Smelly Water Solution

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Smelly water emitting from your pipes can put a damper on your desire to cook, bathe, or do anything else that involves water. Smelly water coming from your pipes is typically a sign that you need to call your plumber in Calgary. Whether the smell is coming from all of the sinks in your home or just one, there are certain things that need to be done to get rid of the odor.

When you notice smelly water coming from your sinks, most of the time it is not actually coming from the water. In most instances, the problem is related to the trap beneath your sink. As you use the sinks in your home, water is pushed through the drains. Most sinks have a U-shaped bit of pipe that is known as the trap. Water and other substances that are poured down your sink may get stuck in the trap. When this happens, it may seem like the water that is coming from your sink is stinky. In actuality, it is the trap that is smelling—thanks to the accumulation of mold, mildew, and other substances that have been allowed to rot in the trap.

Before making a call to a plumber in Calgary to help you with the odors, try pouring some bleach down your sink drains. A quarter of a cup occasionally poured down your sinks should keep the trap clean and the odors down. Let the bleach sit in the drain for about 10 minutes then wash it away with warm water. You may have to do this several times over the next few weeks before the odors leave.

If the smelly water persists, call a plumber. The plumber will have to check your water to determine if you need to have it treated. The plumber will also determine if the problems rests on the side of the local water supply or your own plumbing system.