03:26AM | 07/22/14
To the person who posted the chemical smell problem - I have it too! I am original owner of a 10 year old house, slab on grade (no basement) in South Carolina. Smell started from middle floor of closet. Ripped out carpet, sealed floors, new padding and carpet. The smell "moved". Smell moved to my bedroom floors. Ripped out carpet, sealed floors, new pad and carpet. Smell moved to my bathroom and between door jams. There were no cracks in concrete and no visible water. Its so bad, you can lay a towel down on the floor, wait 5-10 minutes and then pick it up and you would be knocked over by a pesticide smell (smells like you soaked towel in can of Raid). Ive called pesticide division at Clemson and had everyone out here trying to figure out what it is - no one knows. I do NOT have exterior bug spray or termite treatment in years (but Clemson said that's not it because it would disapate - not get worse). None of my neighbors have problems. Smell comes and goes. Tonight it is so bad, you can smell it from the front door (and its raining hard outside. Anyone have any ideas? (and its not a dead animal - its been getting worse for the last 4 years, no cracks in floors, no water noted, checked with pest control, contractors, plumbers, electricians - just think about a can of Raid - that's what it smells like). No one comes to visit anymore and some even think I might contact a priest! Please help!


01:46PM | 07/26/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Anyone every think of hiring a licensed plumber (not a franchise) to water Jet the waste lines to remove years of built up sludge from grease and laundry detergents and if it persists do a video inspection to make sure the piping is in tact

Pipe in a slab can crack is not installed properly so calling a master plumber would be the first thing I would suggest and make sure they are not sub contracting the work as it is just going to cost you more


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