Hi, I’m Bodee, the plumbers pup and I want to share some really important information about anode rods, wait one minute while I chew on a his sock, he has a lot of holey socks, hee, hee. So you are thinking, what is an anode rod and why should I care. Well the average life of an anode rod in a water heater is 5 years. The anode rod is sacrificial, it allows for the corrosive action of the hot water to adhere to it, and that can be significant, because corrosiveness doubles every 10 degree temperature rise. The rod protects the tank from deteriorating .Average life of a water heater is 10 to 12 years, but less if the rod is not replaced. So to protect your investment and keep your hot water running, please give John a call at 828 430-1455 and he will be happy to replace it. If you don’t know how old your heater is, check the serial number, the first 4 digits are the month and the year. So time for my walk, got to see that sweet Yorkie up the street.