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 Odd smell in bathroom and laundry room
Author: Sleia (VA)

We have a strange, almost sulfer/sewage smell coming from the laudry room as well as one of the bathrooms in our house. I am assuming it has something to do with the pipes. This house is older and runs on septic. The smell is only in one bathroom (of two in the house) and the laudry room where the washer is. Recently there was a slow drain in the washer, but that seemed to fix itself and now the water runs through as it should. Any ideas of what this smell could be coming from?

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 Re: Odd smell in bathroom and laundry room
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

A faulty wax seal on a toilet is a common source of odors.

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 Re: Odd smell in bathroom and laundry room
Author: mike h (MN)

Look first for a dry floor drain. A bucket of water is fast and cheap. Floor drains need water to seal out gasses and oders. Then look for wax toilet seal per previous post.

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