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NewMsFixit

06:28PM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 11/28/04
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I bought a bungalow/raised ranch in the City of Chicago and have been renovating the house. However, what is bothering me most is the odor in the basement. Visitors to the house refer to the odor as 'Sewer Gas'. Would a clean air system help the problem? Plumber? Call water/sewer department? I don't think I have a septic system, but how do I know? Not a plumber...need advise.

The basement leaks from the foundation so I didn't know if this could be the cause but either way I was wondering what type of professional I need to fix this problem too.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom!!

Need your help...Don't know much but learning quick!!

LonnythePlumber

08:14PM | 11/29/04
A plumber would identify the source of sewer odors. Have you checked to make sure you have water in your traps? If a floor drain or washing machine drain is not being used the water can evaporate out and allow sewer gas into the structure.

Sometimes it can be from gas. In my area the gas company will come out free and check for leaks with their electronic leak detector.
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