Re: mildew smelling water
Posted by e-plumber on July 09, 2004 at 20:33:34:
In response to Re: mildew smelling water
: The faucet, a new Price-Pfister Goose neck seperate hot and cold handles, doesn't seem to be the source itself of the mildew smell. We let the faucet sit for 30 min. or so and then slowly let water drain out. The first bit of water, equal to the faucet supply, was ok. It seems to start somewhere in the supply lines. There is a seperate sprayer, connected to the faucet under the sink. Could this hose water supply back-contaminate the incoming water?

The water that is in the hose for the sprayer should not give off an odor, just like the faucet flex supply lines shouldn't. Have the water tested if you cannot trace the source. Something else to try would be to remove the faucet aerator and use the faucet for a few days, see if the odor dissipates, the aerator could be holding slime causing a smell.

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