We have an unknown odor in our house and it is really driving us crazy.
It smells like something has dead. We thought it would eventually go
away. It has been eight months and the smell is terrible. We have
been under the house and were unable to find anything. We have to use
candles to be able to sit at the computer for any amout of time. It's
not all over the house. It just seems to be in the area around the
computer. Is there any one out there that we could call that would
come and find or at least be able to tell us what it might be or where
it is coming from. We don't know what to do, but we need to be
something. We can't continue to live with this smell.
This may sound odd, but perhaps something HAS died. I've seen photos
of multiple instances where mice have crawled into a computer and
gotten stuck (attracted to the cozy-warm interior I suppose). Just for
grins, you might open up the computer case and take a peek inside. If
that's all clear, it's also possible that a critter has died inside
your wall or something. Check nearby forced air ducts, check any
plumbing penetrations, check around outlet covers, etc. If it's really
bad and you can't find it, it may be worthwhile to actually try to put
a small hole in the wall where it's strongest and attempt to look
around inside with a small mirror and a flashlight.
Try the fittings that hold your light bulbs, sometimes the plastic
"rots" through being heated up by the bulb and then cooling down again.
I had a similar problem and thought it was the sewers as the smell was
like dead fish.
It may sound odd but you have nothing to lose by just smelling the
Try a pet oder remover like http://www.urinegone.com/?cid 2863. While it
may not be from a pet, if the smell is distinctly organic, and resembles
urine, a product like this or similar might help.
You might also call exterminators or http://www.servpro.com/ and ask if they
have a way to find dead animals in the walls (like a trained dog)
First of all if the smell has been there for 8 months, its NOT a mouse, It
may very well be something larger like a opposum, raccoon, are you missing a
A dog will help locate the area of the smell.
Does it smell like a sewer, toilet wax rings can go bad , sink , tub,
floor drain traps can dry up, all bringing in sewer gas. Pour water in
all drains and see if its the toilet. My toilet did not leak water, but
gas was comming in. A dead animal smell would be gone in 1-2 months.
Rule out big snakes, since you were under the house .....
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