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shirltara

08:29AM | 10/14/05
Member Since: 10/13/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Help!

I moved into my brand new home two months ago. The basement is completely finished. In the 'mechanical room' there is a sump pump. The fumes from this sump pump runs me right out of the basement! The smell is really bad and I believe it has caused me to have seven migraines during the seven weeks I have lived in this house.

The contractor is stumped as to what to do. We had the water tested, and it came back clear. I have been trying to locate someone who will come into the house and test the air quality, but the closest tester lives over 300 miles away.

It looks that this problem can't be fixed. I have to figure out how to contain the fumes from the sump pump in the 'mechanical room' so I can enjoy my finished basement! Any ideas???

Thank you!

Billhart

10:59AM | 10/14/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
First of all you can get a lid to seal around the sump.

Then you can install a small vent fan that is designed to run continously.

Radon contractors would have both.


duffpack

01:45PM | 11/29/06
Member Since: 11/28/06
1 lifetime posts
I have the same issue as this writer. Is there anything else that could cause that smell in the basement? It's a painted floor and very clean.

Sylvan

04:27PM | 11/30/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
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Sump pits should not give off any smells if it is clean ground water.

There are many types of causes some are quite serious in nature and should not be taken lightly

http://lungdiseases.about.com/od/asthma/qt/sickbuildingsyn.htm
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