Jul 12, 2012, 06:18 PM
I am wondering if anyone's had a similar problem. I am not sure what to have checked. We live in a manufactured home, where the plumbing was done by a master plumber, and we have an aerobic septic system - which we have checked every three months for maintenance. No issues that we know of. We have lived here for a number of years, and just within the past few months we have started having an intermittent problem with a horrible sewer-ish smell, or rotten egg smell. I use our clothes washer and dishwasher DAILY. I have noticed after several hours of not using the water (not all the time though) such as when we first get up in the morning, things will be fine but then I can run the water from our kitchen sink, and the smell comes from our laundry room, which is adjacent to our kitchen. Do I need a plumber, or could it be a problem with our septic system? Or is it a p-trap problem or a venting problem? I've even wondered if there is something clogging the pipes between that area, but the water always seems to drain fine. My husband checked the roof for venting, and there is no vent coming from our laundry room area. The closest vent is about 20 feet away near one of our bathrooms. I am just not sure who to call. ? Anyone have suggestions or advice? Anything would be appreciated!