One of the most effective and simple ways of tracking down lingering stench from sewers is the use of smoke tests. A piece of equipment that is specialized to perform this test is used. We pump a white smoke that is non-toxic into your sewer, which goes on to reveal broken connections, cracks or bad seals in the sewer system.

Often, the smell from a sewer is traced to irregularly used drains with dried up traps. In cases where this solution does not work out, tracing the smell becomes a huge task. That is exactly why we make use of visual proof. Sharing many similarities to the inspection camera system, it makes use of the sight. The use of this system reveals as much as a hairline crack in a pipe, which is hidden beneath the floor or behind a wall. Such cracks are almost undetectable except with the use of a smoke test machine.

Our team at TRUST ROOTER is fully equipped with this equipment and we possess the expertise in carrying such operations out. In most cases, the repair done is simple and minimal to complete after detection of the smell with the aid of the smoke detection equipment. You can contact us today at (833) -346-8787

We perceive a foul odor whenever we flush our toilet. The stench permeates through the building and smells like rotten fish. Is it possible that the sewer pipe leaks? How do we get to solve this?

In general, when a foul odor emanates from your toilet, it is because the wax ring of the toilet is not seated on the floor or the toilet. When water is put into it, the air has to be pushed out first, resulting in the smell. Without sealing the pipe, the air is forced into the room, between the toilet bottom and the floor rather than down, through the pipe. As a result of the space occupied by both air and water in the pipe, water cannot go down without taking the air out. On average, the air is sent out through the main vent and roof, if the roof is blocked as well, the air has nowhere to go. Eliminating the odor from the bathroom requires clearing debris off the main vent and resealing the toilet.

A foul odor emanates from a bathroom we get to use only when people visit. What can be done about it? It is an embarrassing situation.

The trap fixtures attached to plumbing systems are designed for the prevention of the escape of foul odors into the house. Water is held in the traps to seal these odors out, but the odor gets into the house if the seal evaporates. This problem can be easily stopped by pouring water into the trap, shower, floor drain, and sink. The foul odor will be barred from entering into the building.

My garbage disposal emits a foul odor. What odor remover is used to prevent such foul odor?

The buildup of food debris is responsible for the foul odor around those areas. You can remove this odor by placing orange or lemon peels in such areas. After about 30 seconds, turn a little dish detergent over, into the disposal. Run cold water for about 30 seconds into the drain to clean the debris that results from the removal of odors. Finally, run cold water.

Water and a foul odor seeps from the floor drain in the basement housing my washer and dryer. This takes place when I do my laundry, what can I do?

Typically, the flow-back of water and odor indicates a blocked vent or line. All you need to do is get the clog out of the way with the aid of a professional or a hand auger. As the cleaners would take effect on the lower part of the horizontal-pipe regions and settle at the bottom, making use of liquid drain cleaners would not be effective. Acid-based cleaners are also not suitable for pipes produced with steel since acid has the ability to eat through galvanized zinc-coated layers; hence, paving the way for corrosion. This applies to cast iron pipes as well, which has its core iron surface exposed when acid cleaners are used.

Why does my sewer smell through the sink of the kitchen on the use of a dishwasher? Even if there is a disposer in the sink

It is more likely that the vent or pipe drain found inside the wall is blocked if a smell emanates from the kitchen sink on the use of a dishwasher. If the vent found on the roof is clogged, a backpressure is formed when water is introduced into the pipe, slowing the water down and eventually clogging the pipe. To ensure that water gets into the pipe, there must be a vent opened in the roof. This pipe is attached to the drain, which leads up to the roof, rather than running down the city. Air and water occupy the pipe’s volume, to get water in the pipe, the air must be pushed aside. The pressure is redirected to the roof by the vent at the same speed of the flowing water. So, whenever the vent or drain is clogged, the water has no place to go, unless it forces air, which combines with sewer gas back into the room.