Smelling sewage in your bathroom? Time to call in the professionals

The bathroom of your home is very unlikely to be the best smelling room in your house but you should not open the door and instantly think you’ve walked into an open sewer. If there is a lingering sewage smell in your bathroom and that is an indicator of a deeper problem. The high levels of methane gas produced by sewage can be flammable in large quantities and breathing it in can be hazardous to your health. The good news is that once you’ve discovered the source of the smell it is often simple and inexpensive to correct.

The first possible cause of sewage odor in your bathroom can be the fixtures. If you have and use them recently the water in the P-trap can evaporate and this removes the barrier between the bathroom and the gases in the sewers. The easiest solution is to run your water and Philip P-trap again.

Most people would assume that the toilet would be the main culprit for a sewage smell but the water in the toilet bowl acts as a sort of smell barrier. If your toilet bowl isn’t filling out the way it should be the problem could be broken seal. This can be replaced fairly easily by you may not wish to attempt it and calling in the water damage restoration company would be your best option.

 Whatever the source of the smell it is imperative that you have it dealt with quickly. Breathing in toxic fumes is not good for you and not good for anyone else in your family’s home.

A new California wildfire forces more evacuations

A new wildfire just 100 miles east of Los Angeles in the big Bear resort has forced hundreds of people to evacuate. This fire is fast moving and only 30% contained. More than 500 homes and businesses are currently in the path of the fire and this fire is just one of 65 major wildfires that are raging across seven Western states currently.

In Washington there are 12 large fires currently and resources have been so stretched that state is taking the unprecedented effort of training civilian volunteers. They will be acting in supporting roles helping the firefighters. Already Washington has had over 200 homes destroyed.


Over 12,000 firefighters are battling the 17 wildfires across California. More than 2500 hikers campers employees and residents have been evacuated this week. A large wildfire broke out on Sunday night near the slow Summit ski resort south of big bear lake. Helicopters and planes have been making liquid drops on the wildfire causing the first positive results. It’s gotten to the point where water cannons from the ski resort normally used for making snow are being pointed towards the fire. It is believed that this fire began as a result of lightning.

Constant high temperatures and no rain in sight the foreseeable future has not been helping the situation but the fire department seems confident that it has the situation under control. Overnight the percentage of the containment has grown.

Are happy meals immortal?

It’s a fact of life, you leave your bread on the counter for too long all your fruit in its basket and mold will form. Food can only be preserved for so long before the natural cycle of decomposition begins in earnest. Or is there a food that can circumvent this natural law?


As an experiment of McDonald’s happy meals left on a plate for a year. One would naturally assume that after 2 to 3 weeks there would be little left of the hamburger and fries. One would be wrong however, the hamburger survive a three-year view of the disservice oval change to the food was that it had started to shrink.


“The Happy Meal hamburger bun’s ingredient list is sadly too long to reproduce, but includes the preservative calcium propionate (which is what keeps that year-old bun looking daisy fresh), along with ominous sounding ingredients such as calcium peroxide and azodicarbonamide. Yum! The next time you think about buying a Happy Meal for your kids, consider the fact that it might just contain some of the same ingredients as the toy it comes with.”


The only food it truly is immortal is honey. A jar of honey was found to King Tutankhamen in Egypt and after thousands of years was still edible. When it comes to quick and easy meals your children perhaps a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or macaroni is a safer bet.