Septic odors can be a home owner’s most feared smell with the exception of smoke. Depending on the type of system you have, whether a septic tank and drain field system or you are hooked up to the city sewer system, the odors typically smell the same. Septic odors emitting from either system is a sure sign of failure at some point in the system.
Both systems vent through the roof before exiting the house and draining into their prospective septic systems. The roof vent is essential in eliminate the gurgling that would usually occur from the displacement of air by the toilets and sink water draining out from the house into the septic tank of city sewer system. The direction of wind and the time of year can play apart in the direction the wind will carry the vented septic odor. Forget about eliminating the odors and gases emitting from your home, you can on the other hand install a septic vent filter that will drastically cut down on the odors caused by your system. Give your local plumber a call; he should be able to recommend a septic odor filter that is compatible with you septic vent.
Failing septic tank drain fields will produce a strong septic odor showing signs that the system is failing and on the other hand sewer lines leading out to the city sewer mail line will occasionally develop sags in the line from shifting soil and erosion causing cracks and leaks that will also emit strong septic odors.
Inspect your septic system on a regular basis and in the event you notice septic odors, call your plumber as soon as possible. Septic odors are toxic and can be dangerous to your family not to mention ruin a holiday party.