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What Causes Smelly Drains?

What Causes Smelly Drains?

Imagine this scenario: You just cleaned your house, the water is running smoothly, and you haven’t noticed any signs of a clogged drain. Still, unpleasant odors permeate your home and you just can’t figure out why!

Your drains can smell for various reasons. If you notice certain foul odors coming from your drains, Snowbridge Inc. is the drain cleaning company that can help put a stop to them. Below, we list the major reasons for those nasty smelly drains.

Dry P-Trap

A dried p-trap, the curved part of your drainpipe beneath the sink, is one of the most common reasons for foul drain smells. It holds water that prevents sewer gases from entering your home through the drain pipes. If it dries up, it allows sewer odor and gases to permeate your home. To avoid this problem, make sure to run your faucets regularly to fill the trap with water.

Trapped Food Scraps

Trapped food is a common cause of stinky drains. Some food particles and organic matter can slip by even if you don’t wash food down the drain. These food fragments might not get entirely washed out and end up decomposing inside the pipes, causing a foul odor. Fortunately, drain snaking can help you alleviate this problem.

Venting Problems

Your sewer lines are connected to vent pipes, which allow fresh air in and sewer stench and gas to escape. These pipes exit via the roof. If a clog forms in the main stack, various issues can develop, including stinky drains. If foul odors are persistent, there’s a possibility that you have clogged vent pipes. In addition, it might be possible that your home doesn’t have vent pipes at all. In either case, calling our experts for a thorough drain cleaning in Aspen, CO, is the best way to address the problem.

Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals allow you to get rid of food waste and organic matter efficiently. However, a lack of routine cleaning and maintenance can spell a disaster. Without regular drain cleaning, food particles left to decompose inside the garbage disposal can cause a foul odor over time.

If you have smelly drains, turn to Snowbridge Inc. for immediate drain cleaning services and prevent more serious issues from springing up. Reach out to us and get rid of those foul odors today. Call us today or fill out the online form for an appointment.

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