Toxic and Nontoxic Sewer Gases

Smell Sewer Gas in Your Home? East Bethel MNThe smell of Sewer Gas is not only extremely unpleasant, it can be toxic. Sulfur smelling sewer gas is made up of a complex combination of both Toxic and Nontoxic Gases. If you have an odor of sewer gas in your East Bethel, MN home it could be coming from your Septic System, blocked rooftop plumbing vent, basement floor drain or broken gas vent pipe in the wall. If anyone in the house is showing severe symptoms of Sewer Gas Poisoning they should evacuate the home and get medical care. For Septic System Issues you can call Licensed Septic Professional CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for a Septic Inspection or Septic System Repairs.


Sewer Gas Components

Potentially Harmful Sewer Gas is made up of a complex mixture of different components. Sewer Gas is made when household or industrial waste products decay and create a gas like combination. The level of danger from sewer gas depends on the level, source and exposure that an individual encounters. The two most Highly Toxic ingredients contained in sewer gas are Hydrogen Sulfide and Ammonia. Other, less toxic Sewer Gas Components may include the following list.

  • Methane Gas
  • Nitrous Oxides
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Sulfur Dioxide
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Gasoline


Health Effects From Exposure to Sewer Gas

When exposed to sewer gas you could end up with Sewer Gas Poisoning, Risk of Explosion, Asphyxiation, Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning or even Death. Symptoms of associated with sewer gas exposure include the following conditions.

  • Eye Irritation
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Loss of Smell
  • Dizziness
  • Memory Problems
  • Drowsiness
  • Sinus Infections
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Pneumonia
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death


Cause of Sewer Gas Odors

There are several different known causes of Sewer Gas Odors in the home. You could be experiencing a plumbing problem, blocked gas vent on the roof, broken sewer pipe, dry floor drain or sink trap, loose toilet, septic system malfunction or other source for the leakage of potentially harmful sewer gas into your home.


Licensed Septic System Professional

If you suspect that you have a Septic System Malfunction that is causing sewer gas to leak onto your property, call in a Licensed Septic Professional at CSI Custom Septic, Inc. The situation can be very hazardous with risk of Illness or Injury. Sewer Gas Poisoning can be fatal. If your home or septic tank reeks of a rotten eggs smell, CSI Custom Septic, Inc. can provide Septic System Repairs and Inspections to determine the cause of the gas leak before someone becomes ill or there is a significant risk of fire or explosion or someone dies.

In East Bethel MN, contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate on a Septic System Repair or Inspection at 763-218-4769