Re: basement drain smell
Posted by e-plumber on January 20, 2004 at 19:17:27:
In response to Re: basement drain smell
: What a treat to ask a question of a plumber that may answer the "call"! For years now- when we do laundry - especially in the winter- there is a terrible odor coming from the sewer drain just as the washer finishes filling and goes into it's first wash cycle- the smell is intense then subsides within 5-10 minutes- any thoughts?

Make sure that there aren't any open sewer lines or clean-out fittings that could let gases escape. Also, if you have any infrequently used plumbing fixtures make sure the trap seals haven't dried up, including floor drains.
Good Luck. e-plumber

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