OK folks, I really need your help. I'm starting to get sick from
this sewage odor eminating from my bathroom on cold nights.
I live on the top (3rd) floor of a garden type apartment
building/condo- there is a crawlspace/attic above me. I just had my
batroom remodeled, but the smell existed before. It just seems to be
getting worse. My downstairs neighbors claim they don't smell
anything. I already had my toilet seal redone to no avail.
Any chance it could be the pipe venting? Since I live on the top
floor I'm thinking when they installed roof fans a few years back they
screwed it up. The fans they put in are those useless bubble fan
I don't know what else to do.
I'll bet they disturbed the venting system inside the attic space.
Strongly suggest you not go up there by yourself to investigate;
get management to go with you or hire someone. If you do go up,
bring a digicam.
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:03:25 -0500, "George C. Fahrlender"
I really took a smell around my bathroom, putting my nose
everywhere. The source seems to be coming from around my sink, in the
corner between the sink and the wall for my water-heater closet. It's
definitely not coming from the drain.
I opened the water-heater closet and there's absolutely no smell in
there at all. As I said before, I had my whole b-room remodeled and
the smell was there before, although now it's worse.
Is that any help?
Leak therefore mouldiness within the wall?
Condensation on cold water pipe/s within wall therefore mould?
Wrong time of year I know but condensation of warm steamy bathroom air
within wall structuire?
I spoke to other residents in my building and it appears the
plumbing backed up a few weeks ago. I have finally connected the odor
with the ongoing backups in my building. Spoke to my Condo Mgt, they
said they'd "look into it". Not good enough.
I'm having the Health Dept come over tommorow. The scattered toilet
paper on the outside of the building speaks volumes.
Thanks for the help.
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