Pinpointing A Foul Odor In A House

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Pinpointing A Foul Odor In A House

Pinpointing A Foul Odor In A House

22 October 2018
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Constantly smelling a foul odor in a clean house can be puzzling for a homeowner. The odor can interfere with the pleasure of living in a clean house, especially if the stench is strong. Based on the specific odor that you smell, it shouldn't be difficult figuring out where it is coming from. You might not be able to pinpoint the specific location of the odor, but you should know the type of problem that is causing it to linger in your house. This article will give you a good idea of some of the things that can cause a foul odor, as well as give you some tips on how to resolve the problem.

Leaks in the Plumbing System

Figuring out the cause of the odor of mold and mildew is not usually difficult to do. The reason why is that it usually points to there being a plumbing leak or water sitting in your house from some other source. When there is a leaking plumbing line, it can be difficult to locate the specific one that is problematic. Leaking lines can be located behind drywall, beneath the floors, or even in the ceilings. Resolving such a problem and ensuring that the proper repairs are made so the odor will go away can be done by calling professional plumbing contractors.

Deceased Rodents

Rodents can cause a major problem in a house, as they are able to run fast and stay hidden to avoid getting caught. If you are aware that there are rodents in the house, and there is poison in various areas, it is possible that the rodents ate some of it. Deceased rodents can produce an odor that is unbearably strong and foul. You can follow the odor in an effort to locate any deceased rodents that may be in your house, such as by searching where it is the strongest. An exterminator can be called to assist with the task if it is necessary.

Dirt & Debris in the Air Ducts

The air ducts can also be the root cause of a foul odor lingering in your house. If there are debris and dirt in the ducts, you will need to get them cleaned to get rid of the odor. Dirty ducts might leave a musty odor in your house if it is the cause. However, keep in mind that pests can also die inside the ducts and contribute to the odor.

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.