3 Tips for Avoiding Common Plumbing Smells

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Scary plumbing smells coming from your garbage disposal or other sinks and showers?

Here are Three Simple Tips to Rid Your Home of the Smell.

  1. Keep your garbage disposal in good working order by putting ice cubes in the disposal to sharpen the blades between uses.
  2. Grind up citrus fruits in the disposal for a fresh citrus smell.
  3. Use a specially designed disposal brush to remove hard to reach deposits that cause odors and food build-up.

What about Sewer Gas Smells in showers, sinks and bathtubs?

This may be caused by “dry trap.” If a fixture such as a shower or bathtub has not been used in a long time, the trap may dry out and thus allow sewer gas to come back into the home.

The solution? Run water into the fixture and allow the trap to again fill up with water.

By going through this home plumbing checklist, you can identify small issues before they become large issues. If this does not solve the problem, it may be time to give us a call.

Jim Dandy to the Rescue 206.633.1141