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Stop Bad Sewer Smells from Flooding Your Home

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When something smells bad, it’s a pretty safe bet that something isn’t right.

If you’ve tried to clean your smelly drains but there’s still a foul sewerage smell lingering in your home, it means there could be an issue with your sewer or drainage pipes that you shouldn’t ignore.

This is one of those problems you’ll want to take care of sooner rather than later because not only is it unpleasant, it can be dangerous to your health, especially if you choose to ignore it.

If you do ignore the smell, it is an issue that could potentially get worse the longer you leave it. In today’s article, we’re going to look at some of the possible causes of sewer smells and the best solutions for the problem.

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The bad odours in your home could be because of blocked sewer pipes

What should I do if there’s an odour in my home?

Once you notice the smell, your best bet is to follow your nose and try to locate where it’s coming from. The smell you need to be concerned about has an awful rotten egg odour that is difficult to miss. The one plus side of a strong smell is it’s pretty easy to follow to the source. Finding out where the smell originates will help you determine what the issue is and the severity of the problem.

The best places to look are:

  • Bathrooms
  • Toilets
  • Kitchen
  • Basements
  • Anywhere else with sinks or that uses water, like laundries
  • Ceiling and walls – look for signs of water damage or mould – if any materials are soft to the touch
  • Your yard, particularly any unexplained wet patches on the grass or soil

Don’t rule out the possibility that there is more than one place the smell is coming from, so do a quick survey of your house to double check.

If you can’t locate where the smell is coming from, call someone out to have a look. It’s better to solve pipe problems earlier rather than later, as water damage can eat away at the structure of your home, which can cost a lot more than fixing your pipes.

Signs your pipes are cracked or damaged

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A strong sewerage smell is a common sign your pipes are cracked.

Signs worth looking out for:

  • Water stains on walls or the ceiling
  • Damp patches on your lawn
  • Warped flooring or cracked cement
  • Toilet’s not flushing properly
  • Drains and bathes are slow to drain
  • Mould, especially if it is in the same area as the odour

Even if you don’t have any of the above symptoms, a foul sewerage smell isn’t something to ignore. Having a professional check out your pipes, sooner rather than later, could prevent further damage and save you money in repair bills.

So, let’s say you’ve realised that cracked or broken pipes are the problem. Does this mean you’ll need to dig up your property and replace your old pipes? Well, not necessarily…

Advantages of Pipe Relining

Pipe relining is a method of repairing cracked and damaged pipes without the need for digging.

Using keyhole technology, a textile liner is inserted into the broken sewage or drainage pipe. Through this process, a new pipe is created within the existing pipe. This creates a seal over any cracks and holes, meaning your pipes are once again functional. 

There are many advantages that Pipe Relining has over a complete pipe replacement including:

  • Quicker process and more convenient. Your pipes can be relined in under a day.
  • Stems leaks and prevents roots from growing into your pipes.
  • More affordable pipe repair solution.
  • Increases flow capacity of your plumbing.
  • Helps keep your pipes clean to avoid calcium build-up

We understand your pipes aren’t one of those things you can just have a quick look at, so we provide camera footage to show the work done on your newly relined pipes.

Pipe Relining is a Non-Invasive Solution

When it comes to stopping that sewerage smell from filling your house and ruining your day, pipe relining might be the easy, non-invasive solution you’re looking for. It’ll solve your leakage problems and have your pipes running like they should be.

Pipe relining provides a permanent fix to your broken pipe, and we offer a 35-year guarantee for our work. Though often out of sight and out of mind, your pipes are one of the most important parts of your home and are one of those features we take for granted until they suddenly malfunction.

The Relining Company has developed a reputation for friendly customer service and excellent workmanship.

With the latest keyhole technology, The Relining Company can examine cracked or blocked residential pipes to detect exactly what the issue is and offer an effective solution to the problem.

Get in contact with our friendly team if you have any queries about pipe relining or would like to book your free pipe relining consultation.

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