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Why is my house smelling like sewer?

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Why is my house smelling like sewer?

Your plumbing system is alerting you to an issue within the system when you smell Sewage in your home. There is a verity of reasons why you may smell Sewage in your home, most of which are minor and easy to solve, but it can also signify more serious plumbing problems.

Odours can come from the breakdown of human waste and can contain hazardous chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide and ammonia. Small doses of these gases are not harmful, but long-term exposure can be harmful. Any time your house smells like sewage, you need to identify the problem. Sewer odours are usually caused by some type of plumbing breakdown.


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Drain Issues We encounter


1. Dry water taps –

A dry-water trap is The U-shaped section of the pipe beneath the sink is that you're looking for. Its purpose is to catch and keep enough water to act as a barrier, preventing sewer gases and aromas from entering the bathroom. Water traps can dry out for a variety of causes, the most common of which are infrequent use or a pipe leak. Additionally, very dry air in your home can cause your water traps to dry out, which happens more frequently during the winter.


2. Bad wax ring on the toilet –

Between the base of your toilet and the flange in the ground, a wax ring creates an airtight seal. A wax ring can endure up to 20 or 30 years in most cases. A wax ring creates air. Wax rings can dry up, crack, and fail prematurely on occasion. When this occurs, they must be replaced. Water pouring from around the base of the toilet is a tell-tale indicator of wax ring failure. If the wax ring is loose, you may notice a toilet that is especially unstable.


3. Sewer Drain leaks -

Tree roots or blockages can cause sewer drain leaks in any property at any time. There are several tell-tale symptoms that your main sewer line is clogged:

• Noises coming from your drains or toilet

• Sewer stink

• Flooding or water backlog

• Sewage backup


4. Loose pipe connections -

Gas could be leaking into your home if your pipes are loose or damaged. Because most pipes are hidden behind your walls or ceilings, locating the problem is difficult. For assistance, contact a reputable plumbing company. Experienced plumbers are trained in leak detection and can assist you in determining the source of the problem.




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How can you prevent sewer drain smells in your home?


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iF you have a smelly drain in the bathroom or a smelly sink drain, running water through each sink and drain once a month is the easiest thing to do. There may however be sinks or toilets that you never use, turn on the faucets in the restrooms and other drains you rarely use once a month for a few minutes. Using water taps on a regular basis will prevent them from drying out.     

Following that, we strongly advise performing drain maintenance. We Utilize Endure, a natural enzyme treatment that cleans your drains, avoids clogs, and maintains tour pipes in good shape. All you have to do is pour a small amount down your drains once a month to help prevent smells and blockages. To avoid sewer backup and foul gases in your home, a little planning goes a long way.

Drain backup can be a major issue, especially on weekends or odd hours of the day, it can be hard to locate a remedy, our engineers have will inspect the drain line with CCTV technology and diagnose the blockage's reason and spot. Sewer backup is a difficult problem that necessitates a precise diagnosis as well as practical solutions. As a result, don't just call any plumber; instead, contact our emergency drain service available to cover all areas in Dublin 24/7, 365 days a year.  

Ignoring a drain's foul odour is a foolish error that may cost you a lot of money and time. The blocked drainpipe will become paralyzed as the blocking material inside increases, and no water will be able to pass through. As a result, the discharge of water will reverse and begin its journey inwards. Sewage flooding will be unavoidable as a result of this backward flow of water. So, move quickly and contact our drain specialist for any of your drain or sewage issues.


Should you attempt it on your own?

You can see if pouring boiling water down the drain will help. If the leftovers were inconsistent, boiling water would cause them to dissolve and flow out of the water route. However, stubborn grime will not shift from its position, and anything that has fallen into the drain by accident will not be touched by the boiling water. The drain will continue to be clogged.

Do not put off calling an emergency drain company until it is too late. If you've identified an issue, get expert help to solve it rather than allowing it to worsen. We will use a drain camera examination to diagnose the problem and quickly resolve it.


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