Everyone tends to think that the smell coming from a residential drain is because something is rotten down the drain. But even the cleanest and most fastidious people can have a smelly drains. Smells do crop up from time to time from your residential plumbing in your Brockville home. They can become problematic very quickly. Read on to find out some of the most common ones and what to do about them.
A bad smell coming up from your toilet is not always what you think it’s coming from. More often than not, the wax seal at the bottom is not sealing properly. Sewer gases are going to start coming up, and the only way to eliminate this is to reseal the toilet. Or better yet have a qualified plumber from John the Plumber Brockville come take care of that for you.
Most plumbing fixtures in your home will have a trap that will prevent sewer gas smell from coming up. You can visually see in your vanity and under the kitchen sink. If the trap has come loose or is not sealed correctly or is not sloping in the right direction, sewer smells can start emanating from your drain.
Smelly Drains in Your Kitchen
Smells coming up from your kitchen sink are often interconnected with the dishwasher. A blockage in the pipe or in a line between the vent or the drain can cause a smell to come up. Of course, forcing down items that should not go down your drain can also cause smells to come up. Garburators are notorious smelly kitchen drain culprits. We recommend putting ice with lemon in there and turning on the disposal unit once a month to prevent smells from coming up.
You should never have a bad odor coming up from the floor drain in your basement. A sewer smell may mean that there’s a breach in the line. You need to remove the clog soon, generally by hiring a professional plumber in Brockville to snake the line.
Smelly Drains in Your Bathroom
The overflow in your bathroom sink or bathtub can have a smell coming from it. Bacteria build-up can collect in these areas that is a good idea to scrub them out with the proper cleaner when you are cleaning these fixtures.
Most homes in Brockville are set up so that sewer odors should not be coming up – if you do notice the smell call John the Plumber today! Our team qualified professionals can take care of all your the issues in your home.