How to fix weird sink smell
December 16, 2009 9:10 PM Subscribe
Lately the cold water in my bathroom sink has a musty odor when I first turn on the tap. What should I do to fix this?
posted by tomwheeler to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
Last year we installed a new sink and it worked great for many months afterwards. For the last few months, I've noticed that the cold water smells moldy (kind of like lake water) when I first turn it on. The smell disappears after I've run it for about 20 seconds.
Strangely, the hot water from the same sink does not have this smell, nor does either the cold or hot water in the shower in the same bathroom have it. In fact, no other sinks in the house seem to have this problem.
I saw this similar post
but it's for a kitchen sink/garbage disposal, so the advice doesn't seem to apply. Is there anything I can do, aside from calling a plumber, to fix this problem?