3 Steps to Fixing Smelly Drains in the Bathroom

Nobody likes a stinky bathroom, especially if the odor is coming from the drain. Luckily, there are steps you can take to eliminate foul smells coming from sinks or showers for good. Here are a few simple steps remedy smelly drains.

1. Check for a P-Trap

P-traps are a necessary protector against foul smells. They prevent sewer gases from rising up into your bathroom and causing unpleasant odors. A P-trap, looks like the letter "p" or "u" in your drain pipe and you should be able to see it under your sink. If you have a P-trap, a plumber can inspect it to be sure it is functioning properly.

2. Look for Biofilm in the Drain

Another reason for smelly drains is a buildup of toothpaste, soap, shaving cream and skin cells. You probably use your bathroom sink daily. As this material builds up naturally over time, it can cause odors in the pipes. Thorough cleaning can help take care of the problem.

3. Have a Plumber Clean the Drain

To really remove foul smells from your drains, a plumber can clean the P-trap. First, your plumber will remove the P-trap and remove any buildup of sediment here. Your plumber will clean the drain, wash all parts of your sink and drain assembly, replace them and check for leaks. Your plumber will then disinfect the drains.

If you have phantom or odd smells in your bathroom, contact Ragsdale today. Our expert team will go above and beyond to ensure the job is completed to your satisfaction.

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