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Why does my sump pump smell like sulfur?
Last Updated: 4th June, 2020
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Consequently, how do I get rid of the smell in my sump pump?
To get rid of the smell though, concoct a diluted bleach solution (about one cup per gallon) and pour it into the basin until the float switch activates. Plus, scrubbing down the sides of the basin will help eliminate the smell.
Secondly, why does my sump pit smell like sewage? A broken sewer line near or beneath your foundation may gradually leech raw sewage into the ground water. When tainted ground water enters the sump basin, the distinct smell of sewage is emitted.
Also know, why does the sump pump smell?
Unfortunately, a bad smell coming from the sump pump could indicate more than stagnant water. However, on some older homes the sump pump may be discharging directly into the municipal sewer system. This setup is illegal and can flood the sewer system, causing sewage to back up into the pump.
Should a sump pit be sealed?
Sealing the Sump Pit The sump pit should be covered with a gas-tight lid. While sump pumps are very effective in removing water, if they are not covered and installed properly, they can create additional water management issues, as well as indoor air quality concerns for the house. Sumps usually have standing water.