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Sewer odors emanating from roof vents can be offensive. We recommend purchasing and installing a unit similar to the one below on all sanitary roof vents. To learn more, click the picture above
Notice a Sewer Odor Inside?
Each plumbing fixture (toilet, sink, shower, floor drain, etc.) is connected to this system of pipes that carry the wastewater to the sanitary sewer. Each one of these connections has the potential to have (and most do have) a “trap” to keep odor from coming rising back through the pipes into your house. If you do notice a sewer odor in your home, be sure to check all of these traps by pouring water down each drain and check for odors after a brief period of time. Connections that are not often used, such as guest bathrooms or any fixture not in use while on extended leave, have a greater potential to have this occur.
If you have checked the traps in your house and are continuing to notice a sewer odor, the next place to check would be the wax ring connecting your toilets to the flange. This wax ring acts as a barrier for sewer gasses and when installed incorrectly can lead to not only a lack of odor control, but can cause contaminated water leakage. Be sure to check the wax rings on newly installed, and dated toilets if you continue to smell a sewer odor in your home.
How Much Is That Lawn Tree Worth?
In municipalities across the country lawn trees are responsible for up to 60% of the infiltration/inflow to sanitary sewers due to root invasion of sanitary laterals. If our inspectors find tree roots in your lateral during the revolving seven (7) year inspection cycle, you will be required to repair the damage. HSE provides a listing of acceptable trees with recommended distances from sanitary sewers. Except for possible HOA requirements, the City of Fishers does not require the homeowner to maintain a lawn tree. The City does however, presently require maintenance of curb trees. To avoid costly repair work to your lateral confirm the separation distance is adequate. The Homeowner is responsible for their sanitary pipe (lateral) which connects to the mainline sanitary sewer.