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How to Prevent Plumbing Sulfur Smells

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey offers remedies to prevent smelly water

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey offers remedies to prevent smelly water.

Steps:
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.