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Old 09-05-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Why is it that occassinally I have sewer smell outside my home.

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Old 09-05-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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Do you have downspouts or driveway grates connected to the sewer?

Are neighboring houses vacant where traps in drains could have dried up?

Is a manhole cover for the sewer in the street right in front of your house?

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....cleanout cap broken off, septic tank lid exposed and not sealed, saturated leachfield... we need some more info
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AllanJ and the_man pretty much summed it up. Definitely need more info.

I'll add however:

Are you on city sewer or septic?
When was the house built?
Any history of drain problems?
Do you notice any patterns in times you're getting the smell?
Where are you located?
House, condo, apartment?
How's the weather?
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