I've had tenants in my basement for 3-5 years. House is 30 years old.
A stinky smell comes from the tub in basement. It comes and goes but
is mostly always there.
Were do I start looking? The fixtures are used so all the traps are
filled. Poor workmanship is a possibility but since it hasn't happened
for years I tend to think leafs are blocking the pipes or something
The smell came _before_ I got the roof worked on, it's still there.
Can I blow (one second plumber) in the tub to push shit out?
Any other suggestions?
It is a bath tub or wash tub? Is there a toilet there as well? As
noted if there is a toilet, the wax ring is first suspect.
For a tub (maybe either type) I would look for a vent problem. A
plugged or improperly designed vent system can suck out the water from a
trap. Is the tub elevated from the concrete floor?
The BATH tub is elevated off the concrete. Yes there is a toilet and a
sink in my bathroom. Laundry room is adjacent. or on the opposite side
of the wall.
Here's trowing a wrench at things... The previous owner had a cat, I'm
surprised it lived as he couldn't take care of himself. BUT. I'm
afraid that he might have trown away kitty litter in the toilet. I
suspect this would be a complete other problem as the water wouldn't
flush as fast or at all.
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