Re: sewr gas leak
Posted by More on August 20, 19100 at 21:24:40:
In response to Re: sewr gas leak
: : We are having problems with the City of Cedar Rapids Housing Rehabilitation Program.
: : Had a plumber work on our sewer line in our basement.
: : Inspector found that join does not make proper seal and could possibly leak sewer gas.
: : They said if we smell sewer gas call them. This was 2 months ago.
: : Is this something that should be fixed immediately?

: Laurie,
: It depends if it is really leaking, and how your sense of smell is. No real danger here, just annoying.

Do you know where the inspector said the odor was coming from? If its a crack in the fitting, you can slap some putty on it to keep the gasses from escaping, or put a towel over it and keep it wet to close the area from the gasses getting into the air, temporarily, or dump a bucket of wet cement on top of it till the rehabilitation folks can get there.

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