Mystery Sewer Gas
Posted by Mark on November 21, 2002 at 17:53:51:
We just purchased a home and moved in last week. The home is just over 30 years old and is of the ranch variety. We noticed a rotten egg smell a few days ago and called the Gas company who came out and told us it was a sewer gas smell. We ran lots of water and fabric softener (gallons) in all of the faucets, the sump pump and both floor drains in our unfinished basement. The smell has come back even though we see water in the floor drains. We don't know where it is coming from. I even noticed it outside by our driveway in the front of the house. A plumber just came by today and of course the smell was gone when he arrived. We think it may have had something to do with the rain today. Any ideas? I am afraid that we will end up tearing up all our plumbing which would be quite expensive. Thank you in advance.


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