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crazytigerfan69
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Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


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.







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bigberg2000
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


Prob coming from a drain.





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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


Are you on well water?





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TClayboy99
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


Do you live near a paper mill?





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crazytigerfan69
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


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?

City water






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crazytigerfan69
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


Double post


This post was edited on 6/25 at 9:20 pm


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chinhoyang
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make sure it is not natural gas stink






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SaDaTayMoses
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H2S smells like that. Danja, danja, danja





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Blitzed
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Ghost.





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GumboPot
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


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.






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FdougBB
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Look for p-traps on your drain. Most likely it is a dead rat/mouse that died behind the wall





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Tony The Tiger
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This sounds just like Chinese drywall. I would double check.






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shutterspeed
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


Check the bottom shelf of your baker's rack.





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crazytigerfan69
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re: Sulphur or rotten egg smell in the house


I use all the drains daily and the smell is located mostly in kitchen/living room area not the other rooms. This is why I didn't think ac unit.





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tigerman03
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The devil is in your house brah





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crazytigerfan69
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How do I Check drywall without ripping it out?





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FdougBB
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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.





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Art Vandelay
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Check the ceiling drywall from the attic. Should have a stamp on he back.





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Xenophon
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when was your house built?





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