Have you ever experienced rv hot water that smells like rotten eggs? If so, 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 eggs, you are experiencing one of the two problems described below. Please note that the problem is coming directly from the fresh water source if the sulfur smell is coming from the cold water. This problem is WAY harder to fix. Especially if you are on a camping.
Rotten egg odors are generally created by the sulfate-reducing bacteria also called SRB. These anaerobic bacteria develop in hot water system 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.
Is your RV water heater odour-free? If not, READ ON.
When the rectifier is connected to the nearest outlet or electric wire connected to the battery, the rod located in the tank supplies a small amount of current into the water heater in your RV. This current completely stops the loss of energy from all metals inside the water heater, effectively stopping and preventing corrosion.
The same current is used to neutralize bacteria causing smelly water and reduces limescale accumulation.
One last thing, powered anode doesn’t need any maintenance nor be changed over time. You don’t have to check your RV and replace the anode rod to prevent corrosion anymore to extend the life of your water tank.
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