Do Your Drains Smell Bad? Here’s Why

You’ve just finished dinner, washed the dishes, and disinfected the countertops.

But something still stinks, so you give the stove and the sink a good scrub down as well, just for good measure.

Something still stinks – and you think it’s the drain.

What do you do now? (Hint: don’t reach for a chemical drain cleaner. That stuff is terrible for your pipes and the environment – you will find yourself paying for it in the long run, and not just in karma.)

Possible Causes

  • Drains need regular maintenance to keep them running properly.
    Get a plumber to check if your vent and P-trap are functioning properly.
    There could be a problem with the way your overflow is handled, or sewage gases could be escaping from your drain.
  • You may have poured something down the drain that is stuck on the sides.
    If bacteria are growing, that could be what you are smelling.
  • This could be a clog that is starting to make itself noticed.
    Call us before it gets any worse.


  • To prevent the bad odours from invading your home again, use drain screens.
    This prevents pesky particulates from going down your drain and fermenting.
  • Pour boiling water down your drain once a week.
    It’s an easy routine to get into, and it will save you so much trouble in the long run.
  • Be aware of what you pour down your drain and ensure that everyone in your household is up-to-date on what is acceptable to pour down the sink.
    Avoid chemicals, grease, and glue.
  • Does the drain smell like rotten eggs? This could be a sulfur problem.
    Contact your water service provider or a good technician to investigate further.

Regular plumbing maintenance can prevent this from being a problem in the future.

Call the experts at ClearView today to book an annual check-up.

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By | 2018-05-26T11:34:06+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Drains, Plumbing Services, Sewer|