Published on September 26th, 2013 | by Henri


Unpleasant odors from toilets

Q.    My wife and I have owned our first home for almost three years. Since this past summer our two toilets, one upstairs, one downstairs, have had an unpleasant odor. I know that this is normally the case a couple of times a day.  However, it smells even after flushed and cleaned. I was wondering if there might be some kind of mold somewhere in pipes or the system?

A.    A continuous bad smell is more likely due to a poor seal at the base of the toilet. The wax seals may need replacing with the newer type gaskets. It’s a job performed by many experienced do-it-yourselfers, or a quick job for a plumber.

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