smell in basement bathroom
Posted by Ohio on January 08, 1999 at 11:08:57:
Mr. Love: I have a 2 year old home with a finished basement bathroom.
It consists of a walk-in shower with floor drain, sink and toilet.
I had the flush valve replaced by a plumber last Jan. because the toilet was mysteriously flushing
in the middle of the night. Not long after, we noticed a strange smell in the bathroom. The shower
hasn't been used except to flush water down to try to rid ourselves of the smell. Plumber suggested
bleach, but that hasn't worked either. The smell seems worse lately. Is this sewer gas? What could be
the sourse of the problem? Is there a "stink stack" connected to my basement bathroom plumbing? Might there be a problem there?
It is really starting to bother us and get stronger!

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