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How to Control Septic Odors in Your Home

Posted by ADB Septic on December 11, 2017

septic system odorsWhen your septic tank causes odors in and around your home, it can be a big problem. Especially during the holiday season, the last thing you’ll want is for your guests to walk into your home and get a big whiff of septic smell. If you’re having trouble with these odors, it’s important to handle the problem quickly before your whole home smells like sewage. Here are some tips to help control septic odors in your home.

Common Causes

If you’re experiencing septic odors in your home, there are a few different causes that might be to blame. An over-filled tank can lead to sewage and wastewater overflow, which can create odors in your yard. These odor-causing substances can also creep back up your drains, leading to odors inside your home.

Clogs in your drains can lead to dryness, which means smelly gases will not get soaked up and will seep into your home. Excessive rainfall that leads to flooding can also cause odors, as wastewater will flood into your yard before it is treated, creating a stench. To learn more about the common causes of septic odors in your home, click here.

Regular Professional Maintenance

The best way to ensure that your home stays odor-free is to perform regular maintenance on your septic system. Stick to a regular pumping schedule to prevent overflow, backups, and other issues that can lead to odors. Always call in a professional to perform this maintenance, as DIY maintenance can often lead to damage of your septic system that will cause odors.

Regular Inspections

In order to avoid issues with your septic tank, you should have it inspected regularly. Inspections will identify issues such as leaks in your plumbing or other issues that affect the functionality of your system. When your system is regularly inspected, you can fix these sorts of problems before they become severe and start causing odors in and around your home.

Fix Clogs and Backups Immediately

If you notice drains draining slowly or toilets flushing slowly, you might have a clog in your plumbing. When you notice warning signs of clogs and backups, you should clear out the clog immediately. When clogs are left alone, they will grow larger and eventually dry up your pipes, which will lead to odors in your home. It’s important to fix clogs and backups as soon as you notice them to avoid odors and other costly issue in your system.

Get Rid of Mold

If there is a clog or backup in your plumbing, it can lead to standing water in your shower or sinks. When there is standing water in these devices, it can often lead to mold, which can produce odors. If you have a clog that caused mold, it’s important to get rid of the mold in addition to clearing out the clog to ensure that there are no odors that linger in your home.


ADB Septic | Septic System Maintenance in CT

A.D.B. Construction & Septic Corp. is a septic services business in Manchester, CT. We proudly serve residential and commercial customers all over Hartford County and beyond with a full slate of services. With over 20 years of experience, we have completed countless projects of all scopes and sizes. Needless to say, there is nothing we can’t do when it comes to septic tanks, sewer systems, basement waterproofing, drains, and more.

If you have held off on getting your septic system pumped due to cost, don’t wait any longer. Call ADB Septic for a free estimate to discover how much it will cost to get your septic system back in tip-top shape.

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Topics: Septic Tank Odors, Septic System Odor Prevention

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