Why Your Drains Smell Bad

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Smelly drains should have no place in a clean and sanitary living space. Unfortunately, this issue occurs from time to time, making it difficult for homeowners to fully enjoy the comfort of their homes (plus, it can be embarrassing when guests come over.) Knowing why your drains smell bad is crucial to coming up with workable solutions.

Buildup of Organic Matter

This includes food particles, grease, soap scum, hair, and other items that have gone down the drain over time. As bacteria decompose this matter, unpleasant odors can be released. It’s essential to be diligent about what goes down the drain and schedule professional drain cleaning in Spokane Valley, WA regularly.

Sewer Gas

Do your drains smell like sewage? It can be due to sewer gas released from the main line. This can occur if there’s an issue with the plumbing system or a crack in the pipes that allows gas to escape. Act swiftly and call a plumber to inspect your plumbing and administer the necessary repairs.

Dry P-Trap

The P-Trap is the curved pipe that’s connected to your sink drain. It helps prevent a clogged drain by capturing debris before they go further down the line. Also, the water in the trap helps create an airtight seal, blocking any odors from escaping. If the water has evaporated, sewer gas can seep out of the pipes and cause an unpleasant smell. The simplest solution is to run water in the sink for a few minutes to refill the P-Trap.

Vietzke Drain & Rooter provides reliable drain cleaning services that keep your drains clean and odor-free. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Whether you need an urgent drain cleaning or you prefer to be preventative with drain cleanings to avoid unpleasant surprises, Vietzke Drain & Rooter is here to help. Regardless of your exact needs, we'll leave you with clean, fully flowing drains. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.