Asked by: Enebie Bachlechner
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th June, 2020

Why does my shower smell like rotten eggs?

The most common reason for your shower to smell like eggs is sulfate-reducing bacteria. These bacteria live in damp airless places and create hydrogen sulfide gas, which smells like rotten eggs. These bacteria live in damp airless places and create hydrogen sulfide gas, which smells like rotten eggs.

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In this regard, how do I get the sulfur smell out of my shower?

Pour one cup of vinegar down the drain. Pour a half cup of baking soda immediately after the vinegar. Wait 2 hours then pour a gallon of hot water down the drain. Run a drain brush down the drain to remove any leftover debris.

What you'll need:

  1. Drain brush cleaner.
  2. Boiling water.
  3. Baking soda.
  4. White distilled vinegar.

Subsequently, question is, is rotten egg smelling water harmful? In most cases drinking water that has a strong rotten egg odor, although particularly unpleasant, is perfectly safe to drink. However in some rare occasions the odor may be caused by sewage or other contaminates in a building's water supply, which could cause health problems.

how do I get rid of a smelly shower drain?

Disinfect and Deodorize the Drain As an alternative, pour one cup of baking soda in the drain, followed by a cup of white vinegar. Cover the drain and let the mixture fizz inside the pipe like a science fair project for a few minutes, then flush with hot water. Repeat if needed to get rid of any lingering smells.

How do you remove hydrogen sulfide from water?

Hydrogen sulfide may be reduced or removed by shock chlorination, water heater modification, activated carbon filtration, oxidizing filtration or oxidizing chemical injection. Often treatment for hydrogen sulfide is the same as for iron and manganese, allowing the removal of all three contaminants in one process.

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