Sewer Gas Leak Repair and Detection Services
Your home is your sanctuary. No one wants their home to smell like rotten eggs. Besides being a very unpleasant smell, it is usually the first sign you may have a problem with escaped sewer gas.
While sewer gas is unpleasant at its lower levels, it’s a very real health and fire hazard at its higher levels.
Trust your nose! If you smell sewer gas, you should never ignore it or try to solve the problem yourself. Call in a professional plumbing service like The Plumber Guys to track its source and solve the issue as soon as possible.
Just What Is Sewer Gas?
Sewer gas is a by-product of toxic and nontoxic gas that comes from the chemical breakdown of human waste. It can occur in either a home or a commercial setting. When breakdown takes place, several gases are released, including hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, and carbon dioxide.
Both methane and carbon dioxide are considered greenhouse gases. While not toxic, they can be highly flammable. Hydrogen sulfide is, however, both toxic and flammable.
Though the scent of rotten eggs is often the first and most telltale sign of sewer gas leakage, there are other signs of sewer gas leakage aside from odor. You may also experience physical symptoms such as tiredness, headache, nausea, and dizziness.
How Sewer Gas Escapes
Plumbing fixtures like floor drains, sinks, and laundry tubs come equipped with water traps, usually called P-traps or S-traps. These traps prevent water from evaporating from waste and keep the formation of gas at bay. Sewer gas leaks happen when a trap becomes dry or when physical damage occurs to your plumbing, such as a crack or blockage in a drain.
A gas leak can also be traced to your septic tank, sewer line, or blocked roof vent. Even erosion of the wax ring in your toilet can cause sewer gas to escape. Whatever the source, The Plumber Guys can correct the problem.
Sewer Gas Detection is Crucial
We will often conduct a smoke test to track the source of gas. In this test, colored smoke is sent through a roof stack while drains are sealed off. Any escaping smoke pinpoints the source of the leak.
Another tool we may use is a line inspection. Using a small video camera inserted into your sewer line or water pipes, we can get a good look inside these structures to check for cracks or blockages.
How We Can Fix & Prevent Future Sewer Gas Problems
Once the problem has been identified, our team of experts will discuss the extent of the problem and offer solutions to correct the issue and avoid future problems.
Sewer gas leakage is not something you can ignore. It is something you would want professional help with. Call The Plumber Guys today at the first sign of trouble before your sewer gas problem escalates. You can reach us at 866-625-0153 to set up a prompt appointment for an inspection and an estimate.
Be assured that all our professionals are licensed and vetted for top service and your safety. It’s one reason why we get 5-star reviews.
Your home should be a place where you feel most safe. You can confidently rely on The Plumber Guys to fix your sewer gas problems soon and leave you with a sense of security.