The plumbing vents are responsible for eliminating sewer gasses and odor from the house to maintain neutral air pressure. These pipes ensure that the waste and water is flowing efficiently through the sewer line. Like other plumbing systems and pipes of your house, even these vents can encounter problems.Some common plumbing vent problems include clogged drains, leakages, cracks, poorly installed pipes, etc. Here are some easy to identify symptoms of plumbing vent problems in your house.
Slow drainage is the first sign of vent blockage. Observe the speed of water draining from the sinks, tubs, and toilets. If it consistently drains out slowly, you have clogged vent pipes. If more than one drain runs slowly, the problem is in the entire system and not just restricted to one particular drain.
Strong, Unpleasant Odors
Clogged plumbing vents can also lead to foul, sewage smell. Water in your sink’s U-shaped trap keeps sewer gas from infiltrating your home. But, if you experience a strong smell, it is clear that your plumbing is poorly vented. An unpleasant smell can seep up through drains and spread in the house. This smell of sulfur and methane can be hazardous to human health.
There shouldn’t be much noise coming when you flush a toilet or drain a sink, tub, washing machine, dishwasher, etc. But, if the pipes below these fixtures and appliances produce weird gurgling, rattling, or screeching sound, you probably have a partially clogged plumbing vent. It can also happen that you hear the sound from one drain when you use another one. The restricted airflow from the clogged vent causes this sound when water or waste is drained out.
When an object is in the trapway of the toilet bowl, the waste doesn’t get cleared with a single flush. Repeated flushes are required to clean the toilet. Also, the water in the bowl remains low consistently. Another reason for these two toilet issues is when you have a clogged or blocked sewer line. When plumbing vents are clogged, the right amount of pressure is not available to keep the water and waste flowing. Hence, it requires flushing 2-3 times to clear the toilet.
Extra Green Lawn
If you suddenly notice that a patch of your lawn looks greener than other parts of the lawn, there is a possibility of an underground sewer line leak. The sewage of your house can act as an organic fertilizer and provide nutrients to the plantation. This way, the plants or grass will appear to be healthier and greener.
Identifying the problem is easy but finding out the exact location of plumbing vent issues cannot be done without sufficient knowledge and experience. It can only be done by professional plumbers. You can contact our professional plumbers Edmonton if you observe any of these signs in your house. Our team will be there to repair or replace your vent system. Avoiding or ignoring plumbing vent problems can result in severe damages and costlier repairs later.