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Category: Septic Systems

Information related to septic systems, septic tank cleaning, septic tank design, and septic tank maintenance.

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Common Solutions for Sewer Smell

One of the common complaints we at All About Plumbing & Septic receive from customers in the Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area is about sewer smell. This is the not-so-subtly named issue of your home suddenly smelling more like a sewer than you’d like it to. Luckily, this is usually not as terrible a plumbing issue as you might expect. The source of the foul odor is probably readily identifiable from a short list. Sewer smell can sometimes be a DIY fix, although other times it will best be remedied by a visit from your trusted plumber.


Basically, a properly functioning plumbing system maintains the water pressure in your home through a balanced array of vents and drains. Water in the pipes blocks air traveling through them. If the pressure is adequately maintained in your pipes, there will be no room for the yucky aromas to find their way up from the sewer into your house. If you have an older system that lacks the proper traps in your sink setup, then fortunately this situation can be fixed by a plumber such as All About Plumbing & Septic. Rather than a straight angle pipe going from the sink to the ground, a U-shaped trap can be placed in-line that makes the water linger in that part of the plumbing after it leaves the sink. This is one way to maintain the right kind of pressure in the pipe in order to guard against sewer smell.


Anything that can let air in where it shouldn’t get, can be responsible for this problem. Vent lines and traps are both important parts of the plumbing system that when malfunctioning can cause unwanted scents to enter your home. If a trap goes dry, such as one connected to a floor drain, it can lose its seal. In some cases this can even be a quick fix – just pouring an amount of water down the affected drain could do the trick. If the vent line is the problem (usually associated with a gurgling toilet or sink) there could be a solid object such as a dead animal afflicting it. If you suspect this is the cause, please call a professional plumber. There can be any number of other reasons for what is causing your plumbing to act up, from the seal around the toilet to the quality of old pipes. If you need advice, All About Plumbing & Septic can solve your home plumbing problems in Asheville, North Carolina.

How to Choose a Professional Plumber

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Well Systems

Whether it’s a plumbing emergency or time for an annual preventative maintenance inspection, you want professional plumber, yet affordable plumbing. Rest easy. All About Plumbing and Septic, serving Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, offers the following tips on what to look for in a plumbing service company.

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Water Conservation Tips for Home Septic Systems

Sure you’ve heard that conserving water is the thing to do, but have you considered the implications of doing so for your septic system? Don’t yawn just yet, because we’re about to share a few tips that will save you money in the short and long run. And money saved is exciting because you get to spend it on, well, whatever you want, instead of the water bill. All About Plumbing is your go-to plumbing service company in the greater Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area. We’re here to help you with all your plumbing needs.

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Sewer Smells in Your Home

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Sewer Smells in Your Home

There are several reasons why you could have sewer smells in your home or business. We’re not talking about the lingering odor that Uncle Billy left in the bathroom, but something even more sinister than whatever he ate for lunch. It’s that sewer scent you notice when the house has been closed up for a few days, or when you haven’t opened the windows in a while. It’s not usually overpowering, but most definitely a problem. All About Plumbing, which serves the greater Asheville and Hendersonville area, has the expertise to fix those malodorous aromas in your home or business.

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Septic System Maintenance

Septic System Maintenance
Septic System Maintenance

Strange as it may sound, it’s time for spring maintenance for your private septic system, including the septic tank and whole septic system. Although there are a few things you can do yourself, such as finding the drain pipes to the septic tank, you’ll need a professional to assess the stability of your system and pump the sludge out of the tank. All About Plumbing and Septic is your go-to company for all plumbing service in the Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area.

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All About Plumbing & Septic
5521 Old Haywood Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
PO Box 1041
Hendersonville, NC 28793





Since 2011

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All About Plumbing & Septic is a proud family business with a passion and commitment to providing the best and most professional plumbing and septic service repairs in the industry. Our goal is to be honest, friendly, and courteous to all of our customers with the utmost respect to their homes and property while providing the highest quality services. We are here to improve and better our community through our services and interactions.