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Old 01-18-2015, 04:17 PM
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Hi our house is 15 months old and lately there has been a strong sulphur odor coming from one of the master bathroom sinks and the laundry room. We do have a whole house water softener system. Strange it is only coming from those faucets. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:24 PM
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I get the same thing in one of my master baths sinks. We thought it was the water also but I believe it is actually coming from the drain. I use the sink all the time but if I don't run the water for 8 hours or so, I can smell it. I usually pour a combination of Clorox and water down the drain and don't run the water for an hour and usually it takes care of it for about 3 weeks or more. Give it a try.
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:28 PM
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Hi our house is 15 months old and lately there has been a strong sulphur odor coming from one of the master bathroom sinks and the laundry room. We do have a whole house water softener system. Strange it is only coming from those faucets. Any ideas? Thanks!
Had the same problem a few years ago. We tried drain cleaners. We removed the traps and scoured them. Nothing worked. Then for no apparent reason the odor disappeared. I think somehow sewer gases were backing up but have no idea what corrected it.
I don't believe it is the water. If it were the water the odor would be evident in all sinks, showers, washing machine and tubs.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the info. I did put bleach down all the drains. Let sit overnight and the odor is gone! Yay!
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