If you are encountering an unpleasant stench when the dishwasher is running, there may be a variety of reasons why. Many problems and solutions are quick fixes which any Folsom homeowner may tackle, but some call for an expert. We have gathered four of the most common smelly dishwasher issues along with ways to perform the plumbing repair.

Blocked Dishwasher ScreenBlocked Folsom Dishwasher Screen

The dishwasher screen goes over the drain to keep food, utensils, and other large things from falling down. It’s quite similar to a sink drain screen. From time to time, it can get clogged up and produce an unpleasant odor. This is an easy repair, though! All one would need to do to correct this situation, will be to take the screen out and clean it. As soon as it is thoroughly clean, it’s a good idea to run the dishwasher while it’s unfilled to thoroughly cleanse the system.

Mildew and Mold

It’s very easy for mildew as well as mold to grow in the. And so, if mold or mildew is the root cause, just put vinegar at the bottom of the dishwasher, then let it run, empty, on the heavy wash cycle. This can kill the mold or mildew. To reduce the stench, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom, and run it, for a second time, without any dishes in it and set at heavy wash. Controlling this from arising repeatedly, is as simple as rinsing off the dishes by hand prior to putting them inside the dishwasher.

Drain Line Problems

Almost all drain lines contain a drain tap. A drain tap is a bent section of pipe which looks like an elbow. At the bend, there needs to always be water. The water inside the drain tap prevents the sewer gas from getting in the property. But, it’s surprisingly common that a dishwasher installer could have set up the dishwasher on the sewage side of the drain tap rather than the drain line side. If perhaps this is the problem, a professional is going to have to come out to look at if the dishwasher was set up properly.

Blocked Sewer Line

All the drains in ones house end up at the sewer line. The sewer line is a large line and carries all the water coming from the residence into the sewage system. But, the sewer line could get blocked. Should this happen, the drains throughout the house will clog up and there’ll be a horrible stench from the sewage. This will not be something one would need to guess about for ones dishwasher. It is going to be clear this is the situation due to the smell and if several other drains in the residence are blocked. This is one more job for the specialists, as sewage waste materials is often dangerous.

When there is a horrible smell from the dishwasher and these repair tasks have been accomplished, contact us and we will manage the Folsom Plumbing Repair.