A simple solution for our indoor septic odor problem (Reference Stink Pipe) in the end was not so simple.
Of course not, why would it be…..today, the plumber was back again. The roof vent pipe was clear of ice and snow, so the problem didn’t originate there. Leaving us to conclude the problem was in the basement.
The lift station that was installed in our home had been highly recommended for its quality gasket seal system. In theory, if our basement was ever flooded with fresh water, the water could not seep into the lift station, and overload our septic tank and drain field.
The cover on the lift station was opened, and the gaskets were inspected. All the gaskets were intact, but the plumber noticed one of the power cords was not snug in its gasket casing. After correcting the problem, a sealant was applied to reinforce all the lift station gaskets before it was closed.
Whether or not our problem is solved, only time will tell.