05:46AM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 12/31/04
1 lifetime posts
I taste mold in the water from only one faucet inside my home---bathrooom. The taste seems to occur from water that flows from it after the faucet has been setting for several hours of non-use. Once the water flows for several minutes and the faucet is used many consecutive times within an hour, the taste subsides, but then returns after the faucet sets again with non-use for several hours. Can mold be growing inside the pipe causing this problem? No other faucet in the home has this moldy taste. This problem just started over the last year. I have lived in the house for over two years, and the house is 56 years old in Austin, Texas (pier and beam). I did have to have some mold cleaned from one of the bedrooms in the home two years ago.


07:53PM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
could be the pipe is contaminated with bacteria. and might spread to more of the pipes. strange one.

if you have a filter on the house ,you can remove the filter and fil it with bleach without the filter and run each tap until the bleach smell comes out then turn it off and do each tap including flush the toilet. let sit for 3 hours minimum and then open all taps to flush bleach from system.. this should clean any bacteria from the pipes.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

Move your knick-knacks to a brand new home on this charming DIY shelf. It's an easy project that can be completed in the s... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon