Our basement smells like something died in there - who do we call?
April 14, 2014 7:06 AM Subscribe
Short version: Our basement smells like there is something dead and rotting in there. We think the 'something' might be in the wall dividing out house and the neighbors (duplex) but aren't sure. We've cleaned and moved things, so now we need to call a professional in. The question is - what is the name / type of professional we need? I dont know what to look for in the yellow pages....
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A couple of months ago we noticed a distinct odor in our basement - it would come and go. We tidied, moved things around, cleaned... the smell only got stronger and more continuous. It is now so bad that we have to keep the door to the basement closed as otherwise the stink permeates the whole house. Our neighbors cant smell anything, but it's strongest when we are near the wall that divides the 2 houses. On our side, that wall has a series of built in shelving which will be expensive to replace, so I've been reluctant to have the wall torn down, but the smell is now so bad that we'll do what we have to.
If anyone has ideas on what it could be , or other things we can check, definitely open to ideas. Just need help in tracking down and getting rid of the source of this smell