My wife, who has a nose much more sensitive than me apparently, had been complaining of a "metallic" smell when she takes a shower.
I honestly have never noticed any kind of smell.
So I drained our hot water heater a couple of weekends ago. There was barely any sediment and only a slight tinge of brownish discoloration in the water that came out.
After I did this, she still says that there's a metallic odor. I don't recall her specifically mentioning anything about an odor from the bathroom or kitchen faucets, so I'm wondering what it might be.
The house is older, and it's all copper plumbing. When I refilled the water heater after draining it, I opened the bathroom faucet to push the air out of the lines and again, only a slight brownish discoloration for a few seconds, then ran clear.
Any thoughts? Or should I tell my wife to put a clothespin on her nose when she takes a shower?