Sewer Odor | Odor Detection
Do you have a reoccurring sewer odor problem in your home, building, or restaurant that you have been unable to stop or locate?
HydroScout specializes in pinpointing the origin of dangerous and unpleasant hydrogen sulfide gas (sewer Gas). Sewer gas (H2S) is heavier than air, is a colorless flammable gas that often causes headaches, irritation to nose, throat and eyes, can cause allergic/sickness type symptoms, and exposure in confined spaces with very high concentrations can even cause death.
Sewer gas, at the common lower concentration levels, has a very unpleasant rotten egg smell. If you have ever driven by a local sewage treatment plant or by an open sewer manhole, you may be familiar with the smell of sewer gas.
H2S gas is created from a combination of methane and sulfur gases released from the bacterial break down of waste products that are continually being carried away from your home or building by the building's sewer drains. One common characteristic of sewer gas is that the unpleasant smell is worse on some days and can often seem to come and go throughout the day.
The frequency that you smell sewer gas inside a structure can be affected by a number of factors such as: current weather conditions, usage, and the layout of your sewer drainage system in relationship to the local city sewer system. The problem is not the presence of sewer gas within your sewer pipes, but hidden "faults" or "breaks" in your building's sewer system that allow the odor that moves through the pipes to permeate the living space of your home or building.
Finding these faults using traditional methods is virtually impossible because 95% of your plumbing drains are not exposed; they are located behind walls, under concrete floors, and above finished ceilings.
Through the use of special tools and a series of non- intrusive, specialized tests, the team at HydroScout will locate any fault in your plumbing system, even down to the size of small crack or screw hole.