Replacing the Anode Rod In Your Water Heater | Rochester MN
Is your water heater not working properly? It may be the anode rode. Below is some helpful information about the anode rod, what it does and how you can replace it. If you are not comfortable replacing your anode rode in your water heater, you are not alone. Don’t worry, we at Service Pros Plumbing in Rochester MN can help. Just give us a call or fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch with you shortly.
What is an anode rod and why is it important?
Anode rods or “sacrificial rods” are metal rods that are placed inside your hot water tank, attracting corrosive materials to prevent those materials from sticking to the walls of the tank and causing damage. These anode rods corrode over time and need then to be replaced. Anode rods can be made of different materials, each of which is better or worse at doing certain things.
Aluminum rods are the best if you have hard water and magnesium rods are better for soft water. Anode rods with zinc can be use to eliminate foul odors and have antifungal properties. Most anode rods will fit any tank, but some tanks are shorter and the rods need to be cut to fit.