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    Strange smell in gutters


    There is a strange smelling excrement in my gutters. How can I safely remove this? Or should I ask a professional to come by and deal with it? I don’t mean because it’s disgusting but because I don’t know if it’s safe too as I’ve no idea what animal it has come from.

    Asked by Kamil on 13th Dec 2021
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    Vassy Ltd

    "Drains are responsible for the transportation of toxic waste through the septic system. The most common cause of clogged drains is sewage backup caused by items that shouldn’t have been poured or flushed. If not addressed, the clog can continue to decompose and produce an extremely foul smell in your home."

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Garden Aspects

    "The smell is most likely to be stagnant water, leaves moss etc, also some bird droppings"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    "The plumbing vent, also known as a vent stack, helps regulate the air pressure in your plumbing system. Just as drain pipes remove water and waste from your home, the plumbing vent pipe – also known as a plumbing air vent – removes gas and odours. It also allows fresh air into the plumbing system to help water flow smoothly through the drain pipes. However, no water runs through the plumbing vent pipe. It is a vertical pipe attached to a drain line and runs through the roof of your home. The vent stack is the pipe leading to the main roof vent. It channels the exhaust gases to the vent and helps maintain proper atmospheric pressure in the waste system. The vent stack may have become blocked or damaged this is one of several possibilities that would need investigation."

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "The answer to your question is ether bird 🐦💩 old water and moss/weeds which is safe to remove you just need gloves"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    all locks limited & property maintenance

    "my advice would be to call a professional person round"

    Answered on 3rd Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Dynamic Build It

    "I advise cleaning the channels from debris and pouring a strong acid-based chemical available at most hardware stores to attack the hard areas."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Karol Siwek

    "I don't really think that is required a specialist to clean them, however, I may be wrong.
    In your case I will do this:

    I will research on Google "smelling gutters", "what makes gutters smelly", "how to keep guttering smelling free" etc. To get some more information about problems, and simply learn about them.

    As a bonus
    You can check on YouTube "cleaning gutters guidance" or "how to clean gutters" I think they will have some sort of advice to help you"

    Answered on 14th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Tripple L Plumbing And Building Services

    "The only way to have this smell gone is to professionally get the gutters cleared."

    Answered on 28th Dec 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Glitz Decorators

    "it is always beSt to seek professional advice unless you know someone in the trade"

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "Hi Kamil, you should call a handyman to clean your gutter ( may he will need to disconnect the pipe from the gutter to locate dead animal)"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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