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Pete’s Plumbing Incorporated is a second generation, family owned and operated firm. We have more than 40 years of experience handling residential and commercial sewer system issues. We offer an excellent Sewer Inspection service. We find that the best solution in maintaining a top performing sewer system is regular inspection and early detection of problems.

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iStock_000022231527XSmallWhat is that Smell???

It smells like rotten eggs but you know all the Easter Eggs were found and accounted for and the dirty gym bag was left at school. So what is that smell??? Its sewer gas (methane gas) and it’s known by its very unpleasant odor. Sewer Gas can naturally occur and is a mixture of gasses that are produced and collected in sewage systems by the decomposition of organic household waste.

Sewer Gas is restricted from entering your home by plumbing traps (that funny looking pipe under the sink) which create a water seal and also by exhaust vents on the roof. If everything is working properly you should not be able to smell anything indoors. If you do, there a few things you should check.

1. Dry Traps: Because of lack of use the water in the trap under the drain has evaporated. This allows sewer gas to come through the drain into your room. To fix this problem pour a pitcher of water down the floor drain or run the tub/shower at least twice a month to prevent the traps from drying out.

2. Air Admittance Valve: A non functional air admittance valve will allow sewer gas smell to seep into your home. The Air Admittance valve also allows airflow to prevent a vacuum so you don’t end up with dry traps. If this is the case a plumber will need to install a new air admittance valve.

3. Cleanout plugs: If a cleanout plug is broken or missing it will leave a space for the sewer gas to bypass the water trap. Sometimes to clean sewer lines the plug is removed and not replaced. A technician will need to come out and install a new plug.

4. Toilets: If a wax ring seal between the toilet flange and the base of the toilet is broken sewer gas will find its way under the toilet. (Have you recently installed new flooring that would have caused the toilets to be reinstalled?)

These are just a few causes of sewer gas smell in your home. If you ever smell the “rotten egg” odor in your home call your plumber immediately to come and troubleshoot the problem and repair.

 

Installations-and-repairsPete’s Plumbing is a family owned and operate plumbing firm. We have more than 40 years experience with electric, gas and tankless water heaters. Our staff is standing by, ready to assist you with identifying the perfect on-demand water heater for your home. For immediate assistance please contact us today at 770-442-3934 or email us at (customerservice@petesplumbing.com) and let our Pete’s Plumbing family take care of your family!

 

Cities We Service: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Ball Ground, Berkeley Lake, Buford, Canton, Chamblee, Crabapple, Cumming, Dawsonville, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Freehome, Marietta, Milton, Mount Bethel, Mountain Park, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Plains, Sandy Springs, Sugar Hill & Woodstock.