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Basement smell

Posted by Henry in MI on April 2nd, 2001 06:51 PM
In reply to Strong sour smell in basement by Peggy Lipscomb on April 2nd, 2001 11:44 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi, Peggy. I have one of many possible answers for you to try. It will also be the cheapest.

If your house was vacant for a while, the water that is supposed to sit in the P-traps in the basement may have evaporated. The water blocks the smell from coming out of your pipes and into the house. The solution is to pour a gallon of water into every drain in the basement. Possibly, this is from one of the floor drains.

Henry in MI

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