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Septic Odors in a New Home?

Septic odors in a new home could be the result of a ā€œPā€ Trap that has dried out. ā€œPā€ Traps are located under the sinks and they use a small amount of water that rests in the belly of the pipe to block gasses and odors from escaping into your home. The quickest way to stop these odors is to turn on the water spout and fill the drain line. This should fill the line with water closing off the…

What will cause septic tank and drain field odors?

What will cause septic tank odors? This article will give the reader some basic general advice on addressing and dealing with septic tank odors and the cause of septic odors in and around your home. It will also give you basic knowledge as to what is involved in maintaining septic tank systems and their drain fields. Maintaining a septic tank and drain filed can be a simple process if performed on a regular basis. Improperly maintained septic tanks and drain…

Septic Tank Odors

Odors coming from your septic system or leach field area are a sign that excess pressures are building up underground within your tank, lateral lines or drain field. Septic tanks and cesspit systems occasionally experience odors and in many cases, smells now and then are fairly normal. When the odors are consistent, you need to diagnose what is going on so as to avoid further damage or clogging. Your cesspit or septic tank chamber generally acts as a scaled down…