smell/ odor

  1. Rodsgal

    Bad smell in new addition

    A few years ago we added onto our house. The addition now sits on part of what was the backyard. The sewer clean out pipe is now covered by the addition, but it was capped off and relocated by a professional plumber. Each fall when the temperatures begin to drop a bad smell comes from that...
  2. Psarkis

    Sewer gas from shower drain and water pooling on tiles. Help!

    We purchased a 1971-built home in Palm Springs about 2 years ago. It was a fresh renovation, which included replacing the tub in the master bath with a tiled shower. About 8 months ago, we noticed two things happening: there is a persistent sewer gas smell from the shower drain that gets worse...
  3. Kmcogar

    Sewage smell in bathroom(s)

    I have researched the issue of sewage smell in my bathroom quite a bit lately and I still have a few questions. I will try to be as descriptive as possible to clearly explain what's going on. House is on septic and was checked May of last year. Surveyors said it was one of the cleanest septic’s...
  4. Freddy

    Sinks and dishwasher smell like rotting food. Easy fix?

    New plumbing and dishwasher installed by kitchen renovation subcontractor plumber. The dishwasher and sinks developed a smell like rotting food. I called plumber a couple of days ago to come back and am waiting. I am just wondering if this can be fixed without dropping the drain pipe in the...
  5. JoeyDYI80

    Bad smell coming from bathroom possibly from toilet

    Recently we noticed a bad smell coming from our downstairs bathroom. When we investigated it further it seem that there was some leakage from base of the toilet. So had a plumber come out, took out the toilet, and informed us that the wax ring had failed. So he replaced new wax ring and...
  6. GardenRox

    Where to Drill for Investigating Mold Smell? Sending up a Camera...

    After putting holes in the bathroom wall and seeking to find a bad shower connection, I've concluded that it's not the bathroom. The smell pooling in the hallway is coming from inside or just outside the furnace closet. One day after years of logging in my calendar "Wet Mop Smell; no...
  7. PayKay223

    Sewage smell coming from basement drain

    Hi. I was hoping someone could help me. I'm a new homeowner and since I bought my home in December, we have had a sewage smell that has gotten worse. Originally we couldn't figure out where it was coming from but we narrowed it down until we found it is coming from the drain in the ground for...
  8. LeeBal2396

    Rotten Egg/ Sewer Smell

    So for a few months my house has been smelling really bad inside. Smells like sewage and rotten eggs. My father is too stubborn and cheap to get it fixed. I’m tired of it and find it quite embarrassing. So here’s the signs I’m noticing that when I shower the toilet makes a bubbling sound. When I...
  9. pedge

    Smelly sink/vent

    I have a little sink with very tight clearances and several months after the completed house I noticed a foul smell and traced it to a small sink in a small bathroom. The plumber suggested I put a p trap in the wall in addition to the bottle trap on the sink. I have isolated the smell to this...
  10. Andrea D

    Sewer smell in only one bathroom

    We moved into an older home (built 1974) a little over a month ago. We had an extremely thorough inspection prior to settlement. The previous owners had updated a few of the bathrooms in 2018. They were not at the home often, so when we arrived, there was a smell in the main kitchen sink when...
  11. SamSLC

    Stinky washer in brand new house

    Our washer has been smelly For sometime now and wondering if the builder plumbed something wrong? I have run water through the drain... which I never have had to do in our previous house... I have cleaned the washer several times... am I missing something? Could the drain perhaps not be properly...
  12. sskicker23

    Laundry Room Sewer Smell After Sink Addition

    Hi All, I recently remodeled my kitchen and laundry room in a 1970's ranch. I hired a highly reviewed master plumber (who completed the work) to rough in the supply and drain line for a new undermount sink. The laundry room is on the front left corner of the house near the entry walkway. The...
  13. Austev

    Can a kitchen drain smell rise to upstairs neighbors

    Hello Forum! I need your kind advice I live in appartement complex, mid level floor. I got complaints from my upstairs neighbors that their "under sink" (there's some kind of hole below their sink) stinks and that their plumber said the smell must be coming from the apartment below. It is very...
  14. Mjchevalier

    Sewer gas smell in bathroom is a mystery?

    I own a 2 story townhome on a slab with no basement. Our downstairs bathroom has had a sewer smell develop in it and I also noticed the toilet was rocking side to side. I pulled it off to find a broken pvc closet flange. Replaced the flange and set it back on with a new thick wax ring with no...
  15. ATC4404

    Sewage Smell in apartment

    I'm at a loss. A sewage smell comes throughout the day at my apartment. I open the windows and run hot water with some baking soda down the drain--which temporarily makes the smell go away. Air filter been changed... The apartment complex hired an inept plumbing team to come "fix" the problem...
  16. Bduncan7

    BurCam easy flush system

    We installed a BurCam easy flush system in our basement and it works at flushing. But now I am getting a wicked septic / sewer smell. I have tried bleach tablets, rid-x , still getting that smell. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Lysol liquid has not helped either.
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