If there is an odor coming up from the basement, you may need a sewer line repair. There are many reasons why a sewer line may be leaking. It can happen over time from corrosion.
There also may be a clog somewhere. Regardless of the cause, it will need to be fixed as soon as possible. It is generally advised to call your local plumber. However, many also attempt to fix the issue on their own. In this video, you will learn what not to do while fixing a sewer line.
A common issue for sewer odor may not even be a major problem. Sometimes, new pipes are left uncovered by accident or because they are vertically facing. However, pipes should always have a pipe cover. Otherwise, sewer fumes can make their way into your home. Pipe covers are relatively inexpensive and can be found at most hardware stores. If you need a quicker temporary solution, tie a plastic bag around the pipe to prevent fumes from escaping. However, make sure to upgrade to a pipe cover as soon as possible. If the smell is not due to an open pipe, it may be best to call a plumber.