Pew! My Sink Drains Smell Awful!A residential septic system that is properly maintained should not smell. A bad smell inside or near your home is not a sign of good health. Smelly septic systems are caused by the presence of gasses, such as hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. These gases have pH levels that are too acidic to allow the microorganisms to digest organic matter in the tank, which causes the tank odor. These odors are not only unpleasant, but high concentrations of a mixture of these gasses may be explosive or toxic. Septic tank odors can be easily remedied with a few household products.

How to clean the overflowing sink: Check the overflow hole if your bathroom sink smells. This hole can be found either directly beneath the faucet or underneath it. This overflow is often clogged and allows odors into your bathroom. To remove the build-up, use a bottle brush or a mixture of bleach and water.

How to clean the drains in your sinks and bathtubs: Bathroom drains can be clogged with a variety of different materials. All these items, including hair shampoos and conditioners as well as toothpaste and soaps, can clog the drains. This buildup may lead to bacteria growth, which can produce odors. You can easily remove the buildup by using baking soda and vinegar. Baking soda and vinegar will react to bubbles. Repeat this process until you no longer smell the vinegar. This trick can be used as part of a regular cleaning schedule to keep your pipes odor free.

Check for leaks: Leaky pipes could be the cause of sink drain smells. Sewer smells may escape from a leaking pipe into your bathroom. Under the sink, look for signs of a possible leak such as water rings or standing water.

Blockage of vent stacks and drain lines leading to a septic tank: Sometimes vent stacks and pipes become clogged causing sewage gasses to back up in the house. It is recommended that you pump the tank every two to five years to keep it functioning and to prevent system failure.

Suspicion Of A Sewage Backup Or Drainage Pipe Failure

In any septic emergency, call Custom Septic right away. Don’t wait another minute. The professionals at Custom Septic will be happy to evaluate the issue and determine if a repair needs to be done. For all your septic needs in Minnesota, call (763) 218-4769, email, or sign up for an appointment online today!