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Quick and Easy Way to Get Rid of Sewer Smells in Your Home

Drains and sewer systems are a vital component of our homes and businesses, but from time to time they can emit unpleasant smells that can linger around your home, and this can be quite uncomfortable, particularly if you don’t know how to get rid of them.


Unpleasant smells like this are often caused by blocked drains, whether this be from waste, food or grease. An effective way to remove these blockages can be to use a reputable drain cleaner. Pour it down the plug hole, and leave it while it works to cut through the blockage. This should work for small to medium blockages – larger ones may need extra action.
You may also have a faulty pipe which could be causing these smells to leak into your home. In this case, you should seek professional assistance immediately. Drainage companies can carry out surveys of your drains to determine the extent of your issue.
You may notice that the smells are often quite acidic, or they might even resemble the smell of raw eggs. This is because the chemical that is emitted is Hydrogen Sulphide, which has this odour.

Quick and Easy Way to Get Rid of Sewer Smells in Your Home

DIY Solutions

Hard Surfaces

There is a way to get rid of these smells in your home without contacting a professional drainage company or even having to buy some drain cleaner. Filling a spray bottle with white vinegar and spraying it onto hard surfaces that are affected by the odour will soon neutralise the smell.

Soft Surfaces

For softer surfaces like upholstery and carpets, a simple sprinkling of baking soda will absorb any unpleasant odours. Leave the baking soda to work overnight and then vacuum it up in the morning.

General Use

Fill a bowl with white vinegar and place it in the middle of each room that is affected by the odours. The white vinegar will slowly evaporate, neutralising any of these unpleasant odours.

Sewer smells are certainly unpleasant and unwanted, but they can be easily removed by following the aforementioned steps. For larger scale issues, it may be best to contact a professional drainage company.

Here at Jet Rod, we are proud to offer expert drainage services to our customers, from CCTV drain surveys to drain jetting and septic tank repairs. For more information, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.

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