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Why Does Your Drain Smell?

Even a clean sink can smell.Everyone with a kitchen has experienced a strange smell emanating from the drain at one point in their lives. In many cases, it's hard to control. There are a few different reasons your drain might smell, and the cause behind it is what should determine how to get rid of it. Here are a few common culprits:

Rotting food: Whether you have a garbage disposal or not, there will come a point in time where there's so much food trapped in the pipe in your sink that it begins to rot. There are a few ways to help combat this nose cringing odor. First, when cleaning off dishes, let water run an extra 15 seconds to ensure all the food has cleared the pipe. If the scent is already in your home, this unpleasant smell can be eliminated by running ice cubes through the garbage disposal in an effort to knock food off of the blades. Check out our step-by-step tutorial video on how to keep your sink smelling fresh.  

Sewer smell: This scent is a little tougher to get rid of and may require the help of a professional, especially due to the fact that it can be hazardous to your health. This scent tends to come from a backed up sewer or a rotted or clogged drain pipe. If you've used drain cleaning methods to no avail, call your local Denver Roto-Rooter professional tol unclog your drain, recommend a maintenance product and provide tips for keeping your drains flowing freely.

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