Students and staff were evacuated from Col. Zadok Magruder High School on September 19, 2013, after someone reported smelling a foul odor, according to Gazette.net.
As a result, the school building was evacuated, 11 students and two staff members who had reported not feeling well were evaluated at the scene, seven students and two teachers were taken to a local hospital after feeling ill and Hazmat officials were dispatched to take atmospheric readings inside the building.
Interestingly, the odor was not from a natural gas leak as originally assumed.
Washington Gas and county fire officials determined that the smell was in fact sewer gas, emanating from a sewer trap.
Virtually all plumbing fixtures including sinks, toilets and floor drains are equipped with a P-shaped section of pipe that separates
a fixture’s drainpipe from the remainder of the plumbing system.
The P-shaped section of pipe is called a “trap” because it captures a liquid (most commonly water) that serves as a seal to disallow noxious sewage gases from backing up through the plumbing system and entering into the environ where the fixture is located.
It only takes two or three weeks before a water-seal in a trap evaporates sufficiently, allowing health hazards to become problematic.
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It is a polymer-like material that does not evaporate.
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When the drain needs to be utilized, Stinky Drain Solution™ can be readily flushed from a drain with nothing more than water.
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