Maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in the home environment is definitely a top priority for any homeowner. It is not just clutter or peeling paint on the walls that can mar the ambiance. Bad odours have pretty much the same impact and most often, this problem can be traced back to your kitchen sink. So, if you are noticing a ‘funny’ smell in the kitchen or if there is a real stink in there, you need to do something about it right away. Call in qualified, experienced plumbers Vancouver from Hillcrest to get effective solutions without burning a hole in your pocket.
What Causes Bad Odours in the Kitchen Sink?
A lot of food waste goes down the drain at your kitchen sink and these are the materials that tend to decompose real quickly, create a mess, and stink. This is one of the main reasons why a kitchen drain odour problem can get out of hand quickly, and leave your entire home smelling unpleasant. Plus, the kitchen drain is one that experiences a lot of heavy usage so the possibility of a leak is quite high too. Leaky drain pipes can and do cause a lot of bad odour. If your drain pipe has sprung a leak, you may need to call in your plumber Richmond BC at once to ensure that the dampness does not cause damage to the walls or floors.
Loose fittings and fixtures can cause the waste to leak out of the drain and cause a stench too. Often, it is quite a challenging task to pinpoint the problem area and the cause of the problem. Also, it is quite difficult to manoeuvre in the limited area underneath the kitchen sink and this means that you may not be able to reach the leaky pipe easily enough to fix the issue yourself. Unless you are confident that you can effectively resolve the problem on your own, it is best to avoid trying DIY techniques on leaky pipes and call in a professional.
Simple Home Remedies
Before you call in your friendly plumber in Surrey or Richmond to have a look at your smelly kitchen sink and drain, here is something that you can try on your own. Pour a capful of baking soda down the drain and follow it up with the same amount of vinegar. This powerful combination clears your drain quickly, eliminating clogs that may be preventing the waste from flowing out completely. This is also a good remedy for a clogged toilet that is giving off a really bad smell. However, remember that this may work only if a clog is the cause of the stench. If this doesn’t work, you do need to give a call to the experts in plumbing, Vancouver, for effective solutions.
As a trustworthy, reliable and affordable plumber Richmond BC and in Vancouver, Hillcrest Plumbing is the best option for you. Call us now and we will pay you a visit in the shortest possible time.