Why your sink smells – and what you can change to never have to deal with it again

Why your sink smells – and what you can change to never have to deal with it again

A wastewater system is often taken for granted. Only when we notice symptoms of a clogged sewer, such as flooded toilets, slowly draining sinks or a rotten smell, do we pay attention to the importance of how well it functions. SmartPipe System Oy brings new, biological solutions to the market that solve these issues for good. If you have ever had to open a sewer pipe in your home and remove hair or other blockages from a drain, you probably noticed a nasty layer of sludge in the pipe. Over time, this layer continues to grow, which impairs the functionality of the entire wastewater system.

-The most common fix is ​​to rush to the nearest supermarket and buy a chemical drain opener. While these products help momentarily, they pose a greater challenge. When millions of liters of chemical drain openers are dumped into sewers each year, they cause a significant burden to wastewater treatment plants, ultimately creating a problem for the environment,  describes Mikko Eskola, head of business development at SmartPipe System Oy.

The root cause of sludge layers in sewages

The sludge layer forms up from various substances that enter the pipeline alongside the water. Most commonly these include:

  • Fats
  • Oil
  • Grease
  • Hairs
  • Soap and detergent residues

Sewage systems are based on gravity, i.e. water flows first forward and finally downwards. In practice, pipelines are constantly flushed with water, but this alone is not sufficient to remove residual or organic matter from the pipeline surfaces. Grease is by far the trickiest, as it is not water soluble and gets easily attached to the pipe surface. With each use of the drain, more substances accumulate in the pipes. Without any pipeline maintenance, the layer gets thicker over time, finally causing blockages, flooding, and unpleasant smell.

Clogged drains drive your customers away

When organic waste starts to rot, hydrogen sulphide odor begins to form. The smell, similar to rotten eggs, is very unpleasant. It attracts different types of insects, like banana flies, giving an unhygienic overall image of any home or a professional facility. – The saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ does not apply when we talk about sewers. If clogged drains go untreated, the rotten smell of uncared pipes start to linger all over the place. Even the most amazing service goes unnoticed if your customers are distracted by insects and bad smells, Eskola emphasizes.

Gone for good with new biological drain maintenance

Luckily, there are new sustainable ways to solve the most typical drain issues permanently. SmartPipe System Oy has developed efficient solutions to keep the pipelines clear at all times, avoiding unnecessary problems in the sewer or for the environment. The new products are based on biological drain maintenance, leaving nothing but water and oxygen behind in the pipeline after use. – For instance, our new one-liter product called BioTroop BL-20, contains millions of non-genetically modified microbes. Once poured down into the sewer, these microbes activate and literally eat up any blockage in their way, Eskola describes.

A practical dosing bottle helps to dose 20 ml into the drains literally anywhere where the drain issues have caused concern: domestic kitchens, bathrooms, hotels rooms, and so on. With frequent use, BioTroop BL-20 does not only solve a problem, but does so by being easy to use, safe, environmentally friendly and a step forward in sustainability.