Question about Water Heaters
Posted by Anonymous on
I'm not sure what the problem is.
At least nobody is sick.
1) Water heaters should be flushed periodically, especially when region has water issues such as hard water.
2) When finished flushing water heater, remove cold water line and pour in 2-4 pints hydrogen peroxide and then fill tank, let sit for 20 minutes, and then drain tank. Hydrogen peroxide will kill bacteria. Trace amount is not harmful to humans since it is also used for cuts and oral sores.
3) Turn thermostat up to 140 for a time to kill off any bacteria.
4) If water also has odor, or if problem persists, the anode rod is suspect and should be replaced.
5) Post your question on professional plumbers forum at the Tank
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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