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What’s that Smell? Recognize and Prevent Smells Coming from Your Drains

An often-overlooked system in your home or business premises is the plumbing. The pipes that bring you clean, fresh water also remove waste from sinks, showers, and toilets. Until something goes wrong, we rarely give plumbing a second thought. That is, until you step into the shower and notice a peculiar odour. Is it toxic? Should you call a plumber to help?

Rely on an Experienced Plumber in the Vancouver, Surrey and Delta Area to Help 


There are a few types of pungent odours that may emanate from your drains. Get your Surrey or Delta area home back to smelling like roses by calling a professional to help.

Types of Smells that May Arise from Your Drains


  • Rotten food – If you do not regularly clean your garbage disposal, food can build up and start rotting, especially if there is grease, oil, or fat involved. There are a variety of options to get rid of smells, like bio-enzyme drain cleaner, running ice cubes to break up food, or putting lemon or orange peels in the disposal. 
  • Mold – Have you noticed a musty odour in your shower? It might be from an active mold growing underneath the drain cover. It is possible that the drain is clogged, or the problem is more rooted in the pipes. While you can check out solutions to clean your shower drain, if you notice the smell is also in other parts of your home, like your kitchen, then a professional should be called. You might be facing a leaking pipe. If it is not fixed, mold will continue to grow. Some molds are toxic and can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.
  • Bacteria – When you smell rotten eggs, it might be that extra dozen you bought and did not get cooked quick enough, or it can be your plumbing! Run the water for a minute in your tub or shower and look at how quickly it drains. Is it kind of slow? If yes, then you may have a bacteria build-up called a “biofilm.” A little bit of cleaning can help get rid of the odour. 
  • Sewer Gas – On the other hand, if water drains quickly while still smelling, then it could be sewer gas, also known as, hydrogen sulfide. This type of smell is more serious and may require the assistance of a plumber. You want to take care of this as soon as possible to avoid sewage backup into your home.

Notice a Smell? Let Your Dependable Plumber in the Surrey or Delta Area Fix it!

Don’t wait until the stench becomes worse because it could mean your plumbing problem is also getting more serious. Call a plumber for help with your Surrey or Delta area home. CampbellCare has a highly-trained tea, ready to come into your house and take care of the problem. Need help urgently? We offer emergency plumbing services to ease your mind and protect your family. 


Call CampbellCare today to book an appointment for any smells you notice in your drains. We will send out a plumber in the Vancouver, Delta and Surrey area as quickly as possible. Call us now at 604-337-0498 or contact us online to inquire about our plumbing services.
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