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
1452 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)



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon