Smelly Hot Water

 In Plumbing

Does your hot water smell like rotten eggs?

Your water should smell clean and refreshing, not smelly!

If you are smelling a rotten egg smell in your hot water, it could be coming from your water heater. Anaerobic bacteria and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas could be causing that smell. A bacteria called “Divibrio Sulfurcans” converts naturally occurring sulfates in the water to the gas. The bacteria is nontoxic, but it can affect the taste and odor of water.

In addition, a Magnesium anode rod in a hot water heater can also cause unpleasing H2S gas. When the Magnesium rod corrodes, it can chemically reduce naturally occurring sulfates into the gas.

A Fidelis Plumbing Hyperion Elite 5 stage refiner uses granulated activated carbon to remove chlorine, foul odors and taste. Call us today!

Call Fidelis Plumbing for all your plumbing needs. 800-371-1910

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