We installed new pvc piping in our home. The bathroom faucet now has a foul odor that emits from it when you first turn on the water (hot or cold) for about one minute, then the smell is gone. This is the only faucet that does this in the entire house. Any ideas as to what is the cause and how to fix it?
Are you certain it is not the lav drain that emits this odor? This one would be hard to pinpoint without actually smelling this odor. Because this is the only fixture in the house with an odor, I would eliminate the possible drain odor by pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar in the drain letting it sit for a few hours in the p-trap. This may solve the odor problem. Bill The Local Plumber Tustin, California http://www.TheLocalPlumber.com [Edited by TheLocalPlumber on 22 October 2000]