The type of answer that far too many homeowners respond to when faced with the question posed in the title is: “What’s an anode rod?”
If you use a tank water heater to provide hot water in your home, and you do not know what an anode rod is, then this is the post for you. Why? Well, the short answer is that the anode rod is all that stands between your hot water storage tank and total obliteration!
Okay, that last bit was a little melodramatic, but that does nothing to change that an anode rod really is your hot water tank’s best source of protection from the damage and eventual leaks caused by corrosion. An anode rod doesn’t last forever, either. In fact, it’s not supposed to. That means that your anode rod is going to have to be replaced at least a few times throughout the course of your water heater’s lifespan. Be sure to schedule your water heater services in Phoenix, AZ with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix.