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Over the next few weeks, the Town will be cleaning the sewer lines, and this can cause the siphons in the houses can empty or dry out.

Please take note of the following recommendations:

The ventilation chimney (also called a plumbing vent) is the pipe that releases all the gases that form in the pipes. In general, the vents direct gases to the roof of the house, so that the odours do not bother its occupants. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can prevent the vent from fulfilling its purpose. Under these circumstances, the gases will remain trapped in the house and malodorous fumes (sometimes even toxic and flammable) could come out through the drains.

It is therefore essential to see to the maintenance of your ventilation chimney and to thaw the vent when the situation requires it.

Another thing to check when you have odours in the house is the drain. The drain can also be faulty: perforated, dry, dislocated… It no longer plays its role of defensive wall against odours.

The best way to counteract these odours is to block their access by adding 1 litre of water to all the drains on all floors in the house.

Find all your floor drains in the basement, shower drains and sink drains.

The following example shows you the steps to follow:

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