|Posted by ED on July 12, 2004 at 17:07:32:|
|In response to Re: mildew smelling water|
This can be a common occurence when someone has not used a cold water line for a couple of weeks.
In a vanity with two sinks for example, one used and the other not, the unused sink could develop this sour water problem. Often it will happen if someone goes on vacation for a couple of weeks and no one used the cold water line to the offensive sink(s).
Bacteria have set-up housekeeping in the pipe(s) closet to the spout. This is the cause of the temporary mildew-like smell of the water for a few seconds.
Nothing to worry about, the water is OK, except you will want to flush it out to begin with.
After a few weeks of continuous operation, this should correct itself.
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