If you notice a sulfur smell coming from your drain, there are several things the smell could indicate.
A sulfur smell coming from your drains could be a result of a partially or completely clogged drain. When your drains are clogged, they obstruct the elimination of wastewater, leading to the accumulation of various substances in the drains. These substances will begin to decompose after some time and release a sulfur smell that can make its way back into your home.
So you should avoid pouring grease, fat, or oil down your drains as they are the major causes of clogged drains.
You should take immediate action when you notice signs of clogged drains to prevent more expensive drain line repair.
The following are some of the ways you can clear a clogged drain:
If all of these methods do not resolve the problem, call a nearby plumber to help you with drain cleaning.
Even though your garbage disposal is designed to shred solid food waste into small pieces, scraps of food can get stuck on the blades. If you don’t wash out the scraps of food, they will decompose after some time and release a sulfur smell.
To avoid food particles getting stuck on the blades, you should run cold water while the food particles are being broken down.
Here's how to clean dirty garbage disposal in four steps:
A P-trap is a U-shaped plumbing fixture installed anywhere there is an open drain line. This plumbing fixture retains water at the bottom of the curve to prevent sewer gases from getting into your home.
When a P-trap is not installed properly or it’s damaged, it may be unable to retain water leading to sewer gases leaking into your home.
The water in the P-trap can evaporate if you don’t use the drain for a long period of time and allow sewer gases into your home.
The solution to an improperly installed or malfunctioning P-trap is to call a plumber to inspect the plumbing fixture and install it correctly.
If you’re in need of drain line repair in your home, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing to help you restore your drains to their good working order.