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February 17, 2017


Plumbers Talk about 4 Possible Problems with Plumbing Vents

Your home’s plumbing vents are responsible for maintaining neutral air pressure within the entire plumbing system. Aside from that, they also prevent sewer gases and odor from accumulating in the house by dispelling them outside of your home. Because of their important role, plumbing vents must be kept in good working order always. Unfortunately, these plumbing features can encounter problems from time to time.

Some of the common plumbing vent problems you may face are listed below. If you observe any of them, don’t hesitate to contact your trusted Edmonton plumber straight away.

1. Slow drainage

A drainage that drains slowly is your first sign of a plumbing vent problem. If the problem is not just restricted to one particular drain, then your entire plumbing system is at risk. Have a plumber check your vents to see what’s wrong.

2. Foul odors inside the home

A strong, unpleasant sewer smell is the biggest sign of clogged plumbing vents. If you consistently experience a strong smell coming from your drains, your plumbing is poorly vented. The smell of sewage inside the house is harmful to your health, so if you have this problem, call a plumber immediately.

3. Gurgling noise as water drains

A working drainage system shouldn’t make noise as water empties into it. If you hear gurgling sounds coming from one drain when you open another, it could mean that the vent serving both drains is blocked, and the air is getting sucked through the other vent. The restricted airflow from the clogged vent is what’s causing the gurgling sound as water or waste drains out.

4. Repeat flushes

When something is blocking the vent connected to your toilet, the waste doesn’t get cleared with a single flush. As such, you’ll need to keep flushing until the waste clears. Also, you may notice that the water level in the bowl is lower than where it should be. Both problems could mean that your system doesn’t have the right amount of pressure to keep the waste and water flowing—a possible sign of clogged plumbing vents.

Identifying a plumbing vent problem is easy, but finding out where exactly in the system the problem lies is impossible without adequate knowledge and experience. Contact professional Edmonton plumbers such as Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. once you spot these problems in your house.

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