Plumbing and water treatment companies are often faced with complaints pertaining to bad odors emanating from the water heaters. These unpleasant smells are commonly compared to that of rotten egg smell. The odor issues can cause numerous problems for the inhabitants, and often becomes a topic of conversation when guests are around. Many plumbers do not know what to do to solve this problem and will turn to water treatment specialists who will suggest solutions that will cost you $ 2000 and more. Today, we present the optimal, most efficient, method to get rid of this Rotten Egg Smell.
What Causes The Rotten Egg Smell
Although there are several reasons why you have rotten egg smell in your hot water, the most common cause is the sulfur bacteria in the hot water tank. They feed on sulfur and produce hydrogen sulfide gas as waste. When the gas dissolves in the water, it gives it that characteristic odor of spoiled eggs.
Another less common cause is the chemical reaction between your water which has high levels of magnesium content and the magnesium anode in the tank. In some cases, the chemical reaction can be stopped by removing the anode rod. However, we don't recommend that since the water heater won't have any protection against corrosion.
How to Stop The Rotten Egg Smell
No matter what causes this rotten egg smell in your water, the best thing to do is to replace the magnesium anode with a Corro-Protec anode.
The Corro-Protec anode will solve the rotten egg smell in just a few hours. When a Corro-Protec is installed, the current used by the rod to protect the tank automatically kill the bacteria that create the smell.
Corro-Protec has developed an impressed current anode for hot water tanks. Instead of using a sacrificial magnesium anode rod to protect the tank, the Corro-Protec anode is made from titanium and uses current to prevent corrosion.
The Corro-Protec system includes a power supply (rectifier) and a titanium anode rod. Once the rectifier is plugged into a 110V outlet, the titanium anode sends energy into the tank, which completely stops corrosion, reduce hard water stains and stops the rotten egg smell.
Unlike the magnesium anode rod, the Corro-Protec rod is designed to last over 20 years and doesn't require any maintenance.
” Our house was having the rotten egg smell in our hot water for some time after putting in a new hot water heater 9 months prior. After several attempts to shock our water and asking around for suggestions, we took to the internet and found this product on a YouTube demonstration.
Best $ we have ever spent. Anode rod was easy to install and smell was 90% gone immediately. Was completely gone by my morning shower so I was happy!!! “
” This is a great product at a good price. Replaced a standard anode rod that was in the house when I bought it and was only 3 years old. It was completely gone due to the water quality.
Installed this product and instantly the rotten egg smell was gone and I never need to worry about when to replace the rod. I had to tear up the top cover a bit to get it in but well worth the investment. Will purchase again for any water heater I own “
” Yes! The dreaded sulphur smell is gone. I did try an aluminum anode but was still getting the smell. I ran my old water heater without an anode for over two years until i got a blast of crap blocking my tub faucet valves and elected to buy a new tank and along with a Corro- Protec Anode.
So far so good and enjoying the green lighted comfort feeling furnace room now “
” There was a slight odor in the original tank. I replaced the tank and all was good for awhile and then the odor came back with a vengeance.
This product started working immediately. The next morning there was no odor at all. “
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