sewer smell by sump pump in basement

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    • #278657
      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      We just bought a house and when the sump pump kicks on, we get a very strong sewer smell which tends
      to detract from the nice finished
      family room which is on the opposite side of the basement. Is there anything that can be done to reduce this odor?
      Thanks

    • #298983
      wpc

      If you can seal the top of the sump and be sure to run a vent to the outside. A product that I have used to control oders coming in trough wet areas such as this is Bio-clean

    • #298984
      TheLocalPlumber

      If the sump is sealed and vented properly you will not need no bio-clean.
      Bill
      The Local Plumber http://www.TheLocalPlumber.com

    • #298985
      SylvanLMP

      Bill the local plumber is correct. FORGET chemicals other then possibly house hold ones like Clorox or pine oil.

      What you could do is put some bleach into the sump let it sit over night then pump it out in the morning, this should kill any germ causing bacteria.

      As long as the sump is properly sealed and vented you should have no problems

    • #298986
      wpc

      Bio-Clean is a bacteria not a chemical, I do not believe in chemicals used in drain lines to unstop the lines, as this can be damaging to the lines or the users. I agree that sealing the sump would eliminate the problem as I stated in my earlier response, the Bio-Clean was an another way to try to solve your problem.

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