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Smelly water in water heater

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How to eliminate the smell of water from the boiler? When there is a smell and taste of metal in drinking water, you need to thoroughly rinse the tank and change the magnesium anode. He exhausted his resource and began to spoil the quality of the liquid. The latest generations of boilers have an indicator that notifies when it is time to replace. If your device does not have such an option, be sure to lift the lid every 6 months and check the condition of the anode.

Smelly water in water heater


How to get rid of the foul smell of water in the boiler. The rotten smell of water is the result of the vital activity of bacteria. They mainly appear where the boiler is used occasionally or in an economical mode. At temperatures below 122 F, microorganisms feel comfortable, proliferate and release hydrogen sulfide. To eliminate the unpleasant odor, you need to do the following:

drain the stagnant water and fill the container with fresh one

turn on the heating at full power

leave to work in this mode for a period of 4 hours or more

replace the water in the tank again

continue operation in standard mode

If this method does not work, and the smell persists, you need to drain the water and unscrew the heating element. Thoroughly clean it from dirt and remove the formed scale. Manually remove clots and lumps from the reservoir. Wash the inside of the container well with a soft sponge with detergent and rinse with plenty of water, paying special attention to the top of the tank. Put the heating element in place, fill the tank with water, boil it and drain it. Repeat the procedure 3-4 times to completely remove the remaining detergent from the appliance.

The water entering the boiler itself may have an unpleasant odor. This is especially true for water supply from wells and wells. There are two solutions:

deepening the water source to the horizon that does not contain hydrogen sulfide

Installing a filter to remove hydrogen sulfide

The first option is not always possible for technical reasons. The second is quite costly, but sometimes it remains the only way to remove an unpleasant odor.

How to deal with technical odors?

If hot water smells of medicines or plastic, then it contains formaldehyde or phenol. They are distinguished by low-quality plastic water pipes. To get rid of the smell, communications need to be replaced.

The reason for the unpleasant smell is often the plastic reservoir of the boiler. Usually these are made by cheap manufacturers. During the heating process, the plastic releases harmful substances. To solve the problem, the device will have to be changed. Filters will not cope with the removal of formaldehyde compounds from the water. If you need help with water heater repair, call us right now!