Got A Nasty Smell Coming From Your Sink? - It's Time To Check Out Your Drain
There's nothing worse than having the tantalising aromas of freshly baked bread and brewing coffee being over powered by the unpleasant smells emanating from your kitchen sink. This being the case then it's time to check out your drain as chances are you just might have a blockage.
Point of note
As a property owner if the blockage occurs within your boundary, then you're gong to be responsible for clearing it. If it occurs outside the property, then it's the job of the water company. This is why it's important to locate the blockage.
By far the best and most successful way to do this is to put a CCTV camera down the drain system. A reputable plumbing and drainage company will be able to provide this service and also give you a detailed report as to the best course of action.
Do It Yourself
There are also a number of drain clearing products on the market some of which are pretty potent. Many will clear the initial problem but few will stop it from returning.
If you're adamant you don't want to use harsh chemicals then how about taking the biological route and use an enzyme cleaner. These break down the grease and fat that can build up in your drain leading to odours and eventually blockages. What's more, by using products like these on a regular basis they'll keep drains sweet smelling and free from blockage.
That said, prevention is always going to be better than cure, so with this in mind, here are some tips you should and shouldn't be doing if you don't want a nasty whiff coming from your kitchen sink.
- Install a strainer in the plug area in order to catch any food particles or hairs that may otherwise block drains.
- When disposing of excess cooking fat and grease, allow it to cool and place it in the bin. Never pour it down the sink.
- Don't dispose of any paints or non-cooking oils down the sink either as they'll have the same effect.
- Do have an established and trusted plumber check your pipework for leaks on a regular basis and sort out any problems immediately. Don't leave them to build up.
If you do have a nasty smell coming from your drains and simple DIY techniques won't eradicate it, then call in Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage. We're a rapidly expanding plumbing and drainage company serving the people and businesses of the Brisbane suburbs. For a seriously competitive quote then why not give us a call on 1300 740 206 today. You'll be glad that you did!