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Stinky Laundry Room

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Maybe you haven’t heard, but Greg and I have been exploring a dead-animal smell in the laundry room for the better part of a month. It would be very pungent one day, and then gone for a week, and then come back for several days, etc…

We cleaned-out all the cabinets and mopped the floors extra-well… still occasionally stinky. Finally last night Greg crawled under the deck, looking to encounter animals – dead or alive! But no such *luck*. So today Greg moved the cabinets and cut into the walls, thinking our house had some super-smelly insulation of dead-mice. Nothing in the walls except the original siding of our house! Yes, previous owners didn’t even remove the siding while building our laundry room add-on.

Greg was able to localize the smell to under the washing machine. He moved it and discovered a hole that goes strait to the Earth under our deck, in a special locked-off under-our-deck tomb. So Greg repaired the floor, cleaned up the room, and we haven’t smelled the stink since.

Good thing we never bothered trying to keep that room warm, as one can only imagine the wasted energy of heating a room with a hole in the floor to the outside world.

Tags: Renovations

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