Sunlit Water

August 29, 2007

That Was Easy

Filed under: Nature,Personal,Urban Living — by teofilo @ 10:18 am

I talked to the property manager yesterday about the water issue, and she suggested I run all the taps at full blast for half an hour.  I was skeptical, but I tried it and it actually seems to have worked.  Problem solved!



  1. For now, and yes, if you can anticipate that you might bring someone back to your apartment within some time frame, then in addition to thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom and bedroom, and stocking your medicine cabinet with tampons, etc.—seek more authoritative advice from others—then running your taps can be added to your checklist.

    There’s no reason to think the smell won’t return, though.

    Comment by idontpay — August 29, 2007 @ 12:13 pm |Reply

  2. True, and I’m sure this is only a temporary fix, but I think it’s unlikely to become noticeable again as long as I’m living there and using the faucets regularly. The problem seems to have been that the place was empty for so long that the H2S built up to a perceptible concentration.

    Comment by teofilo — August 29, 2007 @ 12:30 pm |Reply

  3. As I understand it, you’ve just drained the hot water heater completely and let it fill back up with fresh, unfouled water. Let the anode thing get its groove on for a while and I bet you’ll have your rotten eggs back.

    Comment by standpipe — August 29, 2007 @ 12:31 pm |Reply

  4. I’m so helpful.

    Comment by standpipe — August 29, 2007 @ 12:31 pm |Reply

  5. Yeah, that’s probably right. It sounds like it isn’t that hard to fix, though, so if it comes back I’ll just deal with it then.

    Comment by teofilo — August 29, 2007 @ 12:35 pm |Reply

  6. When it comes to water issues, I’d trust someone named “standpipe”.

    Comment by Becks — August 29, 2007 @ 5:45 pm |Reply

  7. I could never trust standpipe, that foul cretin. Give me Standpipe, the marvelous friendly fellow.

    Comment by pdf23ds — August 29, 2007 @ 7:54 pm |Reply

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