PROBLEM: SEWAGE ODORS – INDOORS

Risks:

Toxic gases can cause discomfort or illness

Potential Causes:

  • Improper plumbing
  • Sewage surfacing in yard
  • Sewage backup in house
  • Unsealed basement sewage pump
  • Roof vent pipe frozen shut
     

Potential Remedies:

  • Repair plumbing
  • Pump septic tank and check pump(s)
  • Add water to drain traps
  • Tighten seals on pump(s) and cleanout(s)
  • Thaw roof vent