We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Plumbing / December 30, 2021
Drains in homes are necessary for pulling wastewater out of the house and into the sewer system. However, drains are prone to unpleasantries such as clogs and smells. If you encounter any unwanted odours coming from your drains, plumbing services in Red Deer can help you get to the root of the problem and have your kitchen or bathroom smelling better again. Being aware of why your drains smell bad is the first step towards preventing or fixing the problem.
The sewer gas trap is the P- or U- shaped portion of the drain that acts as the first line of defence to stop sewer gas odours from coming back up to your bathroom. These traps are found on both floor drains and the drains connected to sinks and toilets. A malfunctioning sewer gas trap, or the absence of a gas trap, can be a reason that your drains smell unpleasant.
Some of these issues with the sewer gas trap can be prevented by making sure you turn your faucets on regularly, particularly if you have a guest bathroom that does not get much use. Leaks are best handled by professionals due to the risk of an untrained person causing more leaking and flooding issues. Sewage smells may contain gases like hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, and methane, which can cause ailments such as asphyxiation and loss of memory. Professionals are aware of these risks and take steps to keep themselves safe.
Organic matter building up in your pipes is another cause of smelly drains. People use their sinks for all sorts of things, and this leads to materials such as soap, toothpaste, coffee grounds, food, and grease to build up in the pipes. Hair is a big culprit for clogs in shower drains. Baby wipes and cat litter are a few objects that people flush and cause the toilet to clog. Sometimes, you can fix these clogs yourself by pouring hot water or store-bought drain cleaning substances down the drain. However, a plumber should always be called if the clog is too stubborn or located too far down the drain for you to reach.
The professionals at Handyman Connection have the training and skills needed to fix your plumbing issues. If you suspect you have a leak or clog-causing odours to emanate from your drain, please give us a call today.