Eliminate Sewage Smell

Eliminate Sewer Gas/Sewer Smell

Sewer Gas Detection – Sewer Odor

What is sewer gas?  It is a mixture of toxic and nontoxic gasses that build up in the sewage system of your home.  The buildup is due to decaying household waste in your pipes.  The mixture of hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide is the cause of the foul-smelling sewer odor.

Can Sewer Gases Harm You?

Yes; these gases are a concern to your health and have the potential to cause a fire or explosion.

How Does Sewer Gas Get Into The House?

The only way sewer gas can enter your home is if there is something wrong with your plumbing.  The most common causes include:

  1. A broken or worn wax ring
  2. Improper sewage venting or no sewer venting system
  3. A broken or collapsed vent pipe
  4. A build up of waste in the pipes

What Can Be Done to Keep Sewer Gas from Coming Into My Home?

Do a routine system cleaning every two years.  A full system clean includes all the roof sewer vents and ground sewer clean outs.  This flushes the sewer line to increase the flow rate and remove any sediments or obstructions.  System cleanings will alleviate acute problems.

Use a natural bacteria system treatment to break down fat, grease, and organic waste build-up.  BioOne® is a naturally-occurring culture that can be introduced directly into plumbing and septic systems.

What are the Options to Find the Root of the Sewer Gas?

If a system cleaning and natural bacteria system treatment has not solved your problem, a video sewer inspection of the sewer line will need to be performed.  The video will show the cause of the blockage and odor whether it is due to a broken-collapsed vent pipe, root intrusion, or cracked pipe.

If the cause is a leaking or cracked pipe, 24-7 Plumbing can perform a smoke test which forces non-toxic, artificially created smoke through waste and drain pipes under pressure to find where the leak is occurring.  Smoke will appear where there is an issue.

Hillsborough County Service Area

Plant City
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Pinellas County Service Area

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Pasco County Service Area

Dade City
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