I have a foul odor in my house that I’m not sure where it is coming from. What would you suggest?

Consider, if it seems to smell like a sewer odor, that possibly a trap has gone dry, ie, the water laying in it has evaporated and is letting sewer gas escape into your house, thus creating the foul odor.

Plumbing systems typically contain as trap at each fixture or floor drain. In most locations, this is required by code. If a fixture, such as a sink or a shower, are not used for an extended period of time, the water seal can evaporate in the trap, letting sewer gases and foul odors escape into your house. Pour a few cups of water down the drain and see if that doesn’t solve the problem.

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