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Old 07-31-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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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?


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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.


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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.
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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.
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