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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:48 am 
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We have a horrible damp mouldy smell in our kitchen, I have made a small access hole in the false wall in which the main smell is coming from. Behind is the original wall and the smell is definitely coming from behind this wall under the floorboards I think. It has also spread to the larder, which has a concrete floor and upstairs into my sons bedroom and into the hallway. Can anyone shed some light or do I have to rip up the kitchen floor, which I don't really want to do!


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cant tell. why not put some photos up of the interior and the outside.
can you get under the floor an have a look?
whu the false wall, is their a history of damp?


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Could be anything from mould growing behind kitchen units to an underfloor leak or ?

Far more info needed.

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Edufixer wrote:
We have a horrible damp mouldy smell in our kitchen, I have made a small access hole in the false wall in which the main smell is coming from. Behind is the original wall and the smell is definitely coming from behind this wall under the floorboards I think. It has also spread to the larder, which has a concrete floor and upstairs into my sons bedroom and into the hallway. Can anyone shed some light or do I have to rip up the kitchen floor, which I don't really want to do!


So the smell is coming from behind the original wall?

Is this wall part of a neighbors house?

If so, is your neighbor ok? You know, still walking about? Happens a lot.

Not a nice idea but thought I would 'put it out there'.

Happy xmas anyway. :hiding:


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This thread may have gone cold
but if the OP is still reading this
Dry rot may be at play here
It stinks of a musty mold when it gets a firm hold
I does not feed on concrete but it will go around it looking for fresh cellulose (wood)
to feed on
I had it in my own home

££££ to put right, sorry if that's scaring you but
it's needing looking at. Preservation firms often give a free quote so its no cost to find out
what's going on.

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