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Eliminate that Rotten Egg Smell in the House

Empty the trash and you still notice a rotten egg smell in the house? Sometimes you need to give your trash a good scrub, but that might not always be the source of the smell.

Make sure to check these common areas in your home to prevent it from smelling like rotten eggs!

Rotten Egg Smell in the House

If your house smells like rotten eggs, double check that the gas is off. Make sure that the gas is turned off properly on your stove and that there aren’t any potential gas leaks in your home.

Even the smallest gas leak could cause an unsafe odor. So, if you think gas is to blame for the rotten egg smell in your home, make sure to contact a professional right away.

If you have determined that the rotten egg smell is not coming from a gas leak, then you might want to check these areas below!

Home Smells Musty – Laundry Room

If your laundry no longer smells like a clean linen scented candle then it may be time to freshen up you washer machine.

One would think that the washer machine is washing it self during each load of laundry.

Unfortunately that isn’t the case and the washer machine can leave you with a rotten egg smell in your house.

Promptly removing laundry after each load does help, but the washer machine also needs an occasional cleaning too.

About once a month use either a washer machine table or laundry bleach to clean the inside of the machine.

The tablets do a great job of removing buildup and they smell great while you run a load of hot water.

Running a load of warm or hot water with bleach for a cycle will help decrease the smell as well.

If you still notice the smell then you should give the tablets a try to give the machine a deeper clean.

Smelly Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal can get clogged and build up with bacteria, causing your house to stink like rotten eggs!

Pouring bleaching or Drano down the drain, doesn’t usually keep the smell away for long.

Instead try using a garbage disposal cleaning tablet while hot running hot water.

Turn on the garbage disposal with the tablet and hot water running for about 30 seconds to remove unwanted rotten egg smell.

I use these garbage disposal tablets monthly to keep my kitchen sink smelling fresh.

If the disposal cleaning tablet does not remove the foul odor, then you may have a clogged drain hose.

Clogged Drain Hose

If you notice a rotten egg smell every time you run the dishwasher then your drain hose might be the cause.

The garbage disposal and dishwasher typically share a drain hose that can build up with food particles.

Overtime the drain hose can be clogged and begin to smell very foul.

This isn’t a fun thing to clean, so if you have a weak stomach you may want to pay someone to clean this for you.

Rotten Egg Smell in the House

Spending the time to clean this is gross, but it makes a big difference after the drain hose clog is removed.

Bath Towels

After about a week a bath towel can leave a bathroom with an unpleasant odor. Wash towels weekly to prevent bacteria from building up on bath towels leaving you with a home that smells musty.

Bathmats and hand towels should also be washed often to avoid bacteria in your bathroom.

After showering spread the towel out as shown to allow it to fully dry to decrease bacteria growth.

Toilet Bowl Brush

If you notice a foul smell near your toilet, your toilet bowl cleaner could be to blame.

Even if you are using the brush with a toilet bowl cleaner, the brushes build up with a ton of bacteria.

Toilet bowl brushes should be soaked in bleach when not in use to decrease bacteria and odors.

I personally buy cheap toilet bowel brushes because I throw them out after they look gross.

It doesn’t make much sense to buy a fancy toilet brush holder because they are disgusting inside after a few months.

Trash Cans

Have you ever look in the bottom or your trash can? It is probably disgusting if you haven’t cleaned it regularly.

Every couple weeks take a disinfecting wipe or soap and water to give your trash can a good cleaning.

The recycling can is another place that can cause a foul smell and should be cleaned every so often.

Residue from bottles and cans might be leaving your recycling can with a sweet smell.

This sweet smell can easily attract fruit flies from miles away. So, make sure you keep up on cleaning all trash cans and recycling cans even if you keep them in your garage.

Dirty Dishwasher

I know it sounds crazy, but your dishwasher is dirty even after running a cycle. The dishwasher does not clean itself despite the fact that you run it with dish detergent.

Instead water and food particles can build up can cause mildew and bacteria. This results in a rotten egg smell in the house and dishes that aren’t as clean as you excepted.

Here are tips and tricks to cleaning a dirty dishwasher.

Rotten Egg Smell in the House

Funky Clothes Hamper

A clothes hamper can smell like a locker room quicker than you realize, especially if it is loaded with sweaty clothes. To keep your hamper from smelling up your entire bedroom, try washing clothes multiple times per weak.

Instead of waiting until you have a huge load of laundry to wash, run a few small loads of laundry throughout the week.

Stinky Sheets

Bed sheets start to smell quickly, so make sure to wash them a couple times a month. Wash bedding in hot water if you can to help kill as much odor causing bacteria as you can.

Rotten Egg Smell in House

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