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14th February 2023


Smelly drains can cause a lot of stress and embarrassment, luckily the causes of them can be easily prevented!

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Trapped Food

The causes of smelly drains can be caused by trapped food. If you are washing a plate that has left over food on it, but you have not scrapped the plate into the bin beforehand, the food can travel down the drain and become trapped. Then once the food sticks to the side of the drains, it can begin to smell over time. 

A good way to prevent this is by scrapping the food on the plate into the bin before washing it up. Another way to prevent this is by filling your sink with boiling water and bleach then flushing the water through the drains which will loosen the food fragments from the drains walls and flush them through the drains. 

A similar way to this is using baking soda and boiling water, place a tea spoon of baking soda down the drain and continuously pour boiling water down the drain for about 10 seconds. This will cause the baking soda to react with the water, allowing the solution to clean the drains and removing all things that could cause the bad smell.

Lack of Water

Another cause would be if there’s not enough water in the U-bend of the sink then a sewage odour can arise from the drain. If you just run water from your tap down the plug hole, this will fill the U-bend back to level and hopefully prevent any odour from the drain depending on how potent the smell is. But regularly cleaning the drains with bleach and water or baking soda and water will help to minimise the smell but if it is a blocked drain, you would need assistance from a drainage engineer.

Fat, Oil and Grease 

Fat, oil and grease is also a major cause of blocked drains. This can cause nasty smells and result in fatbergs forming in your drains. Over time, the fats, oils, grease solidify and attach themselves to the walls of drains and as more is put down drains, they grow. They will begin to block the drains, meaning that the drains no longer run at full flow. If you have a fatberg forming in your drain it unlikely to be able to be removed by using bleach and water, baking soda and water. It would need to be removed by a drainage engineer.

If you suspect you have a drainage issue please do get in touch with Metro Rod Coventry & Leicester using the details provided below. We provide FREE site assessments which you can access by giving us call or dropping us an email.

Metro Rod Coventry offers services across Coventry and Leicester and surrounding areas. Dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

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