I have a bad "sewer gas (odor)" smell in my home. What should I do?

The most common way sewer odor can enter your home is through sewer drains in your home. The drains that connect to your home have a trap, a "p" or "s" curve, in them that holds water and prevents sewer odor from coming into the home. Sometimes that trap in the drain dries out and allows sewer odor to enter. This happens most frequently in little used drains and more often in the colder months when heating the home causes dry air which allows evaporation of the water in the traps. Pour a gallon or two of water in each drain to replenish the water in the trap and ventilate the home to remove the odor. This usually solves the problem. If the problem persists, call the Sanitary District to check the District's main line for problems before calling a private sewer contractor. 

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1. What does the Sanitary District charge for checking or cleaning the District main line and are there any restrictions on what the District can do for me?
2. What are the hours I can call for Sanitary District assistance to check or clean the District main line servicing my home?
3. The drains in my house are plugged or draining slowly. What should I do?
4. I have a bad "sewer gas (odor)" smell in my home. What should I do?
5. I have a problem with my sewer billing. Who should I call?
6. I have water backing up into my home from my sewer drains. What should I do?
7. There is flooding in the street in front of my home or at an intersection near me during a storm event. Who should I call?
8. Do I have to be home when the Sanitary District checks the main line?
9. I am digging on my property. Can you tell me where the sewer line from my house to the District's main is located?
10. I want to connect to the Sanitary District main sewer line. How do I go about this?