Are Plumbing Odors A Sign Of Trouble? Yes!
Stinky plumbing is quite literally a sign of a larger plumbing problem. If you have odors coming from a sink, especially a sink that you don’t use that often, it could be a P-trap problem. This one is an easy fix. The P-trap needs to have water in it to prevent gases from seeping into the home. Simply run the water for a minute or so.
If odors are coming from a bathtub, the problem may be in biofilm buildup, which is the buildup of hair, body oils, soap, and shampoo. You may be able to solve this problem with a home remedy before calling us. Pour a cup of white vinegar and a cup of baking soda into the drain. Let it sit for a couple of hours, and then rinse it with hot water.
A more serious odor problem may be with a breached sewer line. Signs of a sewer line breach are sewage odors from the drains, pest problems, and gurgling sounds from the toilet. Call MN Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup right away if you suspect you have a sewer line problem.
Have You Checked Your Sump Pump Recently?
Your Sherburne County home’s sump pump is a vital appliance when it comes to flood prevention in your home. You want to make sure that it’s in good working order. Checking your sump pump is easy. Unplug both plugs to the pump. One plug is for the motor and the other plug is for the float switch. Plug back in the motor plug. If your sump pump doesn’t power on, you have a problem. Give us a call!
Remember, MN Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup is available 24/7 for any plumbing emergency. We also install and repair appliances, such as garbage disposals, washers, and dryers. So when you have a plumbing issue big or small in your Becker home, give us a call!