Asked on Apr 30, 2018

I have a smell in my laundry room that we cannot get rid of.

by Madeline
They pulled out the washer & dryer, nothing. Thought it could be a dead mouse. I had an exterminator here & of course the smell wasn't there that day. I have to keep a candle burning in there. Does mice urine smell or a dead mouse? Who can I call to figure this out.??? Thank you .........Matt

  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 30, 2018

    its probably mold in the washing machine.Run it empty with white vinegar

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 30, 2018

    Have you been able to isolate an area it is coming from? It could be in the wall, ceiling or even the inside of the washer and dryer in the back. Sometimes the washing machine can smell, too. I would try to isolate where it is the strongest and go from there. If it is coming from the back of the washer or dryer, you should be able to get the back off to see if a mouse or something died in their. If it is in the wall, you may have to live with it until it decomposes.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 30, 2018

    Maybe Public heath Inspector?

  • Margarite Margarite on Apr 30, 2018

    I would wash everything with vinegar and water. (Walls, floor, washer dryer). Don't worry the vinegar smell will go away.

  • Ireland Dowling Ireland Dowling on Apr 30, 2018

    I had the same problem, and it turned out to be a dead squirrel. =( They couldn't find him, because he was tucked away up under the bathtub, which is close to my laundry room.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 30, 2018

    dead mouse is a scent all it's own - mouse urine you probably woudn't notice until you had so many mice that you would see droppings, and other signs of them .... DON"T leave a candle burning -- not safe!!! there are other tricks to eliminating bad odors -- dishes of white vinegar, trays of PLAIN charcoal briquettes ( not the ones that have lighter fluid in them); trays of plain baking soda ... have to be replaced -- but won't burn your house down!

  • Jason Jason on May 29, 2020

    Did you ever find out what it was? I have The same problem

    • Madeline Madeline on Jun 02, 2020

      NO, but I found an ad for a cesspool guy, even though we don't have cesspool anymore, but there is grate in my back yard behind my house & my washer & dryer are up against that wall. So I will be calling the man & see what he says....thanks for asking...will let you know.......Madeline