Have you noticed a noxious sewer smell inside your home? Sewer gases contain methane and bacteria that may be dangerous to the health and safety of your family. Plus, no one wants to live with nasty sewer odors inside their house. Keep reading to learn about where those awful scents are coming from—and what to do if they creep into your home.
All plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, showers, drains, etc.) are part of a larger home plumbing system that connects all of your fixtures through a network of pipes—with vents and traps at each drain site. This system is designed to safely carry wastewater out to the public sewer and provide a barrier that prevents sewer gases from getting in. If you are detecting foul sewer odors inside the house, this means that there is a weak link somewhere in your plumbing system. Possible sources include bathroom sink drains, toilets, kitchen drains, basement drains, old cast iron piping, or even the vent stack that goes out through your roof.
Essentially, any drain or vent pipe could be the weak link. In most cases, you can simply follow your nose to the source of the problem. Here are five of the most common plumbing problems that allow sewer odors inside the house.
Are you experiencing smelly sewer odors inside the house? Contact us at Campbell & Company, our experienced plumbers are experts in solving residential plumbing problems of all kinds. We will quickly diagnose the issue and provide sound solutions at a fair price.