Knowing how a dry P-trap can cause Sewer Gas Odors

Drain Trap

Blog Highlights:

  • People can easily mistake offensive odors within the home for sewer gas smells
  • Tracking the source of the smell is crucial when it comes to identifying the reason behind it
  • A dried-out or empty P-trap is one of the most common causes of sewer gas odors
  • A P-trap with a proper vent is used to prevent sewer gasses from leaking into the home
  • Proper ventilation is important, otherwise, draining will cause the push and pull of air on the P-trap, allowing sewer gasses to leak
  • Bathrooms, kitchen sinks, and showers that have been unused for months can have a dried-out P-trap