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Top Reasons Why Your Drains Are Smelling Bad

Blocked drains are a nightmare for any homeowner and can cause all sorts of problems in and around your house. One of the most common signs of a blocked drain is the nasty, foul smell that can overpower all the other pleasant aromas in your home. Keep reading to find out if it’s time for you to investigate what is going on in your drains as chances are you could be having a blockage or clog causing issues with your plumbing system. While nasty smelling drains are quite common, some just need simple DIY solutions while others may require a professional blocked drain plumber for a long-term solution.

Are Your Drains Making You Plug Your Nose? Causes of Bad Smelling Drains

Rotten eggs? Sulphur? Mildew?

All these smells coming from your bathroom, kitchen, laundry drains indicate bad plumbing habits. Offensive smells coming from drains in the home can be unbearable and it is important that you make sure to thoroughly inspect and treat the cause behind the nasty smelling drains.

  • Clogs and Blockages: a clog in the drain or partial or full obstruction is the biggest reason for causing bad smells to emanate from your drains. This usually happens when products that don’t easily decompose are washed down the drains and become trapped. Things such as build-up of toilet paper, hair, food scraps, soap and scum are the biggest culprits for causing smelly drains. A partial blockage can cause accumulation of waste in the drain. When the drains are clogged they drain slowly, and mould and bacteria can grow in the p-trap and create really bad smelling gases.
  • Trapped Food: one of the most common and primary causes for bad smelling drains are food fragments that are washed down the drain. Any food scraps in your drains will collect and start rotting, this decomposition of food causes nasty smells coming from your kitchen sink. To combat this situation, avoid washing down any food scraps down the drain.
  • Sewer Problems: If all drains of the house are smelling bad, most likely the issue is with your sewer. A blocked sewer can cause bad smells all around your house. If you think your sewer needs a good inspection and cleaning, contact your plumber today.

How To Prevent Smelly Drains Adelaide

Good plumbing habits. Yes, that’s right, good plumbing habits can keep your drains and plumbing system healthy – keeping nasty smells at bay. The best way to prevent smelly drains anywhere in your house is to make sure only wastewater goes down your drains and all other waste like fats, oils, food, scraps and hair are disposed of in the garbage bin. All these things are not meant to be drained down the sink and can lead to a blocked drain and subsequently, unpleasant smells.

Secondly, to keep your drains functioning like they should, invest in regular clearing and preventive drain cleaning to prevent any blockages and keep away unpleasant smells. A minor sink or toilet blockage can also be dealt with by a common sink plunger. Or you could try simple DIY methods such as pouring hot water down your sink or using a vinegar and baking soda mix to unclog small obstructions – these simple steps could help clear away any particles and dislodge small clogs that may be building up inside your kitchen or bathroom drains.

Call ABA Plumbing & Gas

If a plunger or DIY methods don’t work, call a dependable local plumber at ABA Plumbing & Gas. Bad smelling drains could be a sign of other worse things going on in your plumbing system. Only a professional plumber can get to the bottom of the problem and fix the issue effectively. That’s when you need expert help from the licensed professionals at ABA Plumbing & Gas.

You can rely on our services next time you need a blocked drain plumber or need quick drains service. Whether it’s a small clog or a severe drain issue needing emergency plumbing assistance, we can find and fix the problem quickly and safely. Contact our expert Adelaide plumbers today!

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