You probably don’t think much about your home’s drains until they start to smell or get backed up. The problem may start with slower than usual drain times. If you don’t take fast action, you will likely end up with an expensive repair bill. Clogs are caused by grease, food particles, and other debris that make their way down the drain as you wash your hands, rinse dishes, and cook. The professionals at HRI Plumbing are always available to clear clogged drains in the Jacksonville area, but we want to help you avoid foul-smelling drains and clogs.
Avoiding Bacteria Odors
Foul-smelling drains are often caused by bacteria growth. There are a few things you can do to avoid this type of odor:
- Don’t allow large food particles and other debris to enter your drains. Make sure every sink is fitted with a quality plug, and scrape food off dishes before placing them in your sink.
- Clean your drains with hot water and bleach on a routine basis. Plug the sink and fill it with hot water, then add bleach and allow the sink to drain.
- If you don’t want to use bleach, you can use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda instead.
- Make sure your water heater is set to at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot water will help kill bacteria.
Foul-Smelling Drains Due to Plumbing Leaks
If you really want to avoid foul-smelling drains, contact HRI Plumbing for prompt and professional plumbing services. We can check for leaks and potential clogs, ensuring your pipes and drains are in top working order. Even the smallest leak underneath a sink can lead to organic growth, which will eventually lead to an unpleasant odor.
Are you ready to eliminate your foul-smelling drains? Read more about our drain cleaning services or call us today at (217) 334-4545.