Rotten Eggs In Just One Faucet? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
Newbie
 
soozee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Rotten eggs in just one faucet?


Hi, I'm new to forum and hopeful someone can help me. In my master bath I have double sinks and out of one of them is a rotten egg/ sulfur smell. There is no smell in shower or other sinks in the home. We have public water. Any ideas?

Advertisement

soozee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
Member
 
Lightfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ky
Posts: 412
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Rotten eggs in just one faucet?


I have that problem every couple of years. (3 women in house-lots of hair).
take the popup drain stopper loose underneath the sink and lift it out. There may be a wad of hair or buildup gathered on the bottom of it, soured and causing the smell (it's above the trap so smells are not contained by the trap). Take the trap off while you're at it and make sure it's clean too, look in the drain pipe running straight back into the wall with a flashlight. I usually take a coat hanger, bend a small hook on it and run it in the pipe to pull anything out that may be in there. While you have the trap off, look straight down thru the sink to make sure you get all the crud out. Chances are that's where the smells are coming from.

Advertisement

__________________
Flashlight: A cylindrical container used to store dead batteries

Last edited by Lightfoot; 08-01-2013 at 07:39 AM.
Lightfoot is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lightfoot For This Useful Post:
soozee (08-01-2013)
Old 08-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,572
Rewards Points: 1,688
Default

Rotten eggs in just one faucet?


After doing the above fill the sink up over the overflow and pour a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the water let it sit for 1/2 hour. It will kill the anaerobic bacteria that makes the smell.
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ghostmaker For This Useful Post:
soozee (08-01-2013)
Old 08-09-2013, 06:17 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 48
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Rotten eggs in just one faucet?


I had this problem in my sink as well. I did as above; cleaned out the pipes on the sink side of the trap. To break up the crud in the trap and some other pieces that I removed, I soaked them in a bleach solution. For the pipe leading from the sink straight down, I wadded up paper towels to fit snugly in the pipe and shoved them through with a dowel rod into a bucket under the pipe.

I reassembled, and no more smell.
venator260 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pressure and shower faucet rob613 Plumbing 2 04-18-2013 01:07 PM
Supply line from old faucet stuck in copper piping clm55 Plumbing 2 12-31-2012 01:55 PM
Selecting a New Kitchen Faucet klumbsy Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 02-25-2011 09:29 AM
Hot water smells like rotten eggs GPBurke Plumbing 5 06-07-2010 08:40 AM
Ice in Cover over Exterior Faucet SPetty General DIY Discussions 13 01-11-2010 04:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts