There are few more unpleasant phenomena in our apartment than the pervasive smell of sewers. Because no one likes to stink constantly, therefore, we want to find a solution as soon as possible. Although usually for the simplest reason, a channel we suspect clogging, often, however, the problem is from the design of the sewage network, as well as its construction. Consequently, it may occur, that the odor remains in the apartment even after cleaning the sewer.

Unpleasant odors

We wouldn't think so, de az életünket megkeserítő csatornaszag okai legtöbbször a channel tervezésének illetve kivitelezésének hiányosságaira vezethetők vissza. If any of the rubber seals slip aside during work, maybe the seal won't come in place, then there will be gaps at the joints of the pipes, which is especially the case now, can cause problems during the autumn rainy season. In this case, after a heavy shower or thunderstorm, the mud in the street ridge mixes, whose nasal squeezer stinks in our home. The lack of a seal does not impede the smooth flow of water, but through bad joints, the released gases can easily escape into our apartment, thus creating an unpleasant odor.

Air intake valve?

If the channel is poorly designed, then cleaning the sewer, even draining large amounts of water can cause odor problems. The pouring water mass can create a vacuum, capable of pumping water out of odor barrier media, that is, from the siphons, from floor drains.

In this case, the air intake valve is the solution, which can help equalize the vacuum in the tube. In many cases, however, it does, that they forget to incorporate this useful component. It would only cost a few thousand forints, so that unwanted odors do not bitter our daily lives. So if we notice, that the air intake valve is missing, then it may even be worthwhile to install it afterwards. (The absence of a valve is not only indicated by the continuous odor of the duct, but also that, if the kitchen, you hear a constant bubbling sound around the bathroom or toilet.) Of course, do not forget to maintain the valve regularly after that, which can be done with a soft cloth after disassembling the device. Be sure to avoid the valve with chemicals, with the fat, and with other lubricants maintenance, as this will only shorten the life of the part.

Csatornaszag a lakásban?!

It can be a treasure trove!

Another important means of protection against odors is the odor shut-off valve, a number of errors are commonly made in the installation and assembly of which. For example, if the flexible siphon tube is cut too short at the handwash, or - in the case of a floor drain - forget to replace the odor plug or pipe on the appliance. It is especially common in toilets, to dry out the odor barrier, which can also be the cause of odors. You should address these issues as soon as possible, with the help of a specialist, since the latter phenomenon may even indicate a crack in the faience!

Proper hygiene helps a lot!

Of course, it's not just the workmanship, but inadequate hygiene can also be a cause of odors. Because at the floor drain, in the sink, even deposits in the washing machine, remnants can also give off a nasal squeezing odor, therefore, regular cleaning of this equipment is essential. It is advisable to at least 1-2 clean these every month, to which the hot water and some vinegar and baking soda.

Be sure to call for professional help!

As we have seen, there may be several reasons for the unpleasant sewer odor. It follows that, that it cannot be said at the beginning of the work, how long it takes to detect the source of the stench. May, that 5 the problem is solved in minutes, but it can also happen, that it takes days to find the cause of the odor. It doesn't hurt to have some luck, for if the skilled eye of the specialist finds the problematic points in the pipeline, then we can escape the demolition work that costs tens of thousands of forints.

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