Smelly drains, how can I fix them?

Bad smells emerging from drains is a common occurrence in many households. Smelly Drains are unpleasant to deal with. If you are currently experiencing this problem or want to avoid having Smelly drains in your house read on!

What type of drain blockages cause smelly drains?

If you have recently noticed a bad odour in your home this could be caused by a bigger problem rooted down in your drainage system. Smelly drains originate from drain blockages.

Drain blockages originate from:

  • Kitchen Sinks
  • Bathroom Sinks
  • Outside Drains

If this sounds similar to what you are experiencing it is essential to correct these problems when they are still minor and easily resolved.

How to fix drain blockages?

– Kitchen sinks

Most smells coming from your kitchen sink are usually caused by a backup of food particles that have been washed down the drain. These food particles eventually gather together causing drain blockages. To prevent those smelly drain blockages one measure to adopt would be to make sure all food scraps are put in the bin before rinsed off in the sink.

– Bathroom sinks

Smells emitting from your bathroom sink are most likely caused by drain blockages. This could be due to a backup of grime, hair or soap scum.

Some of these drain blockages can be removed by hand if they are visible when you look down the plughole.

If you can’t see these drain blockages then the build-up could be in the trap below your basin, if this is the case it would need to dismantle the trap and reinstall, call the experts Drain Doctor at any time for advice on this situation.

– Outside Drains

Unlike the causes of smelly drains listed above if the smell is emerging from an outside drain then that can be more difficult to fix. If this is the case, you should call the professionals Drain Doctor to carry out a CCTV survey to visually inspect the drains to locate the cause of the smell.

After we find the fault we will advise on the best method for you to resolve the issue and remove these drain blockages so you can return to normal asap.

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