HELP! Musty/Mildew Smell
I have a 50-year old house in Southern California; it's built on a slab, and is your typical 3-bedroom SoCal bungalow.
Over the past month or so, we've been smelling a musty smell in a couple sections of the house. One of the spots is in a bedroom in one of the corners, and the other spot is in the hallway -- the bathroom is on the other side of the wall when you're in the hallway. I've looked under the bathtub, poked my head into the attic, and just generally sniffed everywhere trying to find the cause of it. The weird thing is, is that you'll get a good whiff sometimes, and then other times it's completely gone when you're standing in exactly the same spot.
I'm not even sure who to call to get this checked out. Our plumber looked at the bathtub as well, and said he couldn't see anything. He suggested it might be something in our vents. What kind of company should I be calling to investigate this??