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Rotten Egg Smell in Hot Water

Plumbing and water treatment companies are often faced with complaints about 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. Rotten egg smell is a big issue all around North America.

Causes of the rotten egg smell in hot water and how to fix it

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?

Sulfur Reducing Bacteria

Although there are several reasons why you have rotten egg smell in your hot water, the most common cause is the sulfur bacteria (SRB) 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. Even if the smell is horrible, those bacteria are not dangerous to your health.

Magnesium anode rod

Another common cause is the chemical reaction between your water which has high levels of magnesium content and the magnesium anode rod in the water heater 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. The water heater will corrode faster and cost you a lot of money when it starts leaking and could bring other issues such as air in your hot water lines.

Representation of Corro-Protec powered titanium anode rod
Representation of Corro-Protec powered titanium anode rod
Representation of Corro-Protec powered titanium anode rod
Representation of Corro-Protec powered titanium anode rod
Representation of Corro-Protec powered titanium anode rod

How to stop the rotten egg smell?

No matter what causes the rotten egg smell in your hot water, the Corro-Protec Powered Anode Rod can solve this problem in just a few hours.

Once the system is operational, the energy projected by the system will prevent these unpleasant smells for years to come! Your hot water heater will be protected and you won’t have smells in your home again.


Other water heater smells and solutions

Sulfur Smell

Sulfur smell and rotten egg smell in hot water are the same problems. People can use many adjectives to describe that smell but remember, if the water smells like rotten eggs, the Corro-Protec anode is your best solution.

Cold Water Smell

If you are experiencing a smell in your house that’s coming from your cold water, chances are the problem is coming from your well. In that case, you’ll need a water treatment specialist to come to do some water tests.

However, if the smell is worse in the hot water and you want to reduce it, the Corro-Protec anode will reduce the hot water reactions that make it worse. Both cold & hot water will smell the same.

Natural Gas Leak

If your smell is coming from an appliance instead of your water supply, turn off your gas supply, go outside, and contact authorities and your gas company. Smell comes from your gas water heater, gas stove or anything that uses gas inside your house you may have a natural gas leak.

Corro-Protec anodes will remove your hot water rotten egg smell in house or RV suburban in less than 24 hours.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed this is why we offer a 90-day money-back guarantee and a 20-year warranty. Unlike peroxide treatment or aluminum anode, our powered anode rod made of titanium will last for many years and you don’t need to do any maintenance.

4.90/5 Based on 293 reviews

«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»

Yvan L.

«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.»

Mitchell H.


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