04:36PM | 06/19/07
Member Since: 06/18/07
2 lifetime posts
In March 2006, I purchased a single family house and there wre no smells anywhere. After about 1 year there is this rotten smell coming from the downstairs bathroom and only from this location. The sump pump is located in this bathroom and there is a vent in the bathroom; sometimes when the washing machiene is running, it drains into the sump pump, you can smell the odor upstairs in the room above the laundry room. Could this possibly be stale water located inside the pump and it needs to drain? What causes this and how can it be fixed?



04:10PM | 06/21/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Hi Nat,

go around and make sure you run cold water in every single fixture and floor drain and aim a garden hose in the sump pit until the sump cycles on and off twice.

What we hope to accomplish here is to refill any traps that may have evaporated.

Sometimes I unplug the sum fill the sump then plug it in and this will flush out any debris that collected on the inside of the pipe that would cause a bacteria to smell

Try this first and DO NOT use chemical


06:15PM | 06/21/07
Member Since: 06/18/07
2 lifetime posts
Will do. Thanks for the help. And NO CHEMICALS!!!!! (SMILE)



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