Ew! What’s That Stench?!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Is it the garbage can? Did someone go to the bathroom? Maybe it’s the litter box. Either way, something smells, and of course, you want to get to the bottom of it. But, have you ever considered that this unpleasant scent could be coming from your drainpipe? That’s right: problems with drains or sewer lines can end up leading to quite an awful scent!

But, why does this happen?

Well, there are plenty of reasons why you might experience a foul odor coming from one or more of the drains in your home, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you. So, grab your nose plug and keep reading to find out more!

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How to Landscape Your Property to Protect the Sewer Line

Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the biggest dangers to the sewer line that runs under your property—that vital pipeline responsible for taking the wastewater from your home and into the municipal sewer system—is trees and shrubs. An elm with spreading branches may look lovely on the front yard, but its deep-burrowing roots can end up as a disaster for the sewer line. Plant roots tends to move toward areas of warmth, moisture, and high nutrients, which often leads fast-growing roots right into the sewer pipeline. Root infiltration can lead to a blocked or cracked line and serious problems for a home.

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These Items Can Cause Clogging and Damage to Your Sewer Line

Monday, August 10th, 2015

We’ve written before on this blog about items that you must never put down your garbage disposal. We’re going to tackle a broader topic today: items that should never go down any of your drains or be flushed down one of the toilets. Any one of the following can lead to major problems in the sewer line leading from your home to the municipal system (or in some cases, to a septic tank) as well cause damage to a sewage pump. Clogs in the sewer line will cause huge issues in your home and require professionals to provide extensive sewer cleaning.

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