Hey all, just moved into our new place. It's a very old 17th Century cottage. Currently getting our bearings and finding out where stuff lives.
We're trying to figure out what might be causing a really strange smell in the kitchen. It's like a very musty almost urine smell which at first I though might be a from the soil pipe from the toilet which runs behind the kitchen units. But I don't think it is as.
They are solid stone walls with a stud wall and then all kitchen units etc mounted to the stud wall. There's probably 6-10 inches between the stud wall and the stone brickwork which has various pipes and electrics.
I've got my head behind the cabinets as much as possible and it smells real bad and comes through the kitchen cupboards, as they are not totally sealed - it also smells really bad near the dishwaster but its not isolated to that (kind of just stinks everywhere). I'm trying to figure out all the things I should check and rule out before getting the big guns in and spending money on someone to sort it out/explore the problem.
To rule out mice/rats I've left the cabinet doors open so our cat can get to work.
Any advice on what I could check that might be causing this smell?