Bad smell underfloor boards in hallway and living room

Postby cattonmariner » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:15 pm

For the past few monthsthere has been a foul smell coming from the skirting boards/floorboards in the hallway and living room on the ground floor. We originally thought it was a dead rodent - but the smell it not dissapating. The smell seems to be spreading further. There is a small hole in our kitchen wall where a phone cord has been threaded through - the smell is also coming from here. We are not sure who to call out to investigate. The smell is rancid!
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Simply Build It

Postby rosebery » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:40 pm

If it smells like sewage go outside, lift your manhole covers and see if the chamber(s) are full. If they are you have a blockage and the soil is seeping through the brickwork in the chamber and under the house. Rod the pipes to try and shift it. You may have to call a drain cleaning company out if you can't move it.

If its not that you could give the Environmental Health people a call at the council.
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