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Pls HELP Tiny black flies in my bathroom sink & bath YUK


 
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helena1977

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:53 pm Reply with quote

Ok This is AWFUL for me. (yucky shivvers!)

We recently moved in to the house and almost everytime i run the sink taps, a teeeny tiny little black fly or two will come out! (im not sure if they come out to the tap or the overflow?

They are often just chilling out in the sink and bath when you walk in as well! There has been as many as 10 just sitting in the bottom of the bath!

Also, once in a while running the taps (bath and sink) there will be a load of black bits of in the water!!!

I really need advice on how to get rid of these things once and for all. ITS DISGUSTING!!!

Speedy replies would be appreciated
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jay1

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:19 pm Reply with quote

loss of trap seal i think, put sum hep vo self sealing trap for the time being untill u resolve the problem with your trap seal loss
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helena1977

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:24 pm Reply with quote

Hey thank you for your reply.

One thing thought

I'm really not sure what you meant? Im a dancer so im afraid i know nothing about plumbing except for the basic' replace a washer when the tap leaks' etc.

Please could you ellaborate or tell it to me in 'baby-language' style description

Thanks again

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waterworks

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:26 pm Reply with quote

You should look at your cold water storage cistern/tank in your loft, it could need cleaning out and sterialising, also it might not have the close fitted lid, screened overflow, screened vent and insulation that is required.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:30 pm Reply with quote

google search hep vo
seems like your u bends are losing the water seal that is supposed to stay in them and flies from the sewers are coming up them, they sit in the pipes when u turn the water on and disturb them they fly out.
you need to find out why you are losing the seals , but in the meantime i suggest you put on a hep vo self sealing trap on your bath and basin waste pipe before you u bend.the hep vo has a membrane inside it which open up when water passes through it but closes when no water is passed through so should be ok for your situation,
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helena1977

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:30 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Waterworks,
However, we do not have a tank in our loft....
Do you think its just the pipes need cleaning/flushing out?
How would be the best way to do that you think??
Thanks everyone
Helena
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:32 pm Reply with quote

sorry my bad , may not be your trap seal, just read your post again. but get it checked.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:36 pm Reply with quote

If you haven't got any storage tanks then you must have everything on the mains, in which case you won't need to clean so it probably will be something to do with wastes as suggested.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:44 pm Reply with quote

Squirt bleach down the overflow and traps. This should stop them hanging around. We get the same in summer if the bath is wet .and the window is open we get hundreds of black fly get stuck and die in the bath. You dont get flys in sewers
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helena1977

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:11 pm Reply with quote

Thanks andytheplumber
Is there a way to get the pipes and whatever flushed out do you know.
Or is this fly problem mainly in the overflow and plugholes?
What about the black crap that is often rinsing through when we first turn on the taps???
Thanks again
H
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:06 pm Reply with quote

andy, iv seen it in a customers house where they come out of the waste pipes, its them little flies.
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helena1977

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:14 pm Reply with quote

Wherever they are coming from I WANT THEM GOOOONE!!! they are sooo disgusting!!!
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superdupergasman

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:50 pm Reply with quote

If is coming out your taps direct from the mains then its maybe worth a call to water board.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:03 pm Reply with quote

Open the tap into a large see through container to see if they are coming from the tap, if they are contact water supplier (cant see it though) Put plugs in bath and sink, and toilet roll in overflows and close window to see if they stop, as they could be somewhere else in the bathroom (its a process of elimination)
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