We have a smelly floor drain in our basement floor. It smells like it is leaking sewer gas. I have done a little bit of research how to remedy this - pour water down the drain if the water trap is dried up, check the "clean out plug"... I have tried these and I am stumped. I can see water when I look down the drain. I don't see any clean out plug in the side of the drain, my drain just looks like a pipe going in to the floor. I tried feeling around the drain for a spot where a clean out plug would be, but don't feel anything. House was built in 1952 - does anyone have any suggestions? The smell is terrible!! Thank you -
Hi All, thanks for the comments. I tried the bleach and water down the drain and that reduced the smell significantly. It did not get rid of it completely so I think I might try doing it again today. I noticed there was some bubbling or fizzing when I poured the bleach down the drain. Is this normal? Regarding the comment about blockage, we got our main sewer line snaked about a year ago because there was a blockage, so I think the drain is clear. We also had a backup recently because of lint from our laundry tub which caused this smelly drain to overflow. When we found it, there was no longer standing water around the drain, but a lot of debris from the over flow. We called a professional and he snaked the line that was clogged there. Also, I have poured quite a bit of water (few gallons) of water down the drain and the water level doesn't rise, so I'm thinking there is no clog. Thanks again for all the help, ill let you know how the second treatment of bleach water goes!