03:38PM | 05/26/14
We bought our house several years ago and since day one, we have had a reoccuring stale/musty smell when the windows and/or doors are open. It doesn't happen when everthing is shut. I read a similar thread on this site about a sewer smell when windows/doors are opened, but this doesn't seem like a sewer smell. The smell tends to appear in two rooms, the laundry room and a bedroom next to a bathroom. The previous owner was a smoker so it seems that may play a role. However, the bedroom which smells has been gutted down to the studs and re-drywalled with new insulation. The ceiling was not removed, but we did drywall right over the original. We also replaced the carpet with hardwood. Basically, every surface is new. It's sad that we are adding so many great upgrades to the house (new kitchen, bathrooms, hardwood, etc.), but we can't open the windows. Any thoughts?



08:18PM | 05/29/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
Call a plumber and have them do a peppermint test rather then a smoke test as a peppermint test is very inexpensive to perform


12:55PM | 05/31/14
Thanks. I'll check it out. Wish me luck.


01:43PM | 06/08/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
Good luck and if you need some more suggestions please feel free to contact me


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