The smell of rotten eggs is an easily recognizable smell. No one likes the smell of rotten eggs. So if your New Iberia and Lafayette, LA home’s water heater is producing the smell, and your water smells like eggs, then it can be an unbearable nuisance and an embarrassment when people come to visit. If your water heater is producing a rotten egg smell then that is a clear red flag that there is something wrong with your water heater, or, worse yet, you could have a gas leak. You should call an experienced plumber to come and inspect the water heater to determine and remove the source of the smell.
Most likely, if you have a gas-powered water heater, the source of the smell is the sacrificial anode. An anode rod is basically a rod in your water heater that “sacrifices” itself to corrosion instead of the tank of the water heater. Replacing this rod can extend the life of your water heater and could also remove that rotten egg smell. These rods are made of different materials and a plumber from Pipes and Plugs would be able to help you determine if a different material would prevent the smell from coming back. If the problem is not the rod you may need to replace the water heater. The bottom line, the smell is coming from bacteria that is feeding off the corrosion of the rod, and no one likes extra bacteria in their water. When water quality is affected and at stake, it is best to call a good plumbing company like Pipes and Plugs.
Whether you have a plumbing, gas, or electric issue you can rest assured that Pipes and Plugs have the right knowledge, training, and experience to solve your problem the first time. We are firmly committed to customer service and quality work!
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