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Old 01-30-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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For the past we weeks we have been having a sewer smell come up from 1 basement sink and this morning I noticed in the basement. We currently rent and our landlord does not like to pay for repairs. Is there anything that I can do to fix this?

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Probably a silly question, but have you run water into it? Heard of traps drying up from strong windstorms

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I'm with burnt. Happens all the time out here is Phoenix. Run some water and see if that helps. Also not knowing where you are or your laws, but generally for a "health and safety" issue they are required by law to repair it. Learn the laws of the area about renting, usually they will be on your side as long as you are current on rent.

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I have a sewer smell coming from my shower drain, I don't see any water holding in pipe. I have been told that you should see water when you look into drain so the sewer smell doesn't come up. What do I need to do to get water into drain again? I had a big glob of hair 3 weeks ago in drain and I was able to pull out and since then the sewer smell come up. Please tell me what I need to do?
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Just pour some water down the drain.
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We have but it justs keeps going down the drain.
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Can you access the p trap to see if it is defective?
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:14 PM   #8
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Dan,

I agree with boman47k. Do you have access from below, ie -a room or crawlspace? If the P trap is cracked it'll show up in on the ceiling below.
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I hope you are not on a slab.

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