Why Do I Have a Sewer Smell in My Home?

Have you noticed an unpleasant odor drifting through your home? You didn’t burn dinner. You just cleaned the house. Still, for some reason, your home smells like the sewer. You can try to cover up the stench with scented candles, but this probably isn’t the best solution.

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  • hart
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    back pressure ,,,,,,,,,

  • 1 month ago

    busted sewer drain pipe somewhere,,calla plumbers or several to get one who carries a 100 ft snake rodder ( heavy duty) and a hi definition camera,, some of them out there bring only a 50ft line snake,meaning another trip to get a larger line 'u got a bad break in dere lady'

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    water traps need filling up i have one in the Kitchen sink

    One in the Laundry sink one in the Laundry floor

    One in the bath/shower one in the Toilet one in the Bathroom sink and one in the Bathroom floor

    I fill a Jug with Hot water put 1/2 a cup of Bleach and Pour half down the Laundry Floor Drain and the Other Half down the Bathroom floor drain result No smells

    and if you have an outside Drain it needs filling up at least once a month

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If it's a smell of pee, it could be mice.

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  • L
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It appears you have a sewage leak from a bathroom or your sewage pipe.  You really need to get this checked out A.S.A.P. before it does a lot of damage.

  • 1 month ago

    A sewage smell in-house is usually a sign that your sewage treatment system has been damaged or has not received proper maintenance. Some of the following causes might be responsible and are worth checking first: P-trap: the drains of your toilets, shower, all have a P-trap (a curved part of pipe) that holds water.

  • garry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    how about emptying your rubbish bin or closing the toilet door  or even flushing your toilet , it might hep !!!! thought it might be coming from your drain ????

  • 1 month ago

    A sewage smell in-house is normally a sign that your sewage treatment framework has been harmed or has not gotten legitimate support. A portion of the accompanying causes may be capable and merit checking first: P-trap: the channels of your latrines, shower, all have a P-trap (a bended piece of line) that holds water.

  • 1 month ago

    Dry traps in floor drains are a very common way sewer smells get in the house.  Make sure you pour water in them at least monthly. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    M&R Drains are wankers.

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