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Foul-smelling drains can be a nightmare in any home. Having a persistent nasty odor from the sink or tub, no matter how clean you keep them, may mean you have a growing problem with the lines. Fortunately, the experts at JNR Plumbing can help you eradicate the issue through professional drain cleaning in Westport, CT. Read on as we explain why your drains smell bad and what you can do about it.


A clogged drain is notorious for emitting foul odors into your home. Over time, hair, grease, soap scum, and food scraps build up in the pipes, forming a blockage. They eventually rot, causing a rotten-egg smell from your sink or tub. Besides, clogs prevent wastewater from flowing freely into the pipes, causing it to stagnate and emanate nasty odors.

Dry P-Trap

If you haven’t used your drains in a while and they smell awful, you might have a dry P-trap. This curved pipe underneath the sink acts as a seal to prevent sewer odors from reaching your home. Try running water down the sink for a few minutes to seal off those smells. If this doesn’t solve the problem, it’s time to get drain cleaning services.

Blocked Vent Pipe

Your home’s drainage system comprises vent pipes, which exit through the roof. These pipes bring fresh air into the lines so water can flow freely and let sewer gas escape the system. The problem is that vent pipes can get blocked by debris, leaves, and even bird nests. When this happens, sewer gas can leak into your home. You can rely on our drain cleaning company to deal with this issue.

JNR Plumbing offers proven and cost-effective solutions, like drain snaking and hydro jetting, to address drainage issues for good. We perform a thorough cleaning to get rid of the toughest clogs and restore smooth flow. We also perform video camera inspections before and after the job to ensure your drains are as clean and efficient as new. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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