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We have a smelly subject for today’s blog but we thought it would be a great learning opportunity for everyone to get familiar with the potential not so pleasant side effects of owning a home. You may not have experienced today’s blog topic first hand but it does happen from time to time, particularly in older homes or new ones where things were simply not installed correctly.
Have you ever entered your bathroom and wondered why it all of a sudden smells like sewage? If the answer is yes, then it could be due to a variety of causes from decaying organic matter in your pipes to an accumulation of bacteria and mold. Today, we will discuss why your bathroom may be emitting this unpleasant odor and some possible solutions for getting rid of it.
First, it’s important to determine why your bathroom smells bad in order to take the proper steps towards fixing the problem. We are going to cover what causes this problem, but as always we recommend you call one of our Metro-Flow Plumbing technicians at 214-328-7371 to come help fix it. Attempting to do any kind of plumbing work yourself does not always go as planned. Let a professional take care of it.
There are several potential causes of a sewage-like smell coming from your bathroom or elsewhere within your home, this could be caused by the following:
1) Unsealed Drains: The buildup of organic waste material in unsealed drains can cause a bad odor to rise. This is a common problem in older homes that have drains with no rubber seals. If you are smelling a sewage-like smell coming from your bathroom, it may be due to the buildup of organic material in your drains.
2) Sewer Gas: This type of odor occurs when waste water is not properly ventilated and there is an accumulation of sewer gas inside the house. This smell can be similar to rotting eggs or even worse and should be addressed as soon as possible by calling a plumber.
3) Mold and Mildew: A musty smell coming from your bathroom could be caused by mold or mildew growth on walls and floors. In order to get rid of this odor, you will need to identify the source and eliminate it. A number of over the counter products can help you get rid of mold and mildew in your home.
4) Old Pipes: Rust and debris buildup in your pipes can cause a sewage-like smell that is difficult to get rid of. If you live in an older home, this could be why your bathroom smells bad. Call us at 214-328-7371 and we will perform a proper plumbing inspection of your home, chances are parts of your plumbing system is old and needs to be replaced.
Once you have identified why your bathroom smells like sewage, you can take steps to fix the problem and prevent further odor issues. Here are some possible solutions:
1) Unsealed Drains: To fix this common problem, seal the drains with rubber seals as soon as possible. This will help ensure that organic materials do not accumulate in them, resulting in bad odors.
2) Sewer Gas: If you smell sewer gas, you will need to call a plumber to inspect the home and make any necessary repairs. This could involve repairing broken pipes or installing new vents for better ventilation.
3) Mold and Mildew: To get rid of mold and mildew, you will need to locate the source, remove it from your bathroom, and then clean surfaces with an appropriate cleaner or bleach solution. You should also run fans and open windows in order to allow fresh air into the room.
4) Old Pipes: Replacing old pipes can be an expensive but effective way of eliminating bad odors caused by rust buildup. Depending on your budget and how extensive the work is, this may not be a quick option for many homeowners but definitely a necessity sooner than later.
These are just a few of the possible causes and solutions for why your bathroom smells like sewage. If you are struggling to pinpoint the source of the odor or can’t seem to get rid of it, then it may be time to call in an expert who can help diagnose and fix the problem. No one should have to endure a smelly bathroom (or home), so take action now and get your home smelling fresh again! Remember us at Metro-Flow Plumbing and we will walk you through step by step of how we will approach the problem and most importantly, fix it. As mentioned earlier we recommend a licensed and insured Metro-Flow plumbing technician to take care of any plumbing issues around your home. You always want a professional to take care of something as valuable to you as your home, someone who has the experience and knowledge to get through any plumbing problem successfully.
We hope this blog post has been helpful in understanding why your bathroom may smell like sewage and how to handle this issue. Remember that if all else fails, getting professional help is always an option.
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Good luck and happy cleaning Dallas!