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Odour in the bathroom

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Posted by: from Maple
4/28/2020 at 6:02:02 AM

We had used a sealant around the bottom edge of the toilet.

Sometimes there is a slight odour in the bathroom.

How would I be able to ensure that none of the bodily waste or fluid had somehow escaped from the toilet?

Please look at the edges around the bottom of the toilet bowl.

Thanks

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Tyler from Kirk's Renovations in London
Date/Time4/28/2020 at 10:14:56 AM

If there's is a new wax flange then there should be no waste escaping. Is it possible there is a trap that has dried up?

If it's a basement bathroom, is there a floor drain that could have a dried out trap?

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Date/Time4/28/2020 at 10:31:57 AM

It most likely is a broken wax seal. That would be my first area to check. You'll have to remove the toilet and replace the wax seal. Do not simply re-use the existing seal, it won't solve the problem. When re-installing the toilet, be careful not the damage the seal, it must remain intact to cover the entire surface of the flange. The caulking around the outside of the toilet is primarily for cosmetic purposes.

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Date/Time4/28/2020 at 10:51:02 AM

I would definitely have that re-sealed just in case

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Reza from Mipa Plumbing in Aurora
Date/Time4/28/2020 at 10:54:21 AM

Hi

It is vent problem from your toilet drain pipe. Smelly air doesn't go out.

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Date/Time4/28/2020 at 11:09:20 AM

I imagine you need to remove the toilet, replace the wax puck, re-install toilet securely, re caulk.

Best,

Andrew

Partex Design Build Ltd.

www.partex.ca

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Date/Time4/29/2020 at 12:07:23 PM

I would suggest it could be a dry trap, a dry trap allows sewage gas to come into the room. do you have a floor drain or drain that you haven't used in a while?

Also if it only occasionally, it could be a pressure change outside that is making the venting of the washrooms poor, but that should be all the bathrooms.

If those aren't there, do what has been mentioned that is to lift the toilet and put in new seal. Perhaps a longer thicker one.

Cheers,

Ken

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