DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Plumbing (
-   -   Sewer smell in basement (

BangHeadHereX 09-13-2009 08:24 PM

Sewer smell in basement
Occasionally I'll get a sewer (rotten egg) smell waft through the entire house that originates in the basement. It's the strongest after using the shower and in the winter. Not sure if winter has anything to do with anything, I figured it was just because the house is closed up more. There is an open drain in the basement that someone hinted could be the problem because it was dry? Any ideas?

Plumber101 09-13-2009 08:39 PM

Sounds like you are track with a dry drain. A simple cure is to use a cooking oil because it will not evaparate. Just fill the drain.

plumber Jim 09-15-2009 01:22 AM

check all your fixtures in your basement. You may have a floor drain, sink or tub/shower with a dried out trap. run water in them all and see if that helps. and the oil trick helps too.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1