It’s that unidentifiable smell around your sink. You clean the sink, wash dirty dishes, and yet, it hangs there. You finally bend down to take a good whiff, and realize that the smell permeating your nose is coming from your kitchen drain. What do you do now?
Smells from your drains are unpleasant but they aren’t permanent. Unless the source of the smell is from a sewer or septic problem, which most times it isn’t, the smells in your drain are caused by build-up that needs to be removed. So what’s the best way to remove the build-up? Schedule a drain cleaning appointment for your home in Newtown Square.
What Is Drain Cleaning?
Drain cleaning is the process a professional plumber uses to carefully remove build-up from the inside of your pipes. Typical build-up culprits are fats, oils and grease (FOG), soap scum, food particles and human hair, but many other things can get stuck in your drains. Food and FOG tend to create the most issues with foul smells because they can spoil, but slow-draining wastewater can cause odors, too. Removing build-up and thoroughly cleaning out the drain not only eliminates the odors, it has other benefits, too.
Benefits of Drain Cleaning
Here are some other benefits you can see from a professional drain cleaning:
- Removal without damage – professionals know how to properly manage the tools used for drain cleaning, which ensures that they’ll get the gunk out of your drains without breaking anything.
- No more slow drains – if you were seeing slow water drainage in a tub or sink, you won’t after a professional drain cleaning. Excessive build-up in your pipes can cause slow draining or clogging, so removing it allows your wastewater to flow freely.
- Prevent clogs – removing build-up gets you ahead of potential clog development.
- Helps maintain your plumbing – drain cleaning keeps your plumbing in good working order.
Wondering where those bad smells may be coming from? If you find they are from your drain, don’t wait for a clog;
Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today and schedule a drain cleaning for your Newtown Square home.