Re: Sewage Ejector Pump odors
Posted by edj on March 20, 2002 at 17:39:01:
In response to Re: Sewage Ejector Pump odors
: We live in the Phoenix area and are looking to buy a different home. One we like a lot has a basement with 2 BRs, and full bath. It uses a sewage ejector pump. The pump has been replaced some months ago (warranty ran out end of Feb). The home inspection report says there is an odor coming from the pump. The owners followed up and contacted the company that replaced their pump to find out if there was a problem. They got a letter from the company (in early Feb, a few weeks before the warranty was to expire) stating, "To the best of our knowledge, there is no problem with the sump pump. It is the nature of a sump pump to have a slight odor from time to time."

: IS THIS TRUE? As prospective buyers of this property we are concerned and want to be accurately informed. Thanks, Mike Blackstone

There should not be any odor from the sump pump unless you open up the barrel. It should be vented to open air. I would suspect that when the pump was changed the seals around the piping or to the lid of the barrel got damaged or not put back on properly. If done right you shouldn't smell a thing


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