Sewage/'eggy' smell in the basement

lezleyNovember 5, 2011

Just moved into a house last summer that was built in 1950. Our basement has an sewage/egg-y smell. We were told to pour water down the one floor drain in the basement. This works very temporarily. The smell also comes and goes. Please help.

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Check for other drains, and after filling the trap put about a tablespoon of mineral oil down to slow evaporation of the trap seal water.

If you have any other drains (like a laundry sink or stand pipe) they could also be dry.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 10:09AM
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they could also be dry.

Or not even fitted with a trap.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 3:33PM
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