We have this awful smell coming from our pipe area. It is in our laundry room but is not coming from our laundry pipes. We recently had a plumber come out and run a camera through and nothing was found. It is so bad that we do not invite anyone over, and we're actually thinking about selling our house after only 6 months. We are out of ideas to where this might be coming from. We have a sewer line that is brand new. Someone please help! Jenna from Levittown, PA
By Jenna Ramos
By mklema92658 (Guest Post) 12/04/2008
I agree, hot, boiling water down the toilets and drains. You can add Dawn dish soap or some other cleaner of your choice. Continue adding boiling water down the drains and toilets at regular intervals.
Well its not all the pipes, its only coming from our laundry area where there is access to underneath the tub.
By Sherri (Guest Post) 12/05/2008
Please remember that you must disclose any problems with your house to a new buyer. If you don't, and they have the same problem come up, they can sue you for damages. Please call your local sewer/garbage company for any information they might offer. Good luck
By Kathy (Guest Post) 12/05/2008
Is it possible there had been a leak before that was fixed, but maybe there is some mold or something growing? Maybe the wood is rotted around the pipe from something? Just a thought.
I think you should call your plumber back, I can hardly believe he didn't saw anything wrong here. The smell has to come somewhere, maybe there is a clog and he didn't see it. You still have time to fix the problem. Good luck!
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I have a REALLY bad smell coming from all of the pipes in our house. It is worst in the kitchen but the bathrooms smell too. It is so bad I am embarrassed to invite people over to our house. Does anyone know why this is happening and what can be done about it? Please help us make our house not smell. Thanks! Dhr1s
Have you tried a Drain-o type product? That will get rid of any clogs that may be culprit. How about some of that septic system stuff that you add monthly? Are you on septic? Is your septic system backing up? That can definitely cause a bad odor!
We are moving to a farm, probably later this summer, so I will be learning quickly about septic systems. But at this point, I don't know much to help. Good luck! (06/05/2006)
By Crunchy Mama