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Cleaning a Smelly Sink Drain

Smelly drains aren’t just off-putting for you and your guests – they can also be indicative of health hazards and risky plumbing situations. Masking or ignoring the aroma is a big mistake on the way to more costly problems that require complex solutions.

Thus, we put together this handy guide on how to save time, money, and stress while addressing your drain if it is emitting foul odors. Read more to see if home remedies will work and when you need to bring in professional plumbing solutions.

Why Does My Sink Smell?

There are many blockage, product-based, or biological reasons for stinky drains. Some of the most common culprits for bad smelling drains include:

More than anything else, we advise taking bad smells as warning signs that something is amiss if you cannot clear them with simple remedies. Learning those and having the right professional plumbing solutions in mind can save you money and keep your household healthy.

How to Clean Sink Drains

When you start noticing that your sink smells bad, you should try the simplest methods to solve it first. In our experience, there are several consistent winners to neutralize foul odors:

While we always advocate seeing if the simplest fixes work for home plumbing, the reality is that many remedies will just waste your time and money. Working with a reputable plumbing company will allow them to properly assess odor issues and only charge you for the necessary services to keep your plumbing ecosystem healthy.

How to Prevent Smelly Drains

In most cases, the best way to avoid stinky sinks is a prevention system. This means implementing best practices including:

Read more about what items you should and shouldn’t put down the drain.

These preventative plumbing tips will work wonders for your sinks and drains. Make sure to do them consistently in tandem for best results, and to consult a professional plumber if these methods are not enough to prevent odorous drains.

Get to the Bottom of Your Smelly Drain Problems

At Deer Valley Plumbing, we know how important it is to have reliable plumbing that doesn’t stink up your house. That’s why our experienced team of licensed plumbers will work hard to offer short and long term solutions to keep your plumbing ecosystem thriving.

If you are looking for top-notch plumbing services in Phoenix, please reach out today. We’d love to help keep your property pristine and odor-free.

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