Over the years there has been a decay/sewage (woody/egg?) smell
eminating from my bathroom. The odor would almost exclusively occur
at night, when the temperature dipped below 50-40F. I just had my
whole bathroom remodeled (new tub, tiles, everything), and the smell
has become much stronger, yet still only at night (it did occur during
the day in the winter, when dark and stormy). It stinks right now,
yet yesterday it didn't smell at all. It's making it into the rest of
I live on the top (3rd floor under attic) of a walkup/garden apt
type building, which has had a history of backed up pipes on the
ground level. I asked my downstairs neighbor about the odor and she
says she doesn't smell it.
Any ideas? This one is particularly hard to identify because it
happens almost exclusively at night. It doesn't smell like it's coming
from the pipes.
Should I call a plumber on this, or do people think it might be the
walls themselves? Moving is becoming very attractive right now...