The Wife and I have dual sinks in the master bathroom. Most evenings
when I turn the water on in my sink to wash up and brush the teefus, I
get a brief smell like someone farted, not quite like old eggs or a
sulfurous smell. It reminds me of the smell of my grandparents' water
when they had a bacterial infection in their well. I think it's the
cold water that stinks like this, not the hot.
Now, the water coming out of the faucet in my wife's sink is fine - no
smell, and it doesn't matter if I turn her faucet on first or after
mine. Same for every other sink in the house, and the tubs. It's only
Could I have something growing specifically in my water lines?
One additional bit of weirdness, if this could be part of the cause:
after running the cold water for ~1 min or so, the water gets really
warm for about 15-20 seconds. Not just room temperature, not quite hot
like the hot water line, but like the cold water's been heated some.
This happens even when the socket lights in the kitchen downstairs
haven't been turned on, so it's not from the cold water line running
too close to a light fixture. Again, this doesn't happen in my wife's
sink three feet away, just mine.
So, any thoughts on what I should be looking for, or what I can do
short of tearing out the ceiling in the kitchen to see the water lines?