Sewer Gas


Old 12-27-00, 08:21 AM
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When the temperature outside drops below 0 and then warms up we get an awful smell of sewer gas mostly around the kitchen sink. The plumber we have consulted has no suggestions. Any ideas? Our house is a modular built in 1998.
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Old 12-27-00, 12:15 PM
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Check to see if you have a leak in your trap under the kitchen sink, or a leak in a drain line under the house.
If you don't, check the nearest roof vent pipe over the kitchen area for a clog caused by leaves, debris, etc.
Clean it out/flush it out with a water hose. Sometimes a partially clogged vent will cause the sewer-gas-trapping water to siphon out of the trap.
If the clog is really bad, you may need a plumber's snake to break it up.
Good Luck!
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