My kitchen sink has one of those sprayer-on-a-hose things off to the side of the main faucet. It has a clear plastic hose that pulls out to spray stuff around the sink. That hose has green stuff growing in it. It was like that when I bought this house so I don't know what conditions led to the situation. I can tell you that the hose is very rarely used now because the water coming through it stinks.
Can I clean that hose? I'm thinking maybe I could remove it and soak it in something. Maybe bleach or vinegar? Or should I just replace it? Is that an easy fix or would I need to replace the entire faucet to get the hose? Also, if anyone has any idea how this growth might have started, I'd like to know to avoid the problem in the future.