Have you ever experienced rv water smells like rotten eggs? If yes, you are at the right place. We will explain what creates the smell and how to stop this reaction. You will be able to enjoy your RV without dealing with that rotten egg smell.
Why Your RV Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs?
If your RV water smells like rotten egg, you are experiencing one of the two problems described below. Please note that the problem is coming directly from the water source if the smell is coming from the cold water.
Rotten egg odors are generally created by the sulfate-reducing bacteria also called SRB. These bacteria develop in hot water and creates hydrogen sulfide as waste. The hydrogen sulfide coming out of the hot water creates what we call a rotten egg smell.
The smell could also be caused by a reaction between your magnesium anode rod and your hot water with a high magnesium content. Removing the anode rod will not necessarily stop the smell since you will have magnesium sediment in your water heater. Also, removing the rod is dangerous since there will be no more protection against corrosion inside the tank.
How to Stops The Rotten Egg Smell In Your RV Hot Water?
The first thing you should do is replace your sacrificial anode rod with a Corro-Protec powered anode. The powered anode rod uses current to stops corrosion inside the hot water tank and doesn’t need any maintenance. In addition, the current supplied by the rod in your hot water will stop the bacteria that create the smell and prevent any other reaction with magnesium inside your tank that could make that horrible odor.
Changing the anode is very easy, and you can do it yourself. First, you need to flush your water heater. After that, you need to remove the magnesium anode and replace it with our product. When the Corro-Protec anode is installed, you need to connect the 12v power supply to the battery wires and fill the tank. Your water heater tank is now protected against smell and corrosion for years to come.