replying to SoloMan, soloman wrote:
Now that I am thinking about it, for the past few months, occasionally there
would be a smell in the downstairs level of my home. I tended to think that it
came from the bathroom and/or shower drain. The same drain that backed up last
There is a P trap in there and I would run the water weekly just to make sure it
was filled. But perhaps the plumbing was "slightly" backing up causing there to
be a slight mixture of sewage water in the P trap of that shower? It definitely
never came up through the drain before, but there was definitely a smell. I
remember pouring some bleech down that drain a few months ago because of the
smell. And I remember smelling a smell Wednesday night, the night before the
sewage started backing up through the drain.
Perhaps this issue was coming for awhile now and finally reached the point of no
return last week.