Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house (Posted on 6/25/12 at 9:14 pm)
I notice this smell from time to time but it's not continuous. I have noticed it more often during summer months especially on really hot days and mostly after the house has been closed up all day while I'm not home.
I have smelled the water and water heater but no luck in finding the source. It seems to go away after few hours while I'm home but then reappear randomly when I walk in the house after being away for few hours.
Anybody have an idea? Also no natural gas lines in the area and I don't think I have Chinese drywall.
re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house (Posted on 6/25/12 at 9:18 pm to bigberg2000)
I thought about a drain but when I smell the drains they don't have a strong odor. Could it just be like a sudden burst of smell coming in from a drain and filling my house with the odor and then goes away which is why I can't smell it coming from a drain after I'm home?
GumboPot LSU Fan Saints Fan Member since Mar 2009 21907 posts
re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house (Posted on 6/25/12 at 9:20 pm to crazytigerfan69)
quote: Also no natural gas lines
Well then, that rules out the most obvious answer.
Another idea...check your A/C plenum (I think aka as a distribution box) in your attic (or where ever it's located) for moisture build up. If it is holding moisture you may have a mold problem in your A/C vents.
Another idea...if you have a drain that you rarely use the p-trap may be dry and sewer gas is backing up through the drain into your house. This is an easy fix. Just use the drain.
FdougBB LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Oct 2009 257 posts
re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house (Posted on 6/25/12 at 9:28 pm to crazytigerfan69)
Guarantee its something dead in the cabinet or wall. I had something die behind the wall of my half bath. The only thing we could do was turn on the vent and febreeze every day until the smell died down. If you're an lsu student, walking in Patrick Taylor I get whiffs of that same smell.