Sometimes a faucet starts to stink sometimes. It's a pretty painful thing to live on, especially if you invite people to your home. Besides the smell, there is a pollution of the water that can make you sick. Mold can be created.
The faucet has aged and got too thin; which allowed dirt to accumulate either at the base or at the level of the beak. This can also come from the siphon.
This can be much more serious, it can be a bottleneck of the piping, following the appearance of calcareous plates. Soap and detergent residues can also cause a plug.
Water can stagnate in some parts of the pipes. The bacteria then develop there, which generates the bad odors as well as the molds.
It is often enough to open the spout by unscrewing it, clean the grill and the seal with white vinegar. To dismount the base, after cutting the water, and to clean well. If the grid is damaged, you can replace it with a new tap aerator. If the seal is deformed, it is possible to replace it with a new valve seal. If the siphon is responsible, you can do a thorough cleaning. It will be necessary to reduce the use of soap or detergent if applied daily. Avoid leaving leftover food in the siphon.
If the odor persists, it means that the piping is clogged. You can penetrate a clipped brush to a long rod to clean the inside of pipes and pipes. This is called a sweeping brush.
An environmentally compatible solution of baking soda and white vinegar can drastically reduce the accumulation of fat, fungi and other stench-causing substances. You have to rely on 100g of baking soda, 200ml of white vinegar and half a liter of hot water. The water must be brought to a boil, we add the vinegar. We blend. The bicarbonate of soda is then poured directly into the pipe which one wishes to clean. Then we introduce our mixture of hot water and vinegar. The hot liquid comes into contact with the baking soda, which quickly produces an effervescence reaction. The operation is performed at night to allow the solution to work for 8-10 hours. It will thus penetrate the residues better. The operation is repeated every 5-6 days until the odor disappears.
If the problem persists, you will have no choice but to call a certified plumber.
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