Water odor problem at only one sink
My house has six and one-half bathrooms with a hot water recirculating system. There are two sinks and two dishwashers in the kitchen. Hot water at one sink flows immediately. Hot water at the other sink, which is used all the time, takes about one minute. The water at this sink has a slight hydrogen sulfide odor. There is no odor at any other location in the house, and hot water flows immediately at all other locations.
The well water in this house has a high iron content. I am told by water treatment experts that the water contains an iron eating bacteria which gives off the hydrogen sulfide odor and is harmless. In order to get rid of the odor, I have installed a water treatment system consisting of a chlorinating system and a carbon filtration system. Everything works great, except for the main sink in the kitchen.
When the house was being built, the plumber ran the supply lines to the troublesome sink on the mud room ceiling. Since the ceiling only had a height of 7', I asked him to run the pipes thru the floor joists. He begrudgingly complied, but may not have run the third recirculating pipe from about 10 feet away. I will have to pull the mud room ceiling down in order to check this. Could the recirculating system in this area be stagnating and causing my problem? This problem is starting to drive me nuts!
maybe it's not the water...
I had a similar problem for a while. Finally figured out that it wasn't the water, but the foul gunk in the trap and drain. It apparently would get stirred up by the water inflow and release the odor for a while.
Just another idea....
Smell coming from one faucet and not the other
I recently put in a new faucet in our master bath that has double sinks that needed replacing. Since we are soon to be redoing our bath, I purchased a cheap one as my wife has not yet determined the finish she wants on the faucets we will be putting in. The problem I've noticed is that on the new faucet, it has been used for about a month now, emits a faint odor like that of a rotten egg or sulfur. The other faucet on the other sink does not. It seems to happen when you first turn it on and it does it both on hot and cold. The shower also does not emit an odor. Only this faucet does. Does anyone have an idea what it could be. After a while of running the water it will go away.
Thanks for your help in solving this problem!