If you smell a bad odor coming from your bathroom chances are that it is sewage gas coming up from your drain lines. There could be several reasons for the smell, some very dangerous, and you should call a plumber immediately. The smell is can be very hazardous to your health. This smell can contain bacteria and methane gases which in high concentrations can cause an explosion.
There are online suggestions saying to use bleach for a while, then vinegar, then wait a bit and add baking soda. If you try these remedies be very, very careful if you mix bleach and vinegar as it will produce a very toxic chlorine and chloramine gas which can be fatal. Each of your drain lines should have what is called a P-Trap. A P-Trap creates a water seal that prevents gases from coming back into your house. Your main drain lines may have what is called a vent pipe. These vents are sometimes vented out the top of your house. Ever wondered about the white pipe sticking out of the top of your house? Indeed, that is a vent pipe.
Other reasons that you could be smelling odor include:
- the wax ring on your toilet needs to be replaced
- you may have cracked drain lines under your house
- your vent pipe may be stopped up
- your main drain line may be clogged up
- a P-Trap was never installed in your house
The good thing about the odor is that a plumber can and usually finds the problem and fixes it painlessly and quickly.
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R.P. - Oxford, AL
We had a leak under the bathroom sink and needed a plumber. I ask on Facebook for a good and reasonable one. Someone recommended Shads Plumbing. I called and spoke with Steve and was told he would be out that evening. Steve showed up as promised and fixed the problem. He was totally friendly and knowledgeable. I truly was impressed with his quality of work and his professional manner of dealing with me his customer. I highly recommend Shads Plumbing for all your plumbing needs.
J.W. – Temple, GA
Had a pipe burst in my garage after these freezing temperatures started to rise, Steve was referred to me by a friend & neighbor, Called him at 4:30 pm on a Friday and told him my situation by 6:00 pm my busted pipe was fixed, Great response time from initial call until problem solved as well as reasonable rate, definitely will call him again with any future plumbing issues & would recommend anyone with a plumbing problem to give him a call!
D.R. – Villa Rica, GA
This is a great company. If you want the job done right call this company. I want to Thank you and all of your staff for job well done. I will be using this company again and he will be referred to friends and family. Shad’s Plumbing Honest, on time, reliable and good prices. If you need plumbing work done call Shad’s. 5 BIG STARS!!!!!
S.D. - Carrollton, GA
I just wanted to say “THANK YOU!!” again for coming to my house on a Sunday and fixing my kitchen sink!!! I went 5 days without the use of my sink! Tried to fix it myself lol but they came out and fixed it pretty quick! I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone who asks me who to call for any plumbing needs!!! Five stars!!!!!
B. H. - Tallapoosa, Ga
Called about an installation of a water heater. Shads plumbing came out promptly. They were very friendly and did a great job of removing my old hot water heater and installing my new hot water heater. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants great service at a reasonable cost.
N.M. - Tallapoosa, GA
These guys are great!! I called Shad’s Plumbing and told them my issue. He was very informative and responded very quickly. He assessed the situation and explained to me my options and the cost. He fixed my sewage problem at a low cost. I was a very happy customer!
H.B. - Villa Rica, GA
We had a great experience doing business with Shad’s plumbing. They were quick to respond and repair our emergency situation. They also repaired a few other plumbing issues we had. I would recommend them for your plumbing needs.
J.W. - Bremen, GA
These guys were the best. They were very professional and courteous. I knew the shower installation was gonna be a hard task but they kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Shads Plumbing to anyone. They were great and actually saved me hundreds of dollars !! Thanks !!
M.B. - Carrollton, GA
I was very pleased with the quality of work, quick response, punctual, value and professionalism. The face bowl looks great and the kitchen drain no longer leaks. Woo hoo! I’m so pleased. Thank you, Mr. Steve, and your helper for all that you did today. God Bless.
R.W. - Tallapoosa, GA
We called Shads Plumbing to come out to look at some problems we were having. I met Steve and he walked me through some problems that he saw and explained to me in detail how he would fix them. He gave me an estimate of what I wanted done and he was a whole lot cheaper than others that I had called. They came out the next day and fixed all my problems. I was very impressed!! I would recommend Shads Plumbing to anyone who wants a job done right at a great cost.