What Causes Odours in Your Drains?

odours in your drains

The thought of having odours in your drains is an unpleasant thoughts and something no homeowners want to think about. If you do notice a persistent odours in your drains, it times to have a plumber to clean your drain out.


Here is a list of common causes of drain odours:

  • Food particles –Putting a whole lot of food wastage down the drains, especially the kitchen drain. If you have a garbage disposal, you are likely putting even more food down your drain. The problem is that food particles can stick to the sides of the drain pipe, and like any other discarded food, it will break down, causing serious odours.
  • Soap scum – Did you know that soap has a certain amount of fat in it. It isn’t unusual for soap scum to build up in your drain over time, but if it is allowed to build for a long time, it can start to smell. Soap scum build-up can be difficult to remove, so it’s important to hire a trained plumber to clean it from your drain.
  • Fats, oils, grease – I’m sure you know the age-old advice about never pouring grease, fat or oil down a drain. Unlike many passed-along suggestions, this one is 100% true: you really don’t want to put fats, oils, and grease down any drain. There are a couple of reasons for this. These kinds of food are clingers; they don’t just wash down your drain because they congeal when they cool. And contrary to popular belief, running hot water doesn’t clear them from your drain at all. Hot water simply melts fats, oils, grease, driving it further into your plumbing system where it congeals again. Also food particles
  • are easily caught-up in fats, oils, grease because it is sticky, this makes it a 1-2 punch for developing odours.

To find out more information please give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company, a call.

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