No one likes dealing with things that smell, and when your drains are emitting a constant odor, the environment in your home can get really unpleasant. Getting rid of those odors isn’t just a matter of squirting some dish soap down the drain and scrubbing, or putting a chemical, over-the-counter drain cleaner in your drain. You need effective, safe, professional drain cleaning, and the plumbing experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling are here to help.
Depending on the reason for your clog, there can be a few types of tools used to clean your drains. If the source of the smell is far down in the pipe, your Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling plumbing expert may use a visual aid tool, like a fiber optic camera, to get a clear visual on what’s happening. Then he or she can use a drain snake if there appears to be a piece of debris stuck in the drain. If the smell appears to be coming from build-up on the sides of the pipe, then he/she may use a hydro jet to break up the build-up and flush it out of your plumbing system.
What Causes Smells?
The most common cause of odors in drains is food particles; the second most common cause is FOG – fats, oils and grease. Food particles can become lodged in your drain and will breakdown over time; as they do so, they emit a smell. FOG itself can be odiferous, and because FOG is sticky, smaller food particles get stuck in it, making it even smellier. Removing FOG from your drains can be tough, and that’s why professional drain cleaning is so important.