What to Do if Sewer Gas Invades Your Home

Updated on Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Do you suspect that sewer gas has invaded your home? Wait no longer! Immediately have our plumbers in London check your sewer system, as sewer gas can be very dangerous to your health. 

Sewer gas is actually composed of hydrogen sulfide, which in low concentrations can cause the irritation of the eyes and nose, and in high concentrations can even lead to a rapid death or explosion.

If you feel your home might be invaded by sewer gas, leave the premises at once and have a professional plumber in London fix the problem as soon as possible.

Causes of sewer gas leakages in London

When our plumbers in London detect sewer gas on some properties, a lot of times this can be caused by a small issue, like a dried out water seal in the drain of a floor. However, in other cases, it might be signaling a bigger problem. This could be a vent stack or a damaged sewer. Depending on the cause of the sewer gas leakage, diagnosing the issue may be a simple or a more complex procedure.

Because the presence of hydrogen sulfide can be dangerous even at low levels, do not hesitate to get professional help for this issue, as the problem will not go away by itself. 

Even if sometimes you might feel that the smell comes and goes, it is imperative to have a professional take a look at the sewer system in your home.

Where can sewer gas be detected in London?

When detecting a sewer gas leakage, our London plumbing experts will check the following locations:

•    The traps of the house to ensure the sewer water seal is appropriate;
•    The roof, where all the vent stacks are checked for any clogging;
•    The toilets: in some cases, the bowl wax rings of the toilets need to be reinstalled, as they might get worn out and allow the sewer smells to invade your home;
•    In case the house has a slab foundation, our local plumbers will verify if there are any sewer leaks in the pipes that go into the foundation or under it. If that is the case, a smoke test might be required.

If you feel your house has any sewer smells, it is imperative to get in touch with our plumbers London
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