Your plumbing system is designed to work without smelling up your home. If you notice unpleasant odors coming from your drains, there’s a problem. Often, these odors are due to a bit of food caught in the drain. As they rot, they emit a foul odor. On the other hand, sometimes the odor is coming from the sewer line, which may indicate a more substantial problem. If your plumbing system smells, it’s time to contact Peach Plumbing & Drain for our experienced plumbing service. We can visit your Atlanta, GA, home to get to the root of the odor and provide the ideal fix.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the usual places where smelly drain clogs can occur. Most often, organic matter gets stuck in a p-trap under your plumbing fixtures. Some people are comfortable dismantling their p-traps to clean them out. Whenever you unfasten plumbing fixtures, remember to avoid over tightening valves when you put the p-trap back in place.
On the other hand, a smelly drain is also a good time to contact Peach Plumbing & Drain for service. We can clean the drains of your plumbing system, removing any clogs that may be forming. Drain cleaning is an effective way to eliminate foul drain odors. If cleaning your p-trap doesn’t solve your drain odor problem, you can call our plumbing service to perform drain cleaning maintenance.
Biofilm can clog the drain pipes near your bathrooms and cause unpleasant smells. Biofilm refers to the bacteria buildup that occurs with clogs of hair, soap residue, and other wastewater contaminants. Some people will pour a mixture of hot water, white vinegar, and baking soda into the drain to eliminate these odors, but that may only mask the issue temporarily. If you have hair and other debris caught in the line, it’s only a matter of time before the drain will begin to smell again. Drain cleaning pushes this debris through and out of your plumbing system. Peach Plumbing & Drain will bring all the equipment needed to efficiently clean your drains, removing biofilm buildup to get rid of those unpleasant odors.
Vent Pipe Problems
Your plumbing system includes pipes as well as vents. When the vents on your roof get clogged by debris like wet leaves, it can affect your plumbing system, causing odors to occur. These vents are crucial for allowing your plumbing system to expel wastewater gasses; they also cycle in fresh air. A bad vent clog means that this air circulation can’t take place–and that can lead to powerful odors that emanate through your home. In such situations, you can rely on your plumbing service to clear the vent clogs. This might also be a good time for drain cleaning maintenance.
Garbage disposals are a common site for odors. When food gets caught in the garbage disposal, it will rot and the odors will fester. Unless your garbage disposal is malfunctioning, you typically don’t need a plumbing service to tackle this type of job. To remove the odors coming from your garbage disposal, you can pour a mixture of baking soda, white vinegar, and warm water into the disposal. After running the mixture through with water, you can keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh by running lemon peels through it periodically. Lemons have natural antibacterial properties. They can help you keep this appliance fresh between cleanings.
Sewer Line Issues
If your Atlanta, GA, home is experiencing odors coming from the sewer line, it’s important to call our plumbing service. Sewer line issues can be challenging. Peach Plumbing & Drain can investigate the issue to determine if the sewer line is clogged and causing sewer smells to come up the drains into your home.
Sometimes debris that moves through your p-trap and drain can still get caught in your sewer line, especially if there is already some debris trapped in the pipe. As this material rots, it can cause odors to seep back into your home. Drain cleaning can solve this problem.
On the other hand, the problem could be due to tree root infiltration. Tree roots can infiltrate your sewer pipe, often through seams and small cracks. As they grow, these cracks widen, allowing sewage and wastewater to leak through. That leaking material can cause a very unpleasant smell to occur. Additionally, the tree roots can block your sewer line. Aside from the odor that can occur, slow drains may also be the first sign of a sewer line blockage.
This type of problem is best left to a professional plumbing service. Peach Plumbing & Drain can inspect your plumbing system to find out if the sewer line is clogged or damaged. Damaged pipes can also cause smelly blockages.
Contact Our Plumbing Service for Drain Cleaning
Most plumbing system odors can be cleared up with professional drain cleaning. Peach Plumbing & Drain can visit your Atlanta, GA, home to clean your drains, removing any debris buildup that’s causing your drains to smell. Our plumbers are highly trained; if there’s another problem at play, we can inspect your plumbing system to find out what’s going on. Once we determine the problem, we can deliver the ideal repair.
Smelly drains can be notoriously unpleasant and embarrassing, but they are a common occurrence. We deal with issues like these every week. Don’t rely on commercial drain cleaners for these jobs as they can damage your pipes. It’s safer to entrust your drain cleaning needs to our professional plumbing service.
If you live in or near Atlanta and have a problem with smelly drains, contact Peach Plumbing & Drain to schedule our plumbing service. We’re known for our skilled plumbers and friendly customer service. Our plumbing pros can tackle any plumbing repair as well as provide plumbing installation solutions. Contact us to learn more.