Question about American Standard 2748.328 Town Square 5' x 42" Air Bath Tub in White

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Hello all, There is a awful sewer smell coming from my bath tub, it leave some type of brownish film over the drain almost up to the spout, it fumes or what ever it is also burns my eyes some, I don't know what it is I have lived here over two years with no problem and this just happened over night, I noticed yesterday that there is a smell coming from my water heater as well, my tub is the only thing having the problem everything else is just fine, toilet, sinks water hoses, is this hazardes for our health, what should I do? my land lord is kinda tight so i want to try to figure this out on my own if I can, can anybody please help me. Worried Mom

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  • demanda1110 Aug 27, 2010

    Thank you very much for your advice, however there is no setic tank and no trees around, does anybody else know what it may be

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Sounds like a septic back-up...if indeed you have a septic tank. This could happen very easily--just from flushing a tampon or cigarette ****. Also certain types of trees have a rapidly growing root system that does nothing but head for the nearest water source, growing and entwining into a septic tank, clogging it up.
If this is the case, call a plumber to get it unclogged, then get some root kill and enzymes to flush down the toilet every couple of months.

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