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I have a toilet that smells and a shower too that smells like sewage?

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Im sure the smell you are getting is from the detergent. The best way to solve this problem is to take the cabinet off the washer and then remove the white trim ring on top of the wash tub and scrape all the rotting soap buildup from the unit. It may sound harder then it seems but it is a easy job to do. Im guessing here but I would say you use liquid detergent. If you do you may want to try using a power like tide because the powder will not suds up as much a the liquid soaps do. Good luck

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your ptrap isn't installed properly

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SOURCE: my sani slim system smells when i use the shower

Your main branch drain or stack is plugged. Call rotor rooter

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sounds like you need an anti syphon valve to be connected in line with your washing machine waste water outlet

Check that hose discharge from washing Machine loops up above the minimum height as specified by the machine manufacturer and at least to the underside of the work top for an inset sink before connecting into the sink trap.

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your door bellows(boot) has black spores growing on iy and the outer drum has a build up of detergent and fabric softener and both need to be remover and cleaned,the soap and dirt form spores and mildew and this cauyses the odor problem you are talking about,it might help with bleach and hot water,but the only true way to rid this is to remove the inner drum and door boot and clean out the goo in the outer drum

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Found an over flow in our bathroom. When we checked the shower. There,me were small particles on the floor of the shower. Now there is sewage smell coming from the shower drain.

The smell might be sewage or just stagnated build up of a mix of things . try to use a plunger to make sure your shower drain is not blocked in any way , to use a plunger correctly you will need to block the drain hole and fill the shower with hot water and remove what you have covered the drain with and start plunging while the water is running down the drain , this gives maximum effect while using your plunger , some material may want to expel out the top of the drain while other material will be forced down and along the waste pipe after you have done this pour a large cup or two full of liquid bleach down the shower drain and see if this clears the problem ,because most sewer systems are independent from the waste water of sinks, showers and washing machines. Also when you flush the toilet try adding a bucket of water at the same time as you press the flusher , this will force more water than usual down your toilet helping to keep the pipes fully open , but if you notice that when you flush and add the bucket into the bowl at the same time that the water does not escape freely and seems to back up , this can be a sign that there may be blockages in the sewer pipes and you might try doing this extra water flush a few ,more time hoping you will clear your pipes adding some Landry washing powder to the bucket can have a effect on moving anything along and hot water is beneficial as well . But I think you will find that the shower drain is what is causing the odour pouring a mix of vinegar and baking soda down the drain as a regular maintenance job keeps them odour free and unblocked .

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Toilet and shower runs great for a year> just had a sink hooked up and now toilet and shower back-up> was the sink hooked up wrong? to a vent or wrong pipe>

Nah, that doesn't sound like the toilet or sink were hooked up wrong, your sewage tank is probably full, you can have it pumped out for $100 or so. They fill up every so often for w/e reason.

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I think it can be done , but it may be against the local code for your area. The obvious concern is back up of sewage in the sink, and washing machine.

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Sewage backs into the shower when the toilet is flushed

Obviously the drain line from your toilet to main drain out of the house ( used by upstairs ) has a blockage from your toilet line to "Y" in to main drain line. Depending on how it has been plumbed, there may be a clean-out between the 2 that can be used to remove the blockage. Your drain for shower is piped in to same line as toilet, thus when blocked at other end, overflows to shower. You can try some drain cleaner down shower drain if it will go. You might get lucky and release the blockage before plumber shows up .

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When the toilet is flushed, there is a sewage smell.

Most likely you have an uncapped sewage vent inside your house somewhere. if this is the case all you have to do is locate the vent and cap it, or vent it outside.

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Did you see any mold? Did you see any areas that are wet? TOXIC is a term that is used to describe something that is poisonous. I think you mean noxious which means unpleasant and possibly harmful. The smell of sewage would be classified as this.

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My sani slim system smells when i use the shower

Your main branch drain or stack is plugged. Call rotor rooter

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