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Sewage Smell problems

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Hi, I work in an office and we have two bathrooms. one we use as storage and dont use the toilet at all so there is no water in it. Well we came in this morning and it smelled like someone cut the cheese :eek: !!! I went next door to see if they had the same problem and they did. Well I called the property owner and then realized that it was coming from the unused bathroom for some reason. He came and said that it was because we need to flush that toilet every once in awhile, that the gases build up in the this true????
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We had this very same problem in our guest bthroom a couple weeks ago. My wife even called the "honey dipper" to see if they could come and pump our tank. Thankfully it was 3-4 times the cost down here in the KEYS as it is in VA, so we thought about it for awhile and bingo! We thought about the traps and how the water may have evaporated. After running a little water in the sink and shower, no more problem.

The septic people also wanted something like 200.00 to come out and "inspect" it. I would be that they knew exactly what was wrong. At least they should have!

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