11:50AM | 10/11/07
Member Since: 10/10/07
1 lifetime posts

We recently moved into a second floor unit in a 8 unit old, condo building in the city of Chicago. We have noticed a sewer gas smell (rotten eggs) coming from the bathroom. The smell can get quite strong, as we can smell it in the living room and bedroom at times. We think it may be coming from the shower drain, as there have been a few related items; the shower drain won't consistently drain well, despite having used drain-o. Also, water bubbles up from the drain randomly, especially when we are running the water in the sink. Any suggestions as to how this can be fixed?? Thanks!!


07:25AM | 10/13/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Once someone uses chemicals they mask what the problem is.

Also when I know someone used chemicals prior to our working on the drain there is a $50 surcharge as now extra caution has to be given as some of these chemicals can cause severe burns.

One drain guy I know lost eye sight in one of his eyes because the people did not inform him of their use of chemicals in the drain


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