We’ve all been there – you’re in the middle of a relaxing shower and suddenly, you notice an unpleasant whiff coming from the drain. Whether it’s a lingering bad odour you’re struggling to shift or a sudden problem, we can help.
Find out exactly what’s causing your drain dramas and discover a few simple ways to stop the stench.
What causes your drain to smell
There are several reasons why your drain might develop a pong – from trapped food to dodgy plumbing. One of the most common sources of the stink is a build-up of organic matter in the pipes. This can be caused by a variety of things, including food scraps, grease, and hair. When these aren’t removed and pile up, they start to decompose and release foul-smelling gases. Another problem is sewage backup. This is usually down to a blockage in the sewer line that prevents waste from flowing properly. The sewage can’t go anywhere and unsurprisingly, starts to emit a foul odour.
How to clean drains
There’s an old saying which goes “cleanliness is next to godliness.”. Your plumbing is no exception. For the sake of your drainage system, it’s crucial you frequently scrub pipes clean of any germs or debris. As we know, bacteria are one of the causes of bad pong, so you need something to tackle it that will eliminate the odour completely. A product like Bio one™ – an enzyme cleaner which fights bad bacteria
How to clean drains with Bio one™
- Mix up the solution as per the instructions on the bottle.
- Spray Bio one™ around the opening of the drain or plug and pour a little down the pipe.
- Be sure to leave it to work its magic for at least ten minutes.
- Sniff to check that Bio one™ has battled the bacteria and left your drain smelling fresh. For truly stubborn stenches, repeat the above steps.
Why does my shower and bath smell?
Most people wash their hair in the shower. And as you wash your locks, dead strands can easily end up being swished right down the plug. These strands seem thin and innocent enough but once in the pipe, they all bunch together, creating a tangle that can cause a blockage. If your bath or shower is stinky and the water is draining slowly or not at all, there’s probably a build-up of hair, soap scum and other debris. This creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow, causing a horrible pong. An easy fix is to put a mesh cover over the plug to stop things running down it.
Why does my kitchen sink smell?
The kitchen. Where the nicest smells tend to linger from baking and cooking. But sometimes, some of the worst scents pop up there too. A smelly drain is often the culprit. If a whiff is coming from your kitchen sink, make sure you clean the basin regularly to stop bacteria from building up. When you’re on washing-up duty, don’t let grease or oil go down the plug and scrape all bits of food and crusts into the bin. This will stop scraps swirling down, causing a blockage and a nasty stench.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one™ today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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