel lines are common issues because of the heating and cooling process. If the test doesn’t show there’s lead in the water but the smell endures, turn to a filtration system that can reduce the smell and taste from the water. Kelly, Feb 16, 2009. Suddenly my gas range/stove emits a kerosene-like odor when I operate the stove, and especially when I operate the oven -- but our service is natural gas. If you notice this smell please call our 24-hour Faults, Emergencies and Security line on 13 13 75. Does your house smells like sewage? Our water smells almost like diesel fuel but not all the time. The gas heater started smelling like kerosene today, its natural gas and never usually smells like this, neither have the stoves anyone know whats going on? 8,690 satisfied customers. Residents complained of strong odour, like kerosene, emanating from their wells, and also noticed a thin layer of oily material on the water's surface. You should also check your fuel line for leaks. Wash the area thoroughly with warm water and soap or grease-cutting detergent (dishwashing liquid soap often works well for this). Only thing I can figure is maybe the paint is giving off vapors that don't smell until they hit the fire? The main reason for the foul odor is due to a leak from one of the drain plumbing line of the sewer system. When water smells like sewage it can also signify hydrogen sulfide. Yes but not because it's kerosene but because it actively evaporates quickly filing the air around it with kerosene smell (molecules). What to do. If you do not use kerosene on a regular basis, you’re better off not storing kerosene in your house at all. Robert Mcdonald. Q: We had to use kerosene the other night and of course it’s now on the clothing we were wearing. Messages: 13,853. The best way I can describe it is it smells like someone is cooking popcorn. NOT the gas. Kerosene heater ignites but goes out too soon. I shut off the fireplace, but it's still really weird. Replaced our gas water heater 5 weeks ago, we have well water,we have a water softener and only hot water smells! The average cost for case of water is $6. But, the noxious odor – grrr!. And of course you’ll be wondering about What is your city & state? Hello Select your address Holiday Deals Gift Cards Best Sellers Customer Service Find a Gift New Releases Whole Foods AmazonBasics Sell Registry Free Shipping Coupons #FoundItOnAmazon Shopper Toolkit Disability Customer Support I noticed the smell in the kitchen while my wife was cooking. A kerosene-like odour from a gas space heater is a common issue, but the smell is not caused by the gas itself. Kelly, Feb 16, 2009. Rinse the area again with cool water. This type of odor indicates that sulfur bacteria and hydrogen sulfide gas is present in your water. They said that we may need a more detaild test which could cost up to $300.00. The smell of gas is not an indicator of "low quality" gas. Hi,I have a Kent RO system and water from it, when kept in a plastic bottle, smells like kerosene. when she turned the burners off, the smell went away. What do you pay for a case of bottled water? If your oven smells weird and is making your home smell bad too, the best way to get rid of the odors is to cut them off at the source. Any idea why I'd be smelling kerosene all of a sudden? Tastes and smells like this can be caused when petrol, diesel or other solvents have been spilt. The metallic smell coming from your water could be a product of a low pH level. Signs the water heater is the source: The smell is only coming from hot water; Your water smells the worst after long periods of not running the water (i.e. I bought a TDS meter and it shows 40 to 50ppm value. We have the same problem! Archive View Return to standard view. If you suspect lead is why your water smells like metal, you can request a water test from your city’s water treatment center. Does Your Water Smells Like Rotten Egg? Of course, no one likes it when water smells like sewage, so you’ll want to clean and remove the bacteria from the water heater. Smells like these can make people feel at ease; however, bad smells can cause the opposite to happen. Moins raffiné que l'essence, le kérosène est couramment utilisé aux États-Unis comme combustible de chauffage. Today, 4 days later, the hot water smells like rotten eggs … even with a brand new water heater, and water softener and filter. If your hot water heater smells like a wire is burning, or any other electrical-type of smell, this could signal issues with your wiring, most likely one due to arcing – a type of discharge that happens when two loose wires make intermittent contact. Bad tap water smells like rotten eggs An apartment's tap water may be clear, but that doesn't mean it's clean. Household plastic pipes laid underground can absorb a petroleum-based hydrocarbon product it has leaked or … Water is polar, and will not bond with non-polar liquids like kerosene. Make sure that the lid or cover of the kerosene container is tightly closed. before the burner ignites, the gas smells normal like natural gas should. Water quality has a lot to do with location. Ignite it though, and you get this kerosene smell. there is the smell. menu Whirlpool Go to navigation. Feb ... (could someone have tampered with it)? No one like to breath foul odor. Skip to main content . Can somebody please help us and tell us why this happens? Home. plowjockey Well-Known Member. This results in the kerosene not dissolving. In effect, the end product appears as heat. Hydrogen sulfide gas produces a strong and unpleasant “rotten egg” odor and taste. This will require an electrician, as wiring will likely need to be replaced. The place you store kerosene in should not smell like kerosene. ? Often it's the result of small amounts of other aerosols in the air (cleaning products, air fresheners, paint fumes, insect spray etc) being burned by the heater. My water heater is omitting a smell like something is cooking. If a homeowner finds that their water smells like rotten eggs, it means a substance near the water is present in such high concentrations that a human can detect an odor. Reply. If your water smells like rotten eggs, the odor usually is due to high levels of Sulphur microbes and hydrogen sulfide gas found in the water tanks. I’ve washed them twice now, even using lemon juice in the wash cycle along with detergent. If it smells like kerosene it sounds like you may have a fuel leak. Take care if the surface is delicate or water sensitive. Well Water Smells Like Gasoline?? Feb 16, 2009 #11 . Cindi. We dropped a water sample off yesterday to get tested but that won't be ready until Tuesday. Air con. When your house smells a bad odor – like sewage – it’s leaking gas. You won’t always notice the taste or smell instantly after a spill. Hi There Im not sure if this is the right place for gas. You can select multiple reasons. Does anyone have any idea what the cause could be? Reply. Whirlpool. But we get the smell from the cold & hot water so I'm nt sure. Hot water has a gas smell to it only in the cold months ... My Rinnai gas heater intermitently smells carbony, a bit like kerosene. December 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm . Where in your home are you experience this odor? 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