My drywell's got the stink
March 31, 2012 4:40 PM Subscribe
How can I get my drywell draining properly again?
posted by cmaxmagee to home & garden (6 answers total)
My washing machine, dishwasher, and kitchen sink drain into a drywell, and lately we've noticed a bad smell when we use the dishwasher and washing machine. I can access the drywell by removing the cover to the pit in the backyard, and when I took a look today, I could see that it's not draining well, it's got that same odor, and what I could see of the walls are pretty scummy and gross. I'm letting it drain fully on its own now, and I'll pump out the rest of the water if need be tomorrow. I was thinking about giving the walls of the pit a good scrubbing once the water's out to see if that helps, but is there anything else I can do (any product I can use when I scrub?) to get this thing draining ok again, short of calling someone to come out and re-excavate it?