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Stinky smell coming from my floor drain

I have a 2nd floor laundry room with a floor drain. We've only lived in the house for 3 months and the drain is super stinky. Because it's new construction, I thought it was possible that there was debris in there, but I ran a drain snake through it and it still smells. Is there some trick to getting rid of the odour?

Re: Stinky smell coming from my floor drain

  • Thanks...I'll give it a try!
  • We would have that problem in the kitchen at my college job. One of my weekly duties was to 'water the building' as we lovingly called it- I basically poured a pitcher of water down it. When I remembered, no smell!
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    We would have that problem in the kitchen at my college job. One of my weekly duties was to 'water the building' as we lovingly called it- I basically poured a pitcher of water down it. When I remembered, no smell!

    This should solve your problem without having to put other things down the drain.  I work for a plumbing company and usully a floor drain odor is because the trap is dry and sewer gasses are exiting through it.  Pouring water down there will "re-seal" the trap. 

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    image jnlkyo6202009:
    We would have that problem in the kitchen at my college job. One of my weekly duties was to 'water the building' as we lovingly called it- I basically poured a pitcher of water down it. When I remembered, no smell!

    This should solve your problem without having to put other things down the drain.  I work for a plumbing company and usully a floor drain odor is because the trap is dry and sewer gasses are exiting through it.  Pouring water down there will "re-seal" the trap. 

    This is what a plumber told us when our guest room bathroom would stink. It was because we would go months without using that room.  Now we go in once a week to flush and run the shower and sink for a minute. and  

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