Stinky Drain

7 years, 8 months ago 1
Posted in: Contractors

While inspecting the perimeter of a property today, I saw a pipe sticking out of the side of the house. There was black sludge on the brick and a bad odor. Obviously this is not common. Usually the only pipes stubbed out are for exhaust or a drip line for HVAC or water heaters.

After going inside, this pipe was located at the kitchen sink. So I went back outside and turned the water on at the street. Then I went back to the kitchen sink, turned it on, walked back outside and to my surprise, water was pouring out of the pipe. The kitchen sink literally drains straight outside.

I will have a licensed plumber investigate it. My guess is the drain is clogged, therefore the water is pushed through the clean out. If the clean out was capped, the water would have nowhere to go so the sink would fill up and overflow the sink.

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One Response

  1. tyler says:

    Sounds like exactly what the problem is. Should be a pretty easy fix for a plumber. Definitely something to keep an eye on.

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