Pickle Smell in Guest Room

I noticed about a month ago that my guestroom started to have a chemical like odor. I looked for mold or mildew and did not see any. I removed the carpet and did not see anything. My dogs are not allowed in the room so there are no pet stains. The smell has since changed to a pickle-like smell.

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I painted the room and the smell went away for 2 days and has come back. We do not use gas here, so I know that too is not the culprit. My house is a 14 year old manufactured home. I have literally tried to smell every wall and the floor and cannot identify the source. The weirder thing is that when I have the fans on, the smell intensifies. Can anyone please shed some insight to my problem as my husband and I are at a loss at this point?

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March 6, 20160 found this helpful

The reason for many odors are often difficult to find, however, from your description, there may be a dead animal in the wall, floors, etc., of the room. The odor change you describe may be the decay breakdown process of the bodyl. The best plan is to have a pest control service examine the area and remove the animal ASAP.

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The big problem, aside from the smell, is the decay process and resulting liquids from the body that seep into walls and floor. If the process continues, you may have to replace portions of the structure that are affected by the decay process.

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March 6, 20160 found this helpful

The reason for many odors are often difficult to find, however, from your description, there may be a dead animal in the wall, floors, etc., of the room. The odor change you describe may be the decay breakdown process of the bodyl. The best plan is to have a pest control service examine the area and remove the animal ASAP. The big problem, aside from the smell, is the decay process and resulting liquids from the body that seep into walls and floor. If the process continues, you may have to replace portions of the structure that are affected by the decay process.

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Anonymous
March 7, 20160 found this helpful

It was dried blood from thawed chicken or steak in the drip pan under the fridge. Water from auto defrost would activate it. My honey cleaned it and the smell, it's gone.

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March 22, 20160 found this helpful

We had a strange fishy smell in our house that turned out to be burning plastic material in a ceiling light fixture. The fact that the smell increases when the fans are on makes me wonder if there is something going on with the wiring in one of the fans.

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May 27, 20160 found this helpful

Sounds like he could be smoking meth we lived with a man that smoked it and that's what it smells like. You could Google it. We have the same smell problems here but I think it's a dead animal under the house.

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Anonymous
November 20, 20160 found this helpful

or your ducts

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December 28, 20170 found this helpful

The smell could be a dead mouse in the walls. But regardless of the source there is a way to permanently eliminate the odor. Rent an Ozone Machine or hire a company that does Ozoning. As a Realtor, I have use it to eliminate odors from homes that would prevent them from selling. It has completely eliminated smoke smell from the home of heavy smokers, pet odors, mildew odors, etc. The house has to be vacated for 48 hours and no one can enter while the machine is working.

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The machine changes the oxygen in the air to ozone and destroys the molecules that create the odor. It will kill mice, roaches, etc as well. Don't forget to remove your pets. My experience with cost has been $0.10 per square foot. So a 2,000 sq. ft. home would run about $200 plus tax. They have a minimum also. It's well worth it, plus the cost to stay in a hotel for a couple of days. We have a saying, "If you can smell it you can't sell it". Cheers.

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