sulphur smell in apartment building bathroom

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Ken Tannenbaum, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Ken Tannenbaum

    Ken Tannenbaum New Member

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    The odor appears to come from just this one source, the cold water in the bathroom sink. The cold water in the shower is fine. Letting it run doesn't do any good. This on the 2nd floor of a ten story building erected in 1914.
    Any cause or remedy indicated? Thanks!
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Possibly a contaminated faucet tip aerator, and the faucet tip.

    Remove the aerator without losing parts down the drain and put it in a glass of water with a cap of bleach for 20-30 minutes. Watch the chrome doesn't start coming off. Then rinse it with clear water an reassemble.

    While soaking the aerator, hold the glass up to immerse the faucet tip for as long as possible, then rest and repeat etc..

    It could be the overflow drain of the sink is causing the odor. They are found up under the rim or in the rim of the front edge of the sink.
  3. Ken Tannenbaum

    Ken Tannenbaum New Member

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    I will definitely try this. Thanks very much.
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