Sulfur Smell in water (hot and cold)

Old 10-10-05, 09:16 AM
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I am a new house owner and the house I bought is 18 years old and has its own well. My problem is that our water has a sulfur smell/taste that is heavy in the hot water and is present but not too potent in the cold water. Our hot water heater is older (from the early 90's) and so is our softner. The sulfur smell is mostly present when the water is not used for a period of the day and then turned on, like when I'm get home from work.

I plan on taking out the anode rod ASAP but then should I replace the rod with a new one? Or since the water heater and softner are old, should I think about replacing them and forget about the rod? Also I have not chlorinated my well yet either (would this help my situtation or is it too late for this option?)
Old 10-13-05, 07:52 PM
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Try turning the water temp up to 140 degrees for about 10 minutes and see if this clears out the problem. Also, you might want to consider checking/cleaning all aerators/showerheads to remove any buildup that may or may not be holding odor.

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