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source of the smell

Posted by The Woodchuck Canuck on August 15th, 1999 02:04 PM
In reply to Sewer smell by Angie B on August 14th, 1999 08:31 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Angie,

What you smell is sewer gas. And cleaning your pipe will not prevent the smell from coming back up into your home unless you have a trap in your pipe that holds water. Just look under your kitchen sink (or any sink) and you'll see one of many differnet styles of p-shaped or u-shaped traps. These traps hold water and prevents the smell from entering your home. Hope this helps you.

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