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Question DetailsAsked on 2/4/2013

detritus smell in lower bath; new tile in upper level bathroom put in with toilet reinstall and now that bathroom smells of detritus too. ?

Detritus smell improved after running water through all the drains, but it lingers. Now smell also in main level bathroom after retiling. Called plumber and he said to use some bacterial powder for 5 days, and it has not helped. Any ideas?

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Answered 7 years ago by HughV


yes, I did post earlier, but bring new to this discussion forum, I didn't know how it worked yet. Thank you for your response.

Answered 7 years ago by Guest_973750020


Not a problem, ivory. Good luck dealing with that smell.

Answered 7 years ago by HughV


I know this is an older post but I think your barking up the wrong tree. Sounds like a wax seal that's leaking sewer gas, or a dry trap. We face this problem all the time and most plumbers are dumb founded. Common sense would tell you if the wax ring is bad you will see water, most cases yes but if the toilet is centered it will just flush right down. I've had at least 50 services calls over the last 20 years where previous plumbers misdiagnosed the problem as to the line needed to be jetted, clogged drain etc etc etc. Hopefully you solved the issue by now, if not please try checking the toilets in the areas.

Tim Littrell
Master Plumber


Answered 7 years ago by hockeycoachtim


Do I need to called a plumber. What is the best plumbers I need to called in CambridgeMaryland.

Answered 4 years ago by Guest_94667281

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