So, we had a smelly basement and thought we had fixed it. We felt so clever. So superior. So...naive.
It's back. The SMELL IN THE BASEMENT!
Why I can smell things before A can or even when he cannot, I have no idea. Luckily, other people do. Otherwise, A would think that I was a complete nut.
We've been pouring water down the drains more than once a day. We have tried vinegar. We have tried bleach.
There is no stopping the Smell.
The basement floor is concrete and definitely has settled under some of the support beams. I imagine that the pipes that run the length of the house (and to the sewer under the street) are made of clay. The drains closer to the gas-fired steam boiler seem to be worse than those further away.
That's all I can figure out.
Anyeone in home improvement land know what we can try? I just hope it isn't anything requiring digging up the basement.
And just in case you thought only human adults were capable of "the yuck face"...
* From, "Beagles on the Web"
**Arm & Hammer Fresh Face Winner.