Sewer Gas Odor In Basement


Old 01-19-05, 10:28 PM
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Question Sewer Gas Odor In Basement

Having a sewer gas odor in the basement and I can't seem to locate it. Checked the basement vents/main stack for leaks/cracks, opened up the floor drains and cleaned, checked the last main cleanout leaving the basement with proper water flow. This seems to be a problem that comes and goes every year or two.

Any help/advise on ending this problem appreciated.
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Old 01-20-05, 03:58 AM
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This always seems to happen when the house gets closed up in the winter. Most times it is the forgotten floor drain that has had the water in the trap evaporate. Humidifiers sometimes are at fault also. The water pans need to be cleaned occasionally. Most of the things that you smell in the winter are actually there all year but closing up the house makes you aware of them. Good luck.

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