Rancid smell after inside main sewer line replacement... not sewage.
So a long story short, we had old cast iron for a main drain pipe in our basement start leaking at the trap. We had a plumber come in, and he replaced all of the cast pipes with PVC. During the replacement, there was an obvious smell of sewage, but also whatever smells the pipes held inside them (I think) mainly from whatever water spilled on the floor.
Its been nearly a week, and the smell of the pipes are still inside our home. It is definitely NOT a sewage smell.
Heres the deal; we cleaned that floor with bleach, and ammonia at 2 different times. We have left windows open all day, with fans blowing out. We’ve sprayed many different things in the air, and on all surfaces. Due to a really humid couple of weeks, we even have left the a/c’s on during the day to try and keep the air dry, thinking it might help get rid of the odor. The basement where the pipes were actually doesn’t smell nearly as much as our top floor.
Is this just due to the ridiculous humidity we are experiencing? What can we due to get rid of this smell?
Any advice is appreciated.