May 13th, 2012 10:17 PM by Dan Howard
When the hot water smalls like rotten eggs and the cold water does not small as bad, it is usually the result of organisms living in the hot water tank. Often this is Legionella which will survive up to 140.0 f, but can be other organic materials. The manufacturers offer replacement anodes that they will tell you “may” eliminate the problem, but often do not. Tank replacement is usually the answer. The bottom line is that turning your hot water tank to a low level for an extended time may be unhealthy for future residents and may create the need for tank replacement.