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Whenever I turn on my bathroom sinks for more than 5 seconds, I can hear gurgling in the walls, and shortly after, a terrible smell fills the bathroom. Is this a problem with my vent lines?

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    What does "death" smell like? – Mike Waters Aug 8 at 3:57
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    "gurgling in the walls" sounds like a vent problem or a blockage in one of the drain lines – Jasen Aug 8 at 5:43
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    Been there, smelled that. I believe your drain has acquired a build up and soap/whiskers/etc. and possibly a mold/fungus. Get an enzyme drain cleaner such as Bio-Clean (amazon has it) or Zep Drain Defense Liquid Build-Up Remover (big box store). You might need a few applications. Regular application will prevent that happening. – Ring Aug 8 at 11:13
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Also, check on your roof to make sure that your vent pipe is not blocked. A bird nest or dead rat is a common issue. The bird nest is easy to see, the dead rat, no so much...

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