Getting Rid Of The Foul Odor In Plumbing Fixtures

Posted on: 3 April 2018

Has getting rid of the foul odor that comes out of the plumbing fixtures in your house been difficult? If you have not already attempted to clean out the drains, it is a good idea to buy a few products to see if they can get rid of the odor. If everything has already been tried unsuccessfully on your own, hiring a plumber is the next step that you should take. A plumber can find the root cause of the odor and get rid of it promptly. This article explains some of the tasks that a plumber might need to perform to get rid of the foul odor that's coming from plumbing fixtures.

Inspect Each Plumbing Fixture of Concern

A plumber will likely want to inspect several of the plumber fixtures in your house. He or she might ask if you notice that the foul odor only comes from certain fixtures. A thorough inspection will be done for each plumbing fixture in your house that is believed to be responsible for the odor. The kitchen sink and toilets are the common plumbing fixtures that sometimes release foul odors when they need the attention of a plumber.

Place a Snake in Some of the Drains

It is possible that some of the drains in your house have been accumulating feces, food, or grease. Usually clearing away the debris is enough to get rid of the foul odor that comes out of plumbing fixtures. A plumber can use a device that is known as a snake to clear out most types of debris. Clearing the drains out is not only wise for getting rid of foul odors, but also to prevent plumbing fixtures from backing up and creating a mess in your house.

Use a Commercial Drain Cleaning Product

After clearing out tough debris with a snake or other powerful plumbing tool, a plumber might use a liquid drain cleaning product. A liquid product can get rid of any debris that other drain cleaning tools left behind. Some of the liquid drain cleaners can also leave behind a pleasant odor after they are used. It is actually a good idea to stock up on your own supply of liquid drain cleaning products to use after a plumber has tackled the main problem.

Replace Old Plumbing Lines if Necessary

In some cases, clearing out the debris that causes foul odors isn't possible, such as when plumbing lines are old. The reason is that the lines can become corroded and make it easier for debris to stick to them. A plumber might suggest that old lines are removed so new ones can be installed.

For more information, contact your local plumbing services.


Knowing When It’s Time to Call the Plumber

My name is Jason Lawrence, or around my house I’m sometimes known as “Daddy Fix-It.” My wife Sarah and I have four children all under the age of ten. I didn’t start out as a guy who was handy around the house, but I am learning to become a do-it-yourselfer for sure. Did I mention that I’m a bit stubborn? There are times I struggle with projects a little too long, and it takes my wife stepping in to convince me that it’s time to call a professional. I’ve become especially handy with plumbing projects. I don’t know why kids think toys belong in the toilet and doll hair is good for the bathtub drain, but around here those are weekly events. I’m going to share some of my experiences, how I fixed some of our plumbing problems, and when it becomes time to call the plumber.

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