Sewer smell after using a lot of water
Posted by Shawn on August 24, 1999 at 15:26:34:
We have a fairly new home, about 10 yrs old which we purchased two years go. After living there a year, we began to notice a bad sewer smell outside after using a lot of water- taking showes on 1st or second floor, running the dishwasher or running the clothes washer in the basement. The septic system is fine, and there is good flow. The smell went away in the summer, but now that it is cooler in the mornings the smell is back and more noticeable. Someone mentioned to me that we could be getting a downdraft from the vents on the roof, but that does not seem right. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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