Managing Your HVAC System

What To Do If Your Sink Drain Is Letting Up A Lot Of Bad Smells

If you have a smelly sink drain in the house, you will want to make sure that you are doing something about that as soon as possible. After all, the smell might actually start to get a lot worse. Don't make the mistake of assuming that the stench will simply go away on its own. Instead, you will want to make it a point to do the following: 

Pour Boiling Water Down The Drain

This is generally one of the first things you will want to try because it does not require you to buy any products or pay for any services. All you need is a big pot of boiling water. Just make sure that you are using kitchen mittens and that you are slowly pouring the water into the sink drain. If you pour it in too fast, you risk some of that scalding hot water splashing onto you, causing your skin to burn. After all of the boiling water has been poured into the drain, allow it to sit for a few minutes. If the water did not flush out whatever is causing the smell, you can try again with another pot of boiling water.

Call For A Plumber To Help

If you have tried a few pots of boiling water and the smell still persists, you will want to get in touch with a skilled plumber. He or she can send a snake device through the drain in order to manually push out anything that is causing a smell clog. They can also take apart the plumbing parts under the sink to see if there is anything caught in the trap. Sometimes, it is nothing more than a thick buildup of sludge around the inside of the pipes. Your plumber can clean those pipes or if they are really old, replace them with new ones. This will help that smell go away and you shouldn't have any more stinky problems for a while.

By taking action as soon as you can, you should find that you are going to be able to get rid of a lot of the smell in your sink drain rather quickly. Remember, air fresheners won't cover that smell forever and you don't want to always have to apologize to your guests that come over. You also don't want friends and family to start avoiding your house because of the terribly smelly drains, so be sure to tackle the issue quickly with this DIY method, or by contacting a residential plumbing service near you.