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tobeinformed

12:21PM | 11/07/07
Member Since: 11/06/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Help Please! We have a strong sewage smell that comes from the sump pit. At first the pit was not covered (although the pit is located in a small room with a door). So I added a cover to the pit. It's not completely sealed but contained the smell for about a day. The next day the smell was back as if there were no cover at all. The smell rises so I get home from say work being gone for 8 hours we smell the scent upon walking in the door. We purchased this home (build in 1962) 3 months ago and now were very discouraged.

Sylvan

06:11AM | 11/11/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1522 lifetime posts
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1- Was there money left in an escrow account?

2- Did you have a home inspector check the plumbing and over look this defect?

If you said yes to any of the above you maybe entitled to cash refund to make this right.

Sewer fumes are not just a bad smell they can be highly dangerous by being explosive and highly carcinogenic.

The pit should have been gas tight sealed snd vented properly

tobeinformed

03:37PM | 11/11/07
Member Since: 11/06/07
2 lifetime posts
The inspector indicated plumbing was ok. We had someone come out and rod through some blocked pipage. It was blocked around 150 feet out to near the main line. The thought was that when the plumbing was used freqently, it hit the blockage and backed up to our drain tiles and subsequently into the pit. I also sealed the pit today. So I'm hoping this will solve the issue.
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