Having smelly water can be frustrating. Where is it coming from? What is causing it? Well, start by isolating the source. Check if it’s coming from the hot or cold side. A majority of the time it comes from your hot water heater. Hot water heaters are dark and warm a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. If bacteria gets into the water supply it will breed in water heater causing an egg smell. This can be very hard to get rid of. One way to help if you have smelly hot water is to hire an Orlando plumber and have them disconnect the feed to the hot water heater and dump in hydrogen peroxide. This will kill Bactria and not harm the internal workings of the water heater. If you have a smell in your water supply it is a good idea to fix the issue ASAP because the bacteria can breed and spread to the hot water piping of your home. Another cure for smelly hot water is replacing the anode rod. This only works if the anode rod on the heater is bad. If not, this will not help the issue. If you have had issues or have issues with smelly water, a good option is to install a water filtration system in your home. A unit that we install a lot is Aquasana. This system is great with a UV light. The light helps kill bacteria that causes smelly water. It also filters and descales the water for less build up. If you have a smell coming from your hot water, call Drain Genie Plumbing Services for help. We can explain your options. If you’re in Orlando call 407-490-1230 if in the Sanford/Lake Mary Area call 407-710-0210.

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