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Odors from bathroom or kitchen drains can be some of the most unpleasant smells in your home. There can be many causes of these odors, but most of them can be prevented with regular maintenance. A smell like rotten eggs can be caused by bacteria growing on debris within your drain. A dank, musty smell is usually mold that had developed within the drain. If your house smells like sewage, that can indicate blockages in your pipes which are keeping the normal preventions from stopping sewer gases from entering your home. And if you have a garbage disposal, the gradual buildup of food particles, oils, fats, or coffee grounds can be the culprit.
Some of the most frustrating drain clogs are caused by hair. These clogs tend to occur in bathrooms, where you undoubtedly have more drains than in any other area of your home. The combination of hair with soap, shampoo or shaving products creates a thick mass held together almost like glue. Over time, such buildup creates clogs which can be difficult to remove.
A clogged drain is not only annoying; it can also fill your house with an awful smell. Any number of materials can build up in your drains and cause clogs, but the usual suspects are hair, dirt, and soap scum. Over time, these things slowly collect within your pipes until they become a full clog. Here are a few options to clear those clogs and get your drains running smoothly.
The average American home has ten drains. And no matter where they are located, they all have one thing in common: they are susceptible to clogs and blockage. Drains rely solely on gravity to carry waste water from your home, and constant usage will eventually lead to build-up of hair, soap, dirt, and other matter which can make any drain slow.
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