How to Prevent Plumbing Sulfur Smells – This Old HousePosted by plumbingpros in Home Improvement Tips, on October 12, 2015
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey offers remedies to prevent smelly water. (See the shopping list, tools, and steps below.)
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Shopping List for How to Prevent Plumbing Sulfur Smells:
– Aluminum anode rod, used to replace magnesium rod in water heater
Tools for How to Prevent Plumbing Sulfur Smells:
– Wrench, used to remove anode rod from water heater
Steps for How to Prevent Plumbing Sulfur Smells:
1. If the sulfur smell is present in both the hot water and the cold water, call a licensed well contractor and have him or her treat the problem at the well.
2. If the odor is only in the hot water, replace the water heater’s sacrificial magnesium anode rod with an aluminum rod.
3. Sulfur smells are extremely rare in municipal water systems.
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