Basement smells like Halitosis

ellecSeptember 27, 2007

Seemingly all of a sudden, our basement has taken on a new smell. I can only describe it as smelling like halitosis. It's not musty at all. In fact, the smell became apparent shortly after we installed a heavy duty dehumidifier. Probably a coincidence but odd. There is no smell coming from the dehumidifier fact we stopped running it because of the odd smell...but the smell remains.

Any ideas what it might be?



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If halitosis is referring to the smell of putrescine and cadaverine, maybe there is a small dead animal that found its way into your basement?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2007 at 3:13PM
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Open floor drain?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2007 at 9:17PM
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