How to Remove Odors from a Tacoma Water Heater

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Tacoma WA

Though not an enjoyable smell Water Heater Repair Tacoma WA knows when one pours a glass of water or goes to shower and the water smells like rotten eggs, it can be corrected. Generally, the smell is because of excess bacteria that has established in the water tank. It can happen more frequently for homes that utilize a well or cities that utilize a well to provide the water.Water Heater Repair Tacoma

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 get rid of most if not all the germs. Though, it would be nice to have the settings around 120 degrees to conserve a little money on energy expenses.

Water Heater Repair Tacoma Water Odor Prevention Tips

There are two fundamental methods to insure water smell from water heater are not an issue.
1. Chlorination can get rid of the excess quantity of germs that has actually chosen to reside in ones water heater. With this, there are two means to procedure. The first is by carry out periodic flushing of the water heater with bleach. The second is to set up a chlorine feeder, which will permit one to not need to do the bleach flushes (though uncomplicated to do, just not the most enjoyable job).

2. A brand-new anode rode can help too, though might not be totally efficient. The jobs from 1. could still have to be carried out also. Check to see if both the cold and hot water scent, or if it is simply the hot water. If this holds true just for the hot water then it could be an indication that the annode rod is wearing out due to make use of. We will not go into detail below, however there are numerous various kinds of annode rods that can be utilized and each have their benefits. If one utilizes a water softener at home, this can quicken the life span of an annode rod too.

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