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Feb 6, 2014, 6:56 AM

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Re: [charlie131120] Smelly bathrooms

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Concrete can get moldy.

Our Yucatecan plumbers enjoy installing uphill drain-pipes from sinks and uphill sewer-lines.** Sewer and drain plumbing is not designed for standing water. Water-logged concrete does mold. I've had to fix the slope problem, and then chip out all softened concrete - and repatch... *sigh*
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**I've had to re-slope 2 drains in our home, one shower drain pipe in another friends home, sink drain pipe in other homes, and gave up on a second floor drain that ran uphill cross the length of the house through the floor (ceiling for the first floor) - and just built up the floor of the shower to keep nasty black water from standing in the shower.... ugly...
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Feb 6, 2014, 1:57 PM

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Re: [YucaLandia] Smelly bathrooms

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Yes - the bathroom I am most focused on is the master bath. It has a large, three-paned skylight, and while there is no sign of mold/mildew on the wall under the glass, there is some peeling/cracking that we need to repair. Everyone who has seen it says - oh that is nothing - but we like to stay on top of things.

Also - the previous owner had vines growing all over the outside wall of the bathroom. I've removed them but have not yet addressed the wall surface which needs some work.

I also learned today that the street-side boxes that I thought were related to sewage are in fact for the underground utilities in the community. We have a septic 'field' at the lowest corner of the lot. I guess it is something that is maintenance free because there is a big propane tank sitting on top of it. I guess we don't have any uphill issue.

I got hung up on the drains being the cause of the odors because our realtor's brother, a civil eng., came by with his 2 plumbers - and they declared the drains were the issue. At this point I'm not so sure.
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