Being originally from Florida I am aware of sulfur smelling water. It was "normal' there. But here it is not so normal. For 15.00 you can have the water tested at our local Health Dept. Go on in to the Cherokee County Health Dept. and pick up a clean catch bottle. They will also give you instructions on how to catch the water from either an inside location or from the well itself. Ask for a mineral and bacteria test. If the water comes back high in minerals, and sulpher is detected I would get a good water filtration system. However, I drank sulfer well water from age 4 to 28 and considered it normal, with out any physical effects.
"Water that contains hydrogen sulfide is quickly recognizable by its sulfurous odor. Ingesting water that contains sulfur is not a health risk,"
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/158629-health-effects-of-sulfur-in-water/#ixzz1tofpd812
So, you do not need to fear Sulfer water, in fact to bathe in it, also is reported to have positive health benifits. I do know that the biggest issue is the smell, and hopefully a filtration system will help with that. There are very good filtration systems available, and most are easily installed.
I hope you are enjoying your home in the beautiful mountains of NC. If there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to call me.
Appalachian Land Company
I have a possible lease option, but it is priced around $147,500. and it is semi private because it is at the end of the road, but, there are neighbors around the home. If you want to send me your email address and personal information. I'll be glad to go through the MLS system for both NC and NE GA and send out links to the properties I find. Finding the right Realtor who knows the area and has worked in the field a long time could possibly help you find the right property with less time, money and frustration. Call today if I can help you, if you prefer to view whats on the mls systems yourself before working with a Realtor, then you can also search from my web page through both systems. You will not have full access to all the data, but, you will be able to see what homes are available in your price range.
Timberwood Mountain Realty, Inc.
5593 Hwy. 64 W.
Murphy, NC. 28906
Michelle, there may be several properties available to you through the MLS system. Grape Creek is a very pretty area.. I have several contacts in that area. If you would like for me to do some research and searching for you, please give me a call at 828-837-0424 or 828-735-3041.
Good luck....Sherry... more