The City of Washington, Indiana

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FAQs - Details

Question

Why do I have a sewer smell in my house and what can I do about it?

Answer

A sewer smell is caused by sewer gases coming into your house, probably because of dry “P” traps or cracked or broken sewer lines in the house.

Details

The fix is to make sure all your “P” traps have water in them to block the smell, after all that is what they are for and don’t forget the ones in the basement.