Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

iamsweetpea

12:52PM | 01/30/04
Member Since: 01/29/04
2 lifetime posts
I have been coming home the last few days and smelling a very foul smell from the basement. I went down to look at the sump pump and it has some standing water and smells really bad. I remember the home inspector telling me that I could run some water through to activate the pump to drain it out. Well, I did that twice today and the sump hasn't completly drained out and it still smells. Is there something I can pour in there to make the smell go away? Please help as this is my first home and I don't really know what to do.

cellarwater

07:12AM | 01/31/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Try some bleach, If that doesn't work,Buy or make a cover for the sump. C.

iamsweetpea

12:00PM | 02/01/04
Member Since: 01/29/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks so much, I'll try your suggestion


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