facet odors

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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        we are remodeling a home. if we do not turn on the facets for a few days, there is a terrible odor when we do turn on the facets. we replaced the hot water heater, thinking that might be the problem, but it did not fix the problem. help

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        Avatar photoGaryPurolite1

          Likely cause is Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRB). To learn more about it and the solution to the problem go to http://www.ironproblems.com

          If the odor is in the hot water only then a likely cause could be the Magnesium Anode Rod in the water heater. Solution is to replace that rod with an Aluminum Anode. The water heater should be shock chlorinated before putting back into service. All of this is best done by a plumber.

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          Avatar photoGuest

            every tap on the house ??

            or just in one sink/basin ??

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