There are often smells coming from the bathroom that you are glad do not linger for very long. Depending on the size of your family, those natural bathroom smells could happen quite often. But if you are smelling rotten eggs from your sink or drain, you may have a problem. Hydrogen sulfide gas produces a sulfur smell, and that’s something you want to take care of! That smell is produced by unwanted bacteria.
It can often be troublesome to determine the exact location where that smell is coming from. Luckily, there is an easy test to help you figure that out. Pour a glass of water from the tap you believe the smell to be coming from. Walk outside with that glass of water and smell it. Then do the same thing in another room in the house. Does it smell the same? If the 2 glasses of water smell different than you’ve already determined the likely problem is in the drain from that glass of water. If both of the glasses smell the same, then contaminated water could be the source of the hydrogen sulfide gas.
Contaminated Water – The culprit could be that the anode rod in your water heater is reacting to the bacteria and creating an unwanted smell. Replace the rod with an aluminum one and then use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect the water.
Contaminated Sink drain – If that hydrogen sulfide gas is coming up through the pipes, here’s an easy solution to try. Pour a half cup of baking soda into the drain and then a cup of vinegar. Or, if you prefer, you can use a half cup of bleach.
If you’re still smelling sulfur or rotten eggs in your Milford, CT bathroom, then it’s time to call the professionals. An experienced plumber can help determine where the smell is coming from and offer you a solution.
How to Keep Your Bathroom Clean
To keep your bathroom clean, start by giving it a deep cleaning. This includes scrubbing the sink and shower or bathtub, wiping down surfaces with disinfectants, washing the floors, and spot-cleaning any areas that may need extra attention. Once your bathroom has been thoroughly cleaned, you can take steps to maintain its cleanliness.
First of all, keep a regular cleaning schedule and stick to it. Make sure to clean the bathroom at least once a week, but you can do it more often if necessary. When cleaning the bathroom, make sure to scrub all surfaces with soapy water or a disinfectant cleaner. Pay special attention to areas like faucets and drains, as well as the shower and bathtub.
Also, be sure to keep your bathroom clutter-free. Have a place for all of your toiletries and products, such as baskets or caddies. This will make it easier to spot clean after each use and also help you prevent clutter from accumulating in the first place.
Finally, keep your bathroom ventilated. Use a fan, open windows, and/or run the exhaust to help remove odors, steam from showers and baths, and moisture from the air. This will also help prevent mold and mildew growth, which can be difficult to clean and can cause health issues.
Contact Us Today For Assistance
If neither of those eliminates that rotten egg smell, give us a call and we’ll help diagnose the problem and offer you a solution. Whether it’s maintenance or quick service to your plumbing system, Rick’s Plumbing can help! Check out our money-saving coupons and then give Rick’s Plumbing a call. If you need it quickly, call Rick!