Mysterious smell

Discussion in 'Walls and Ceilings' started by Seaside, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Dec 16, 2011 #1

    Seaside

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    Several months ago my house had a flood behind the wall. I had it professionally repaired with dehumidifiers and they cut out and replaced the wet drywall. They also replaced the flooring. A couple months ago I started to smell something mildewy or moldy. I've been away on trips and the house has been closed up a lot. I was becoming concerned that the dry out job didn't work. However, the weather has gotten colder, so I turned on the heat last week (gas heat). Now after a couple days the smell has vanished. Does anyone have any ideas what could have caused the problem.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 #2

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    I would think that the smell has something to do with the previous flood, maybe something did dry out perfectly enough.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2011 #3

    joecaption

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    Did they spray the wood behind the sheetrock to treat for mold before installing the new sheetrock. What type flooring was it that got wet?
     

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