Posted by John Fasoldt on 9:05:49 9/30/2012 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Strange smell for 6 months posted by Lena on 16:59:18 9/28/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
Hmmmm. That’s definitely a toughie.... As far as the “dead critter” smell is concerned, any exterminator worth his salt KNOWS what “dead critter” smells like, there’s no mistaking it. And it certainly wouldn’t last for 6 months, especially through a summer. If anything was “dead.” you would have also noticed a plethora of flies, the result of the decaying carcass, a problem you didn’t mention.
Did you have a plumber in? If not, I would probably start there, it may be a leaking plumbing line or vent.
Failing that, you should make an entry way into the attic. All attics should have some kind of access, make a pull-down stairs your goal, if you have the headroom.
And I will say that it’s tough, trying to diagnose, over the Internet, exactly what something like that is. “Smells” and “sounds” are the most difficult to interpret, for the exterminator AND the homeowner alike.
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