We use well water which means our water source is pumped from the ground. The water is usually full of minerals and is gross. It stains my tub surround, corrodes my faucets and ruins our hair. The hard water also can not be stopped by any water softeners or water cleaning products. It ruins all good things in the plumbing world. Well recently my hard water managed to ruin our hot water. I was doing dishes and I noticed that there was a horrible rotten egg smell. Every time I went to use the water the odor wafted through the air. It was so awful that I could not stand to wash dishes. I also did not want to shower in that gross smell either. My family has had this happen before and I knew what I had to do to solve the issue. The issue is that the hot water tank has a piece called an anode rod. The rod is what collects the minerals and bad things in my hard water. It is essentially a tool that is used to clean water. Well my water is so bad that the anode rod catches so many minerals and clogs up. Then the water gets dirty and smells like eggs. I did not need to call a plumber or a plumbing provider. My husband has ripped out so many anode rods that he knew what to do. Next we had to dump blench down our pipes to clean it out. It took days for us to be able to have normal water again.