Does this mean I need a new water heater?
I just started noticing a really bad odor coming out whenever I turn on the hot water (in kitchen or bathroom). It's faintly fishy ... not pleasant whatsoever. When I turn on the cold water, I don't detect the foul smell. Also, we've been noticing that the hot water runs out fairly quickly - sometimes after only one of us showers (there are two of us in the home). I have no idea how old the water heater is; the house itself is 63 years old, but the water heater does at least look fairly new. Still ... these things that have been happening lately, are they an indication that a new water heater is in order?