What is most likely the cause of a Strong urine smell in one area of a brand new home.?
So we just build a house, have only been in it 2 months and from day one there has a been an awful urine smell in one area of the house (daughter room and the jack and jill bathroom)
It isn't constant, that is the puzzling part!
I feel like it is a mice urine issue as we are battling mice in our attic... country home. But we've only caught maybe 10 total. I assumed for there to be a urine odor issue it had to be more of like an infestation? We haven't had a single mouse inside the house.
What could it be, mice urine in the wall(s)?
Ventilation done incorrectly?
btw, it is not a dry p trap already checked that
- oil field trashLv 75 years ago
You may have a vent fan in the bathroom that is vented to the attic and not to the outside. When conditions are right that is a slight back draft letting attic air into the bathroom and that brings the mouse urine odor with it.
You really need to get a professional to come out and seal all of the possible opening where mice can get in. They can squeeze through very, very small holes.
- LanaLv 55 years ago
Did you and your husband and/or friends build the home yourselves
or did contractors build it? I ask that question because not very long
ago I was talking to someone in this city who builds homes. He told
me the contractors got into the nasty habit of peeing in one area of
one of the homes they were building. He spoke to them about it and
told them to quit. His electrician informed him that the contractors were
still being pigs (my term) and that he had a solution. The boss told his
electrician to go ahead and carry out his solution. He ran a low voltage
hot wire under a mat or something where their "favorite spot" was. The
first guy that went to relieve himself there got a jolt. That solved the
problem. I tell you all that to suggest when your house was being built
there may have been that same issue happening. If you know who the
contractor was I'd suggest you contact the boss of that company. I
would just about bet that is what is causing your problem.
- 5 years ago
Can u also cross check if there is Floor Clean Out or Floor Drain Point provided in ur bathroom. If yes then check if the water seal in these points as well!