How to fix a stinky drain?

07 Aug 2013

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Drains, sometimes they stink. We've all been there. And if you've tried pouring everything in your house down the drain to remove the smell, but it continues to do so, here are some expert ideas to remove that stench!

P-trap & Vent:

  • First, make sure you have a proper P-trap installed under the sink. This trap holds water and provides a seal against sewer gases getting up into the bathroom. Without a P-trap, gases will leak in constantly, and will be displaced by water down the drain which can force the gases up into the bathroom even if normally it's not detectable.
  • Also make sure there is a proper vent for the sink. Even with a P-trap, if there's nowhere for back-flowing gases to go, they'll bubble up past the trap. 

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