What causes a smelly drain?

June 15, 2020 5:05 pm

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Smelly drains are something that none of what to have to deal with and more often than not they are usually a sign that something is not right further down in your pipework. It is usually time to call in a Blocked Drains Bromley company like https://www.3flowdrainage.co.uk/drainage-services/blocked-drains-london/blocked-drain-bromley to come and identify the issue for you and have your drains flowing and smell free in no time at all.

Here are some of the issues that can cause a smelly drain.

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Food – if you have food trapped in your kitchen sink pipes, perhaps it has got lodged against another blockage or has joined together with a fatberg, you can be sure that is going to cause an unpleasant smell to be emitted from your plughole. The best way to avoid this is to use a drain guard that will prevent any food items from being forced down your plughole with the water in the sink.

Blockage – a blockage of any kind in your drain, even if not caused by food can cause a smell. This often due to the stagnant water that builds up in front of the blockage and the smell will get worse with an increase in water that is left behind.