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Question DetailsAsked on 12/21/2019

Sewage smell in basement sump after shower

I have an old septic tank and leach field, and after we use larger amounts of water, such as shower, a sewage smell fills the basement. After some investigation, I discovered the smell in coming from the sump. Last month I had the septic tank pumped and inspection and the technician said the system is in good working condition. Can anyone help me determine what would be causing the gases to enter the sump? I thought there might be a leak in the sewer pipe outside the basement wall and waste water was making its way into the footer drains and into the sump, but there is no evidence of this. I thought maybe one of the drain traps in the basement dried out.. not the case. The vent stack is clear. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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