Removing Fresno Water Heater Water’s Smells

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Fresno CA

Though the smell of rotten eggs when one heads to take a shower or pour a glass of water is not fun, it can definitely be corrected. Commonly, the smell is due to excess bacteria that has begun growing in the water tank. It happens oftentimes for properties that use a well or cities that use a well to supply the water such as Fresno.Water Heater Repair Fresno CA

Most, if not all, the bacteria should be killed by setting the temperature of the water heater to 140 degrees or higher. Nonetheless, it does save the homeowner a few pennies from energy costs to be able to keep the temperature around 120 degrees.

How to Get Rid of the Odors from Your Fresno Hot Water Heater

Outlined here the two most basic processes to get rid of that stinky water heater water smell.
1. Chlorination can surely kill the excess bacteria that is currently living in the water heater. There are two ways to go about this process. First, one should be able to periodically flush the water heater with bleach. One can also install a chlorine feeder , which will permit one to go without performing the bleach flushes (though not a difficult task to do, just not the most fun activity).

2. A new annode rod can really help, though may not be as successful. The tasks from 1. may still have to be performed as well. Check to find out if both the hot and cold water smell or if the problem is just with the hot water. If this holds true just for the hot water, the issue may be that the annode rod is wearing caused by use. We will not explain here, but there are many different varieties of annode rods that could be used and each have their advantages and disadvantages. If one uses a water softener in the home, this can accelerate the life expectancy of an annode rod too.

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