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Deal with Bad Odor

How to Deal with Bad Odor Coming Out from Your Septic Tank

If you own a septic system, you may sometimes notice unpleasant smells. These odors often stem from gas by-products formed during the breakdown of waste by anaerobic bacteria in the tank.
Common gases include carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen sulfide, which has a “rotten egg” smell. These gases can be toxic, irritating, and even flammable, with incidents of septic tank explosions reported in places like Barcelona and the United States.
While these gases usually don’t reach dangerous concentrations outdoors, they can still be bothersome. Here’s how to deal with them.
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