It’s never a fun time to have a sewer smell in your home or business. Sewer smells, especially a rotten egg smell in your home, can signify a drain line issue that is causing a sewer gas leak in your sewer system.
Water backing up from a floor drain typically indicates a blockage or clog in the drain line rather than the floor drain itself. When there is a blockage in the main sewer line drain and water is routed down a drain from an overhead fixture, the water will back up until it finds another way out.
When you turn on the faucet, flush the toilet, or take a shower, you probably don’t think about where all of your home’s plumbing is connected. The drain lines and pipes in your home connect to the main sewer pipes outside your home.
Colder weather affects a home’s entire plumbing system, which can cause stress on your water heating system during the winter. When exposed to lower temperatures, your system is put under strain because it must work harder and longer to provide hot water for your home.
Your home’s water pipes are your plumbing system’s veins. Taking steps to extend the life of your pipes is the most effective approach to ensure the entire system operates more efficiently and lasts longer.