cold water stinks

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  1. sailiff

    sailiff New Member

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    I live in the pacific northwest and live in a 5 year old house (original owner)The upstairs master bath cold water stinks (this started about a year and a half ago), there's two, (smells like sulfur-rotten eggs) when you first turn them on. (Hot water doesnt) The smell goes away after what seem like a gallon of water being wasted. Trying to conserve but this is an issue.
     
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    If it isn't the drain and/or it's overflow, it might be that the faucet tip is contaminated. You can remove the aerator and place it in a table spoon of bleach in a glass of water for like 20 minutes. Careful to not lose any parts down the drain. Then hold the glass up so you can get the faucet end into the water and hold it there as long as you can and then do it again after a rest. That may stop your odor problem if it isn't caused by H2S in the cold water.

    Rinse the aerator well before reinstalling it. If you have a cat, it may be licking the faucet tip.
     
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