How To Get Rid Of Sewage Odor Coming From The Drain

Imagine my face when I smelled a sewer-like odor in my home. Oh my gosh, it was so bad that I needed to act right away. If you’re wondering how this is possible, it’s due to sewer gas escaping from the drainage system. This gas smells gross and the bacteria spreading around my house was such a horrifying experience. In addition, it can pose a significant health risk. If you also notice this kind of smell, then you’re in for a serious job.

🔧 Now, before calling your plumber, try these simple steps that may eliminate the problem quickly:

✅ Using a screwdriver, remove the sewage vent cap.

✅ Pour one cup of white vinegar down the drain.

✅ Add 1/4 cup of baking soda.

✅ Let these ingredients do their job for about two hours and keep the bathroom door closed.

✅ Then, slowly pour a gallon of hot water down the drain.

✅ Let the water act for about 15 minutes and run cold water for 10 minutes. Make sure you thoroughly rinse the vinegar. Don’t skip this step as it’s very critical. You could cause a toxic chloramine gas if you don’t rinse the vinegar completely.

✅ After 10 minutes (maybe 15, just to be sure) of rinsing the vinegar, pour 1/2 cup chlorine bleach into the drain. You should let it act for two more hours.

✅ Continue rinsing with another gallon of hot water while pouring it slowly.

✅ For the next 10 minutes, turn on the shower and let the water clean everything.

✅ Last but not least, pour 4 ounces of mineral oil down the drain. You can use cooking oil, it will work just fine.

You could also replace the sewage vent cap and enjoy your newly unclogged drain. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully and you’re all set.

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