What Causes Commercial Pipe Odors?

Unpleasant pipe odors can cause problems for commercial properties in various ways. Foul smells can turn away customers, make conditions unbearable for employees, or cling to interiors. Commercial properties need to be maintained.

There are several causes of pipe odors. Fluid leaks are one common reason, but pipe clogs can also create pungent odors. Whenever your commercial property is overcome with such smells, the cured-in-place pipe method (CIPP) is your best bet.

CIPP is a type of trenchless restoration process for damaged or obstructed pipelines. Essentially, this is a no-dig solution to your problem. CIPP involves the use of a textile liner tube and liquid resin. Once in place, the combination of materials cures, providing a tight fit against the existing pipe. In the case of pipe odors, CIPP allows restoration that is more cost-effective than standard, open-cut techniques.

Pipe Odors from Clogs

Pipeline systems are prone to the occasional clog. Rodents, plant life, and pipe cave-ins are all culprits in this scenario. Once clogged, a pipe will quickly become backed-up. This allows bacteria to fester and create unpleasant odors. As a result, you’ll need to find the afflicted area and get to work.

CIPP is a non-disruptive process that can fix your issue. If the damage is severe, then CIPP will involve the inversion of a felt tube, one saturated with a catalyst and thermosetting resin. The tube is then installed into the damaged pipe with water or air pressure.

Once the liner has pushed through the current conduit, a tight fit plus heat creates a “pipe inside a pipe.” In certain cases, pipes with diameters between 75mm and 2500mm can be rehabilitated in less than 48 hours. Regardless, with a cleaned-out or repaired pipe, those bad odors will begin to disappear.

Trapped Fluids

On occasion, fluids can become trapped in or around pipe systems. Despite being underground or out of sight, these fluids can lead to gradual odors that overtake the location. For commercial properties, this is bad news.

Whenever this happens, you’ll have to uncover the area to clean up. Since we’re talking pipe odors, chances are those very pipes are not easy to reach. In traditional cases, contractors will evaluate how much land or property needs to be removed. In order to do a proper job, the environment might suffer from tear-up actions.

Conveniently, CIPP is a process that can be used for pipes in any location or configuration. Using CIPP means less environmental damage, even when the job involves multiple pipe transitions and bends. A contractor can reach the affected pipe and clean or replace what’s there. Finally, CIPP is a cost-effective solution. While traditional excavation methods once served us well, CIPP is the modern restoration tactic for damaged or deteriorating pipes.

Eliminating Pipe Odors

For construction or property managers, dealing with pipe odors can be a taxing ordeal. For one thing, trying to work around existing pipelines is risky, with a chance of leading to extra expenses. Nearby pipes can become structurally unsound if the wrong move is made.

CIPP allows contractors to expertly cure resin and form tight-fitting, joint-less, and corrosion-resistant replacement pipes. Whenever you need to access pipeline systems, low-risk repairs should be the goal, along with the elimination of unfavorable smells. With CIPP, you get all the above.

Ultimately, if a bad on-site smell is chasing away clients or employees, then partnering with CIPP means you can fix it before things get worse. We offer you quality pipe repair and realignment, no matter how difficult the location might be. CIPP contractors can address any commercial, industrial, or municipal sewer system that’s giving off unwanted pipe odors. Contact us today so we can make your commercial properties smell like roses again.