There’s a smell in our bedroom. It is a Very Bad Smell. Kind of damp, kind of dank, maybe a little rotten eggy. It came on very suddenly yesterday.
Thinking it might be sewer gas, I investigated the very rarely used half bath attached to the bedroom. Now, the bathroom itself doesn’t really smell. But since we couldn’t come up with anything else it could be, I tried running a bunch of water down the sink. Didn’t help. I tried duct taping over the sink drain and closing the door and sort of stuffing a towel under it. That helped (but did not entirely fix the problem) - at any rate, it smelled a lot better when we came home from dinner last night.
This morning I had my husband untape the drain and run a bunch of hot water through it. (I started thinking, hey, this stuff might not be that great for a pregnant lady to breathe.) The smell has returned.
My understanding, albeit limited, is that water should have fixed it if the problem was that the trap on the sink dried out, right? Is that not correct? Does that mean it ISN’T the sink? (Remember, the smell isn’t specifically coming from anywhere special and is not particularly bad in the bathroom.) Ideas?
ETA - for clarity, the reason I thought it was probably the sink is that the toilet gets used sometimes but the sink never does.