Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sulfur & How Do I Fix It?

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Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sulfur & How Do I Fix It?

Given the problems with drinking water in Flint and its proximity to Oxford, impurities in our water is a concern for some residents. A 2021 study by the Oxford Township determined the water in our area is safe to drink and that contaminants are not higher than expected. The study fully details the testing process and the efforts put forth to ensure Oxford water is safe for all residents. But what if your bathroom still smells like sulfur? What if other water sources in your house smell like rotten eggs?

What Do You Do If Your Bathroom Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Regardless of the statistics, homeowners may notice a smell like rotten eggs coming from not only their bathrooms, but from other home fixtures as well. What does this smell signify, and what can be done to make it better? At Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we have nearly 100 years of expertise to help you solve this annoying and even embarrassing issue. 

A rotten egg smell is caused by hydrogen sulfide, which is a gas produced by the presence of bacteria in pipes or fixtures like the water heater or in underground water sources. To determine if the water source is the culprit, call Kotz today and arrange for a free water test. Our expert technicians have the knowledge and experience to help you get better smelling water in no time. 

When we rule out contaminated ground water as the source of the sulfur or rotten egg smell, we can move on to other possible reasons for the obnoxious odor and get you on the way to a solution. Let’s look at some other causes for a rotten egg smell in your water:

If the smell seems to be only in one location in your home, the problem will likely be easier to locate. It could be a cracked P-trap, which is drying out and allowing sewer gasses to flow back into the room. If the location is a sink that doesn’t get used much, the P-trap is likely dry due to lack of use and simply running water down the drain may resolve the issue.

You May Be In Need of a Water Heater Repair

Another source for your bathroom smelling like sulfur could be damaged anode rods in the hot water heater. This is a simple water heater repair. Kotz has the professional staff to get this done in no time. We provide quality service without compromise and won’t quit until you’re satisfied – guaranteed.

If these efforts still haven’t led to a solution to your rotten egg smell, there are other options we can explore. The professionally trained plumbers at Kotz will check other possible sources like clogged drain lines, corroded pipes or even incorrectly installed plumbing. Rest assured Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is the only source you need for an honest plumber delivering quality work. Call today for an appointment