Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

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October 24, 2016
Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

Here are sewer odor prevention tips to help you. Indoor plumbing, as unpleasant as it can often be, is actually a thing of beauty too. It enables us to flush and wash waste away safely from our home. Yet, there are times when a sewer smell can reenter your home through the pipes and this foulness is not something you want to live with. Not only is this a smell you will not want to live with for long it also creates an unhealthy environment that can cause and aggravate allergies and other issues. So you need to get it attended to immediately for the health and well-being of everyone.

Sewer Odor Prevention Tips #1 – Filling The Trap

Thankfully, one of the issues causing an unpleasant sewer odor in your home is also very easy to fix. It happens when your drain pipe’s water pipe dry’s out. The solution is simply to run a bit of water through it. Water traps are located underneath sinks in your home as a u-shaped pipe. It’s where you will hopefully find any valuables you mistakenly drop into the drain. Yet, the main purpose of the water trap is to always hold water, and create a safe barrier between everything else further down the pipe and your home.

For some reason, if you have not run the water down a drain for a length of time when the water evaporates it can allow foul sewer smells to make it through. All that needs to be done is to let the water flow through even for a few seconds so it refills the trap. If it is a floor drain then slowly pour a bucket of water down the drain. Wait a bit and you should notice the gas smell has gone away.

Sewer Odor Prevention Tips #2 – Cleaning The Pipes

There is a risk that if you have had a dry water trap that a foul smelling film inside the drain pipe has built up. It is a lot more common in kitchen drains and sinks where there has been a biodegradeable material such as food has made its way down. Cleaning the pipes is the only way to get rid of this stinking biofilm build up. You can attempt this yourself by using a long brush that is highly flexible. Mixing water with bleach in equal parts and spraying it in the drain should also help deodorize it.

Sewer Odor Prevention Tips #3 – Professional Drain Cleaning

If cleaning the pipes yourself is not practical our local plumber can use a high-pressure water drain cleaning system that can break down any clogs and scrub the pipes clean at the same time. This is highly beneficial when there are multiple pipes which may be causing the issue. Once again, run the water into each drain pipe to ensure that each is not dry. If the issue is not resolved when doing this in multiple drains you likely have a bigger problem on your hands to do with your plumbing or that of the local authorities. In this case, you do well to call our professional local plumber who can use plumbing camera technology to inspect the issue, if necessary, and otherwise get the problem fixed in no time at all.

Hopefully, these sewer odor prevention tips help keep your home from having any noxious odors to deal with. If you have a larger issue than these tips can help you can trust our local, on-call plumbers to respond quickly to your call. We show up prepared with everything we need to get the job done right the first time with an innovative, long-term solution you will be very pleased with. We get most of our work from customer referrals and are really thankful for it. You can expect the same commitment to professional workmanship with friendly customer service 24/7. Call us today!


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