As you can see from the above list, if you are smelling sewer gas in your home, you should do something about it. So, what are some of the more common causes for sewer gas to leak? Here are a few of them:
- Dried out plumbing fixtures and plumbing traps. The lack of water barrier in a dried plumbing trap will cause sewer gases to leak back into the home.
- Bathrooms, toilets and sinks that are not in use very often especially in periods of dry weather.
- Cracks in ventilation pipes and plumbing drains
- Cracks in foundations
- Plumbing vents positioned too close to air intakes
- Wind and air flow around the home
From this list we can see that there are a variety of reasons why sewer gas could leak into your home. We’ve also seen that it could pose a danger to the home’s occupants. Do not ignore sewer gas leaks but make sure you have them checked out by a professional.