How to Remove Odors from a Tempe Water Heater

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Tempe

Though not a pleasant smell Water Heater Repair Tempe knows when one puts a glass of water or goes to take a shower and the water smells like rotten eggs, it can be corrected. Usually, the smell is because of excess germs that has actually established in the water tank. It can happen more typically for homes that use a well or cities that use a well to provide the water.Water Heater Repair Tempe AZ

According to Soquel Creek Water District, the smell is the result of four factors that must all be present for the odor to develop. These factors include:

  • A high concentration of sulfate in the raw water
  • Sulfate reducing bacteria, non-toxic to humans (sulfate is reduced to a sulfide state by the bacteria)
  • Little or no dissolved oxygen in the water
  • Hydrogen (a component of water which may be present due to water conditions reacting with the anode)

Setting the temperature of the water heater at 140 degrees for higher ought to eliminate most if not all of the germs. Though, it would be good to have the settings around 120 degrees to save a little money on energy expenses.

Water Heater Repair Tempe AZ Water Odor Prevention Tips

There are two basic methods to insure water smell from water heater are not a problem.
1. Chlorination can get rid of the excess quantity of bacteria that has actually decided to stay in ones water heater. With this, there are two means to procedure. The first is by perform regular flushing of the water heater with bleach. The second is to install a chlorine feeder, which will enable one to not need to do the bleach flushes (though simple to do, just not the most enjoyable job).

2. A new anode rode can help as well, though might not be totally reliable. The jobs from 1. could still need to be done as well. Examine to see if both the cold and hot water odor, or if it is simply the hot water. If this is the case just for the hot water then it could be a sign that the annode rod is wearing out due to utilize. We will not go into detail here, but there are lots of various kinds of annode rods that can be utilized and each have their benefits. If one makes use of a water softener at house, this can accelerate the life span of an annode rod too.

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