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If Your Home Smells Like A Sewer, Does This Mean That The Sewer Is Backed Up?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If Your Home Smells Like A Sewer, Does This Mean That The Sewer Is Backed Up?

It goes without saying that your home should never smell like a sewer. When this happens, many homeowners assume they need plumbing repairs or sewer cleaning services. Luckily, this problem is often much more easily fixed. Knowing what causes the problem and what you can do about it can help you take care of your home and may save you money in plumbing fees. If your home smells like a sewer, does this mean that the sewer is backed up? Often a sewer smell is not indicative of a sewer backup. If your home starts to smell like sewer water, a likely reason is that the water has dried up from a plumbing P-trap. How does water in the plumbing P-trap prevent sewer gas from entering your home? A P-trap is a squiggly pipe that is a standard part...

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