When plumbing issues are ignored or simply fixed with a temporary, do-it-yourself solution, the issues are only temporarily subdued. More expensive and dangerous problem may arise in the future (often sooner rather than later).
What is that SMELL?
If you are in your living room or basement, and you sometimes smell a rotting stench or something that resembles a sewage drain, then you have problem that needs attention. The gas you are smelling is most likely hydrogen sulfide, which is a type of sewer gas that is typically vented out of the building with a properly operating plumbing system.
How Sewage Smell Can Harm You
Even if the smell comes and goes, it can still be dangerous to your health. Call a licensed plumber to inspect and fix the problem. Prolonged exposure to this type of gas, even in small amounts, can cause serious health problems including:
- Functioning Problems like Head Aches, Fatigue, Irritability, Dizziness, & Memory Loss
- Sicknesses such as Sinus Infections, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia
What Could Cause Sewage Smell In My Home?
Problems can range from a small issue such as dried out water seal in the floor drain or a lack of vents or traps in your system; to a bigger problem like a clogged or broken pipe that is affecting your plumbing system to a point where it is allowing this sewer gas to leak into your home.
Regardless the severity of the problem at the moment you notice it, over time the issue will continue to grow until your home has extremely expensive damage, or your loved ones are afflicted with a severe medical issue caused by the toxic sewer gas.
As Soon As You Smell Sewage, Wrench It Up!
Even if you think you only smell the sewer gas once in your home, your body can quickly become desensitized to the smell. The sewer gas will still be present, even though you can no longer sense it. Over a long period of time, your plumbing problem will become worse, and you will reach a point in time when you wished you had called a plumber when you first noticed the problem.
Contact Wrench It Up so we can inspect any plumbing issue that you may have. We’ll give you an informative assessment of your situation, and our fully licensed and experienced plumbers will provide immaculate service at an affordable price. Our goal is to ensure your plumbing is working properly so that you are comfortable, healthy, and safe within your home.