Get Rid Of Sewer Odor With Our Tips
You come home one day and enter your house when, bam it hits you. Your. Home. Stinks. You didn’t notice it before because you were staying home but now that you have a few lung-fulls of air in you, you can’t avoid it. After a little snooping around, you come to a realization, its your drains. You don’t know how or why your drains are producing a stink, but you want it gone. Whether you’re dealing with rotting food, bacteria, or sewer gas in your pipes, there are a few simple steps you can follow to fix the problem.
A Plunger May Help Remove The Source Of The Smell
Before you start down the road to complicated procedures, it’s always worth trying to use your friendly household plunger. If you’re lucky, the issue causing your sewer odor may be a loose clog that needs a little push to get on its way down. In this case, a plunger may be all that you need.
Vinegar Home Remedies
Most odors require a little extra effort beyond simple plunging. While this procedure shouldn’t take place often, a vinegar and baking soda cleanse is usually enough to combat any unpleasant odors in your drains. Start by applying some dish soap to the drain and then chasing that with a good amount of boiling water. Follow this with a cup of baking soda(not powder) and follow it with an equal amount of distilled white vinegar. The instant foaming action will not only help to kill bacteria and deodorize your drain, but it might also loosen clogs. Follow this with some more hot water and a good plunging, and you’ve got yourself a handy solution to most drain odor issues.
Check U-Bends Near The Smell
Your plumbing has safeguards in place to prevent sewer gas from wafting into your home. The u-bend is one such countermeasure. As the name implies, the u-bend is a portion of pipe shaped like a U. This shape makes it impossible for the rising gas to travel downwards and eventually out through your sink. However, this u-shape that keeps smells out often also keeps debris trapped. There is a good chance that the smell in your drain is from food scraps, oil, and hair trapped in the u-bend. To remedy this situation, all you have to do is remove this portion of your pipes, clean it, and then reinstall.
Have Professionals Clear Ventilation Obstructions
All plumbing is vented in one way or another as ventilation helps maintain the proper level of pressure in the system. The ventilation also has the added benefit of ensuring that the worst of your sewer odor never makes it into your home. You might find that sewer gas is making its way into your home regardless. In this situation, you’ll need a professional plumber to assess the condition of your ventilation.
Inspect Your Sewer Line For Damage
The only cause for copious sewer gas in your home is a backed-up or damaged sewer line. Unfortunately, there’s no way to deal with this on your own. If you suspect that your sewer line is damaged, your best choice is to leave the job in the hands of professionals. Using state-of-the-art technology, they will perform extensive cleaning, relining, and replacements services to ensure that you never suffer from the same sewer odor again.
With Our Help, The Odor Removal Process Is As Good As Done!
Most foul drain odor is easy to clean up with a few household staples. It is only when the odor is intense or stubborn that you need the help of a professional. From drain cleanings to hydro-jet services, Done Plumbing & Heating has you covered with all manner of plumbing solutions. The next time you have problems with your pipes, know that our team of experienced professionals has your back.
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What most people don’t realize is that most of those problems can be anticipated and often avoided with regular maintenance – usually at a far lower cost than a repair or replacement.
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