You probably don’t need us to tell you that foul odors are among the most common signs that there is a problem with your plumbing system. What you may not realize is that there are actually quite a few different reasons why your drains smell bad. It’s a more complicated issue than you may realize, but there’s no need to fear—The Sunny Plumber is here! We’ve got the low-down on why good drains smell bad, and we want to share our knowledge with you!
One important thing to keep in mind—very few plumbing issues are truly DIY-appropriate. Even those that can be handled by amateurs should be left to the pros if the amateur in question doesn’t feel totally confident in doing the job. When in doubt, just dial our number. We’ll have a sunny plumber dispatched to your home ASAP to resolve your problem the right way, the first time, for lasting results. Let us take care of your drains in Corona!
Your P-Trap Has Run Dry: In terms of problems that can lead to seriously foul odors coming from your drains, a dry p-trap is pretty much the simplest one to resolve. The p-trap is that curvy pipe under the sink, and it serves an important function. It prevents gases from rising up and coming out of your drains. Or, at least, it does when there is water in the basin. If you haven’t used a given fixture for a while, or if that P-trap is cracked, it may run dry. Replacing a cracked p-trap or pouring some water down a dried-out drain can resolve your problem.
Damaged Sewer Lines: Your plumbing system serves 2 basic functions. Bringing clean, potable water in your home, and draining waste and wastewater out of your home and away from your property. If your sewer line is damaged, even with even a very small leak, you’re going to smell something foul. We don’t have to get into the details. Needless to say you’ll want that sewer line repaired ASAP, whether the odor it is emitting is outside around the property or actually spilling into your living space.
Venting Issues: Chances are that you know you have a hood vent above the range the vents out cooking odors, heat, and gases. What you may not realize is that your home likely has a plumbing vent that releases gases up out of the roof of your home. If that pipe is clogged with a bird’s nest, has become home to vermin, or was accidentally damaged in any way, it’s possible that it’s failing to vent these gases adequately, meaning that they may be winding up in your living space. We can assess the situation and fix your pipe if that’s what’s causing the problem. When you work with us, you know what you’re getting—some of the finest plumbing services that you’ll find in the entire industry!
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