A smelly bathroom is a common problem, as residue and bacteria regularly accumulate in the drain. If your drain is emitting a sewer-like odour, there’s a possibility that it is engulfed with sewer gas.
Not only is this occurrence unhealthy for your family and a potential embarrassment, but the gas could even cause an explosion, so don’t ignore it. Use any of the following procedures that suit you to ensure you’re no longer troubled by the unpleasant smell.
1) Use a Hanger
Straighten a wire hanger and bend one end to form a hook. Put the end with the hook in the drain and remove the debris that is blocking it. This will unclog your drain and allow water to flow freely.
2) Use Hot Water
Sometimes, hair and debris stick in your drain and over time cause a foul smell.
Heat about two litres of water. Add a spoonful of liquid detergent and stir. Do not boil the water as this can damage the pipe. Pour the warm, soapy water down the drain to dissolve the sludge stuck around the walls of the pipe. Repeat the process to clear the pipe and eliminate any bad odour.
3) Use Baking Soda and Vinegar
Take ½ cup of baking soda and pour it into the drain. Next, pour ½ cup of white vinegar in as well. The vinegar acts as a disinfectant and foams when mixed with the baking soda. Let the foam stay in your drain for 30 minutes. Finally, pour a bucket of warm water down the drain to flush out any leftover residue.
So you see, keeping your drain clean and odour-free is a fairly easy task and requires only a couple of inexpensive household ingredients.