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8th July 2021


There are many reasons why your drains might be emitting bad smells, and as soon as you notice them you’ll want it gone immediately. 

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The odours that drains can produce can be nose-curling and we know as soon as you start to smell them you’ll want them gone. Which is why Metro Rod York have put together this guide to combat bad drain smells. 

  • Blocked drains and bacteria - blocked drains and the accumulation of bacteria that comes with them is probably the most common reason why there are bad odours coming from your drains. If you ever notice a blocked sink, drain or toilet etc. then chances are the foul smell will be coming from the bacteria from the grease, debris and hair that has become stuck in your pipes. To get rid of smells caused by blocked drains and bacteria you can try pouring bleach and hot water down the drain. Alternatively you can try baking soda and vinegar which will form a reaction that can help break down the blockage. It will also kill the bad smelling bacteria which is causing the problem. 
  • Water issues - sometimes the sulphur which is found in soil can enter our pipes through small holes and cracks and then mix with your water. It can then cause a reaction and produce a rotten egg smelling gas which can enter your home. Whilst this is not a risk to your health it can be a real nuisance to have to deal with. 
  • Sewer smells - sometimes if the drain is left unused for too long it can start producing bad smells which can rise back up out of the drains. To keep the bad sewer gas from rising up you need to ensure that the taps aren’t empty for too long. By making sure they are full of water you will be stopping the gas from escaping and rising out of the drains. 
  • Mould/Mildew - in the case of a leaking pipe, the mould can start to build up, and if growing in large amounts they can start to turn and smell very bad. If the source of your bad smelling drains is due to mould and a leaking pipe then you might need Metro Rod York to help you repair the pipe or drain. 


Metro Rod York offers services across York and the surrounding areas. Dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

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