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Plumbing problems can appear in different ways. Most homeowners are familiar with dripping faucets or running toilets. But odors can also be a sign that something has gone wrong. Learning what they mean can help keep your Jackson, Mississippi, home clean and comfortable while also helping you reduce energy waste. Here are three of the most common causes of bad odors that can spell trouble for your plumbing:

Unsealed Toilet

One of the most commonly overlooked sources of terrible odors comes from a toilet that hasn’t been sealed properly. In order for a toilet to work correctly, water has to flow down the pipe into the sewer.

If it isn’t sealed right, wastewater can leak around the base and underneath your flooring. As a result, it can lead to horrible smells and a lot of wasted water, reducing your home’s efficiency. An experienced plumber can easily repair this issue in no time.

Bacterial Growth

Bacterial growth in sinks can lead to unpleasant smells. This can happen in any sink, from bathrooms and laundry rooms to kitchens. It feeds off soap scum and build up, and it’s difficult to get rid of. As a result, it’ll leave your bathroom or kitchen looking and smelling dirty.

One of the best ways to eliminate this odorous bacterial growth is by using drain cleaning chemicals over a series of days. If this doesn’t work, it’s best to seek the help a professional to clear any clogs and replace any damaged pipes.

Garbage Disposal Debris

Garbage disposals can help reduce smells and keep your sink clean. Unfortunately, your garbage disposal can easily clog and cause unpleasant odors itself.

Regularly cleaning your garbage disposal is a good first step. You can even freshen it up by dropping a few orange or lemon peels into it. If that doesn’t help, though, it may be time to replace it altogether.

If you’ve noticed bad odors in your home, call Dent Air Conditioning at 601-912-0535 to locate the cause and repair it. Our trained professionals have expertise in various vocations, and we can help your home smell good.

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