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    Default Sandy / muddy smelling bathroom floor drain

    We got our ensuite renovated in late 2014, prior to that we had no issues with smells. Ever since the Reno, the floor drain has a sandy / muddy smell. It's really hard to explain it, it's not a typical stinky drain / sewage smell. I've tried pouring buckets of really hot water into it followed by disinfectant and bleach but no success, the smell is back within hours. Any ideas on what might be causing it or tips on how I can get rid of it? It is one of these drains if this makes a difference: ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1458335460.763447.jpg


    Oh also I have checked and there's no hair or anything visible on there, just a bit of dust around the top.

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    I would contact the builder...

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    Do you have big trees near your property?
    Could be root system of the trees causing issues with the pipes.
    This happened in a house I was living in and it caused that type of smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    I would contact the builder...
    He's such an a-hole, we have had a number of issues with the job he / his subbies did and ended up having to complain to the ACCC because he refused to honour the 7 year warranty, 7 months in! So I'm hoping it's nothing related to him because he's so bad to deal with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Do you have big trees near your property?
    Could be root system of the trees causing issues with the pipes.
    This happened in a house I was living in and it caused that type of smell.
    We do have a big tree on the footpath of our house, could possibly be that. How was it resolved for you?

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    You will have to get a plumber in to check and use a camera to trace the pipes to the sewerage line. Are you on town sewerage or do you have septic/hstp?

    If the plumber finds it is caused by a fault your builder has caused take it to your states building assoc to get them to rectify/cover costs.

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    Is your house a new build? I wouldn't expect tree roots to be a problem then. That can be a huge problem to fix.
    I think you need a snake camera thing put down the pipe to see if there's a crack or something. Then yeah. ..you're going to have to deal with your builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Is your house a new build? I wouldn't expect tree roots to be a problem then. That can be a huge problem to fix.
    I think you need a snake camera thing put down the pipe to see if there's a crack or something. Then yeah. ..you're going to have to deal with your builder.
    I think the house is 20 years old, the tree is probably as old as the house. I might call a plumber and get a price to come check out the pipes.

    Thanks ladies 😊


 

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