Tips for Reducing Household Sewer Odor
The “p” trap (example at left) under every sink, tub and floor drain is a water barrier that keeps sewer odors from coming back into your home. Normal use will keep the “p” traps full of water.
Don’t make any plumbing hook-up straight into the house-side sewer. Always install a “p” trap.
Periodically run water through drains that aren’t used as often, such as floor or garage drains or utility sinks. A gallon of water poured into drains will be enough to fill a trap.
If the odor persists please call the Wastewater Department at 440-237-5010 to have a representative visit your home.
After water drains from a sink or tub, the "p" trap remains filled, thus preventing gases from entering your home.