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Sewage/'eggy' smell in the basement

Posted by lezley (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 5, 11 at 22:27

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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RE: Sewage/'eggy' smell in the basement

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.

RE: Sewage/'eggy' smell in the basement

they could also be dry.

Or not even fitted with a trap.

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