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Stinky Drains? What’s Going On?

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To put it quite frankly, your drains smell terrible. If you’re asking yourself what’s going on, then you’ve found the right blog.

Plumbing system and drainage systems in particular are complex. Although they do a lot for your home, they also have a lot of points for potential problems if they aren’t taken care of. Stinky drains aren’t something that you have to deal with for long. Don’t just try to light candles, burn incense, or use plug-in air fresheners to mask the scent—you can get rid of the problem at its source. Put the care into our hands. We specialize in plumbing in Collegeville, PA. Get in contact with us when you want professional service for your home.

Getting to the Bottom of Things

Here is what could be going on in your home:

In Your Kitchen

These are a few things that could be going wrong with the drain in your kitchen sink:

FOG Buildup

FOG stands for fat, oil, and grease. Plumbers advise you to throw these substances in the trash rather than down your garbage disposal because it just sits there. All these substances congeal as they cool and create the perfect trap for other food scraps travelling down your drain. Over time, this creates a mess in your drainage system and potential clogs. As the problems mounts in severity, so will the stench.

Mold or Mildew

Have you had a pipe leak recently? You might have been able to fix the pipe leak itself, but you could have missed the side effects. Mold or mildew growth is an issue when it comes to your home’s plumbing system. It’s a health issue and it can actually create a moldy or musty smell n your home as well.

A Damaged Drain Trap

You need a good drain trap in your sink. If yours is damaged, then there isn’t anything keep the sewer smell from snaking it’s way up into your home. If this is the stench you’re smelling, then you need to schedule an appointment with our team members. A damaged drain trap will only create more problems over time.

In Your Bathroom

Here are some problems that you might have in your bathroom.

Biofilm Buildup

If your home’s drain gets clogged or dirty in your shower, then what you might be smelling is a biofilm buildup. Biofilm is exactly what you think it is—the buildup of the grime washing off of your body. The most important thing to remember when dealing with any plumbing problem is that addressing it promptly helps. Procrastination only allows things to get worse.

Sewage Smells

Notice a sewage smell wafting up from your toilet? This might be happening because of improper installation or a loose seal. You need to contact a professional plumber for this problem. Sewage problems aren’t only smelly—they’re potentially harmful to your health. You don’t want to let these unhygienic problems persist on in your home.

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to schedule an appointment with our team.

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