What causes Drain Odors?

Helpful Tips from Professional Plumbers!

It’s no surprise that some really dirty things go down our drains every day. Food scraps down your disposal, wastewater from your washing machine, and everything that goes on in the bathroom. All of these daily activities and waste that your drains handle can lead to build-up, backups, and unpleasant odors. Thankfully, we have some helpful tips for you!

Kitchen sinks are one of the main issues due to them getting clogged with debris and food particles. Left untreated, the decaying debris will cause an unwelcome smell. If a quick use of a plumbing snake or plunger can’t quickly clear the clog and the smell, it is time to call for a professional plumber to locate the clog along the line and remove it completely before it backs up into your home! 

Pro Tip: Use a drain screen in your kitchen sink, especially if you do not have a garbage disposal in your sink. This screen will catch all the food particles before going down the drain and potentially getting clogged! 

Bathrooms drains can be just as unpleasantly aromatic when hair and soap scum become caught up and trapped in your pipes. As the hair accumulates, the clog will continue to grow, meaning slower draining, smells, and eventual backups into your tub, shower, sink…or worse. 

Pro Tip: Use a drain screen in your bathroom as well, in your sinks, bathtubs, and showers to avoid hair going down in the first place which can easily be found at home improvement stores, as well as your retailer or local big box stores.

Routine maintenance of your plumbing system by our professional plumbers will help keep everything flowing correctly, catch backups before they get out of hand, and will avoid smelly drains. 

Also, NEVER pour paint, chemicals, anything adhesive, or fats, oils, and grease down any sink. Scraping leftover food into the trash instead of down the garbage disposal will help keep food particles from forming clogs and unwanted smells.

If you are ready to have our professional Baltimore, MD plumber come to check your drains and pipes, give us a call today (410) 265-8833. Residential, commercial, restaurants, we will take care of all your plumbing needs. We are on call 24/7 for plumbing emergencies too.