Re: drain / sewer gas
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service, Inc on July 29, 2002 at 04:30:18:
In response to Re: drain / sewer gas
: I have a drain in my utility room that is producing a foul odor. I have drained my hot water tank into the drain so that the water is not stagnet and I still have the terrible odor. My home is connected to a septic system that seems to be working fine. Also the outdoor temperature has been 90+ for over 3 weeks. Is there anything I can add to the drain to stop the odor. I have temporarily covered the drain but that hasn't worked.

Gail, you may have another problem. If there is a plumber in your town that can do a smoke test on your home have him do it and it will find all leaks in the drain,waste and vent system.You may have a dry trap,a cracked vent line,or a bad wax seal on the toilet.The smoke test will find the problem.

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