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    Question Bad Odor from my gabage disposal and ac

    I just moved into an aprtment in Nashville ,Tn about six weeks ago. Few days after I moved in, I notice that the toilet bowl was just foaming. First, I thought my little girl poured soap into the toilet. I was mad at her. Few days later, I noticed that the toilet just started backing up and foaming-this time, my dauther was not home. A few minutes later the kitchen sink started doing the same. Their is this very bad odor that is coming from the gabage disposal in the kitchen.
    I have used baking soda and pinesoul to clean the gabage disposal, but the smell just keep coming.
    The last one month, I have tried to use my air condition, but the stench that comes from it is just so bad-it smells like sewage. I found out that the apartment have a septic tank not connected to municipal lines. I am not sure if the source of all these problem is the same.
    Please, what shall I do to eliminate these problems?

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    The only thing I can think of is some sort of foaming drain cleaner being poured in from another unit...Contact the LL and let them deal with it...the smell could easily be from a septic system that is not functioning right...you could call the health dept.
    Last edited by Cass; 08-20-2009 at 03:10 AM.

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    Default Call the landlord

    Call the landlord.

    It is their problem not yours. Sounds lilke the septic is backing up.

    If he/she dosent follow through call the town and talk to the health dept.
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    Hard to put this all together....but has the A/C been serviced recently? Maybe someone uses some foaming coil cleaner, then rinsed it, and the A/C condensate drain may be connected incorrectly to your sewer system

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    Talking stopped up drain???

    pardon me for intruding...

    but it sounds like you
    might have a stopped up plumbing system

    sometimes when a septic stops up it can actually belch
    some pretty nasty odors into the home..

    I suggest that you start at the septic

    see if their is a clean out in the yard and
    see what happens if you take the plug off....

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