How to Detect Smells in The House?
Identifying strange smells in a home is as difficult and unpleasant as you think it is. To correctly detect the smells it is important to identify the type of smell it is and then locate and pinpoint the source. Here are some common smells and their sources:
- Noxious smell = dead animals
- Urine or sewage smell = dry drains
- Fishy smell = burnt electrical component
- Rotten egg smell = a gas leak or a sewerage leak
- Musky, musty smells = mold
The best places to check for unpleasant smells in a home are moisture areas like the bathroom or kitchen, HVAC systems, drains and drainage pipes.
Why is my toilet leaking from the bottom?
The toilet leaks from the bottom either because the Tee bolts have come loose, or the wax ring that creates a water seal has broken. If the tee bolts have come loosen they need to be tightened properly with a wrench. However, if the wax seal has broken it needs to be replaced.
Can a clogged toilet cause a leak?
A clogged toilet will not cause a leak, especially not from the base. That is because there is a tight wax ring present that seals the toilet’s base to the floor, preventing an overflow of water. If a toilet has become clogged, it will present itself in different ways such as the bowl filling and spilling over.
Why do water pipes make noise?
There are a number of reasons why water pipes make noise. These noises are often indicative of plumbing issues. The common reasons include:
- When there is a pipe constriction
- When water overflows in the tank
- When the water flow is stopped abruptly in the middle of a rapid run
- When the water pressure is set too high
- When the PVC water pipes are poorly constructed
How to replace a broken bathtub drain stopper?
A broken bathtub drain stopper needs to be removed in order to be replaced. In order to remove it, you have to first identify which type of bathtub drain stopper it is. Amongst all available, the most common bathtub drain stopper is the toe touch, which requires the press of the knob by a toe to lock and stop the water from draining.
To remove the toe touch drain you need to pull the stopper in the ‘open’ position, hold the stopper and then turn it counterclockwise to disengage the shaft cylinder and unscrew it. Once it is unscrewed it can easily be removed and replaced with a new one.
How does a bathtub drain work?
A typical bathtub drain has two legs: one to the main drain opening and the other to the overflow drain opening. To open or close the drain, two different assemblies are available: a plunger-type and a pop-up type.
What is an overflow drain in a bathtub?
Just as the name sounds, an overflow drain in a bathtub prevents water from spilling out; in the event that someone leaves the faucet on or accidently overfills the tub.
What is an overflow valve for?
An overflow valve is used to maintain pressure control and protect lines, pumps and/or plant system from an excessive flow of pressure.
How Do I Get A Snake Down a Tub Drain?
Choosing the right of drain snake is very crucial. For most residential sink drain clogs, a drum style auger is an ideal choice. Ensure that the thumbscrew is securely tightened, take the drain apart and insert the snake following a clear horizontal path into the drain. This method is very effective when addressing all and any drain clogs.