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06:38AM | 02/15/03
Member Since: 02/14/03
1 lifetime posts
We recently bought an older home in the City. The home was very well maintained and is essentially a custom brick bungalow in Chicago. My problem is that the basement is a finished basement but there is a very foul odor that eminates from that level. There are open drains scattered throughout and built into the floor of the basement. I believe that the odor comes from them and I was interested to know what I might do to get them cleaned out. The smell makes it difficult to spend meaningful time in what is otherwise a very nice area. I don't want to do anything that will create a toxic effect and backfire, so any advice would be very helpful.



04:09AM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Have you tried pouring some water down the drains. It could be that the traps are just dried out and letting the sewer smell come up.

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