“We moved into this place last spring,” Veronica explained. “I love the neighborhood – Chelsea is everything I imagined it would be and more. But there’s just one problem. There’s a smell – an unpleasant odor – in the kitchen that I just can’t get rid of. I have cleaned everything – pulled out the cabinet drawers, moved appliances, scrubbed everything with bleach, and still it stinks. It was driving me crazy!”
Veronica was explaining the issue to her friend. “I was stressing out big time, because my Mother-in-Law was coming for her first visit ever. We’ve been telling her about out wonderful new place, but never mentioned this issue. And I don’t want her showing up and thinking, “Wow, this stinks!” Veronica’s friend recommended she call her NYC plumber. “She said I needed to get my drains cleaned.”
Drain cleaning is a household maintenance task that not everyone knows about. When food, grease, soap, and other products slip down the kitchen sink drain as part of the clean up process, they are mostly carried away by waste water. However, some residue remains, clinging to the side of the pipes and lingering in the bends of elbows and traps. This material breaks down over the course of time, releasing a distinctive, unpleasant smell.
“Who knew?” Veronica said. “It turns out you’re supposed to have your drains cleaned every couple of years. Not only does this prevent the stink, but it keeps your household plumbing working smoothly: when your drains are clean you don’t have to worry about the sink being clogged or the toilet backing up.” A simple call to her NYC plumber fixed the entire situation. “Knowing that Mom was coming meant I’d been on a cleaning frenzy,” she said, “and I was worried the place would get messed up, but the plumbers were very professional and respectful. They cleaned up after themselves and now my house looks and smells great!”