A clean and properly maintained sewer system should never allow odor to come back into the home. In other words, the main reason odors are coming out of your drains is poor maintenance. This being said, there are several things that will help you prevent bad smell from coming into your home.
Each drain should have a trap to block the sewer gases from coming into your house. However, these traps work only if they have water in them. In other words, if the trap is dry, then there is nothing that will stop sewer odors from coming out of the drains. So, the first thing that you need to do is pour some water in each drain you can find in your home. This includes your showers, sinks, bathtubs, floor drains, and even outdoor drains (if you have any).
If the odor is coming from your bathroom, then you probably have to replace the wax seal of your commode. Your toilet seat is placed on a wax ring that tends to wear out over time. Sewage gases can escape through damaged toilet seals. Luckily, replacing the wax ring is not as hard as you may think. You just have to unhook the seat from the tank, remove the screws that hold the commode in place, and replace the wax seal with a new one.
If you can’t find a solution to your odor problem, then you should hire a drain cleaning contractor. Perfection Plumbing of Riverside offers quality and reliable services at fair rates for all residents in Riverside CA. Our phone is (951) 228-0092. Call us for more information.