For over 5 years now at our FedEx location we have had an array of plumbing issues and some examples are as follows:
- Clogs and bacteria – Hair, food, the substance that I often refer to as “gunk,” grease and other debris created clogs in pipes where bacteria builds up, and an odor is released.
- Sewer smells – Sometimes sewer gas can rise up through the drains if there are empty drain traps.
- Pipe blockage – Drain pipes and sewer vent pipes can become clogged. • Water issues – Sulfates in the water can cause water to smell. This is characterized by a rotten egg smell.
- Mold or mildew – Mold and mildew can build up and once remedied can still create smells.
- Plumbing error – Sometimes mistakes are made and missing traps or vents can cause a smell. Leaks and rotting drain tubes are things that can cause odors in the drain as well. Even after these errors have been repaired, the smell can still linger a bit.
“How have we remedied these odors at the Fedex Niles location?”
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Mark Daniels, Technician