No one wants to turn on their water to find that the water and drain smell bad. When your sewer isn’t draining properly, it can cause you to smell something foul in your water. There are several signs that indicate that your sewage isn’t draining away from your home the way it should including wet spots on your foundation, low water pressure, sunken spots in your lawn and even smelly water. The Original $49.95 Plumber is here to talk about what causes your water and drain to smell bad.
What Happens when Vent Pipe is Blocked?
The pipes and drains in your home need to have proper ventilation to keep those sewer gases moving away from your home. If there is something blocking pipes and drains, you will be left with sewer gases getting pushed up and into your home rather than outside of your home. If there is a strong blockage in there, it actually creates a suction effect that will leave you smelling that foul odor until the blockage is removed. When you smell these sewer gases, it isn’t only unpleasant, it’s unhealthy as well.
Check Trap Under Sink
Have you ever wondered why there is that dip, P shaped pipe underneath your sink? It’s called a trap and it plays a vital role in keeping sewer gases from making their way into your nose. The drain is designed to keep a bit of water down in the trap so that it creates a plug to keep any sewer gases from coming up into the room. If there is a leak and that trap isn’t staying filled with water, or the sink isn’t used often enough and water evaporates out of the trap, it can create a smelly situation. If the seal is broken on the trap, it needs to be replaced as soon as possible to fix the problem and restore order to that trap system.
Could the Cause of Smell Be the Water Heater?
Sometimes the smell may actually be coming from the water rather than the drain. If that is the case, which is pretty easy to figure out, you may be dealing with a water heater issue rather than a drain issue. You can simply fill up a cup with water and give it a good smell to see if there are any foul odors coming from the water. The anode rod in your water heater may be to blame for any foul smelling water coming from your tap.
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If you have a smelly drain, it may be time to call on The Original $49.95 Plumber to help you get to the bottom of the problem. We will be able to give your drains a good cleaning to ensure they aren’t to blame for the smell. Our qualified plumbers are courteous and offer plumbing services at a price you can afford. Call us today!