Daughter had a bathroom sink replaced with a pedestal sink. Only new
added were the two feed lines and the faucets. Started getting a strong
sulfur smell coming from both the hot and cold water; never had the smell
before putting in the new sink--none of the other sinks, shower, tub or
other water sources in the house have this smell. Changed out the feed
lines from metal to plastic--smell still there. It's a puzzle--
the only thing left that's new are the new faucets. Has anyone run across
something similar to this? Any suggestions?
I'm in the water well drilling business, not water treatment, but I do
have a little bit of an idea.
There is a mineral present in some ground water sources that when
combined with maganese (found in older hot water tanks as the heating
elements usually) can cause a sulfur smell.
Now, my theory is that the new sink has a maganesse fitting of some
kind in it - thereby reacting with the water coming in from your
utility or well.
Again, I do drilling, treatment of minerals is another business
altogether - so this is based on prior reading.
Might be a good idea to get that water tested, not just for chemicals that
are bothersome (but treatable), but for those that never belong in drinking
water. Find a lab to do this, not a company that sells water treatment
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