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Unpleasant smells in sewer systems happen from time to time. Some issues are minor and can be addressed by the homeowner. Others may have a more serious cause that requires the help of a professional. How do you know when you need a plumber to get rid of an odor in your home?
Plumbing Odors You Can Fix
If you notice an odor from a sink or bathtub, it could be caused by a dry P-trap. This is a fixture that’s designed to trap sink debris before it enters your plumbing system.
The P-trap should have water in it to prevent gasses from coming up into your home. If your P-trap is dry, then you may notice an odor. To fix, you can refill with water then check again to make sure there are no leaks. You can also pour a little mineral oil into drains that are not used often to slow water evaporation in the P-trap.
Plumbing vents empty at roof-level. These can become blocked by environmental debris including leaves and snow. Make sure yours is clear to prevent odors from building up inside your home.
Odors That Need a Plumber
If you suspect that there is a leak in your P-trap, then you may need the help of a plumber. We can verify the cause and replace the fixture as needed.
Mold and mildew tend to grow in damp places. If you notice an odor accompanied by mold or mildew, this could be a sign that a pipe is leaking under a sink or behind a wall. Call us right away to figure out the cause and correct it before it severely damages your home.
A pipe blockage can also cause odors. You can try household methods to break up a blockage. However, if these do not work or if the clog returns, you should consult with one of our professionals. Contact Putman & Son’s Plumbing now to find out what’s causing odors in your plumbing system.
You are the heart of our business. Thank you for choosing Putman & Son’s Plumbing for all of your plumbing needs.
We are experiencing frigid temperatures; colder than we have in a generation! Remember not only to keep your body bundled up properly to withstand the elements but provide your pipes special attention to keep them from freezing, particularly those sharing an outside wall. Trickling some water and adding insulation can go a long way in helping during this cold snap. For any plumbing emergency including frozen or bursting pipes, contact Putman & Son’s certified plumbers on our 24/7 emergency hotline.
The do-it-yourself movement has helped many people save money and expand their construction skills. While there is a satisfying feeling that comes with handling a job yourself, there are some tasks that should not be done this way. Installing or repairing a gas line for a stove or dryer is one example of a job that needs a professional touch. Why should you hire a plumber to work on gas lines in your Southeast Michigan home?
- A Plumber is a Gas Safety Expert – Pipes used for plumbing and those used in your natural gas system are very similar. That’s why plumbers are skilled when you need repairs or a new installation. A licensed professional knows how to work with safety in mind, so you stay safe while they finish the job.
- It May Be Illegal for You To Do It without a License – There are laws in many communities that make it illegal for anyone without a license to do this type of work. You could be breaking the law if you try to handle it on your own. You can contact a code enforcer if you have questions about local regulations.
- Protect Your Home from Devastating Damage – Gas lines for any purpose should be installed correctly, or the damage could be devastating. You will have to call a professional if you notice a leak, anyway. And if you don’t notice a leak, it could lead to an explosion.
The best way to install gas lines for stoves or dryers is with the help of an expert. Contact Putman and Son’s Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with a licensed, certified plumber in Southeast Michigan.
The New Year is here, and it’s a great time to show appreciation for the people who are important to us. At Putman & Son’s Plumbing, we want to extend our gratitude to our loyal customers who trust us to take care of their homes and businesses. We would also like to thank our hardworking staff who allow us to provide the best service to the community. We look forward to the opportunities that 2019 brings. We wish all of you a healthy and prosperous New Year filled with happiness and joy!