I could no longer rest the stench in my house.
The fact that I had cleaned it thoroughly the past week and nothing changed angry me more.
I shared my frustrations with my brother Naomi and he commanded hiring professional cleaners. My mom overheard our conversation and was curious about the source of the smell. She asked me to trace it before I could take action. While the foul smell was all over the house, it was strongest near the indoor HVAC equipment. I told mom my findings, and she suggested I call a professional first before I could hire extravagant cleaners! Reluctantly, I dialed the listing on my fridge. The contractor sent a team of three. Nothing could have prepared me for what they’d tell me. It turns out that the HVAC component had multiple complications that were causing the bad smells. First, there was a lot of mold forming in the blocked drain pan. Every time I turned the air conditioning off, the moldy smell would travel into the house. Besides that, there was the issue of that rotten-egg smell. The HVAC professionals suspected a leaking gas that was finding its ways into the air conditioner. They were pleased I had noticed it in good time, as this could entirely be disastrous. They cleared the drain pan. They also cleaned and disinfected the area to prevent continued mold growth. I was advised to switch off all the gas sources in the home and contact the gas contractor immediately. Once they traced and fixed the leak, then everything would go back to normal. They promised to come back for further Heating, Ventilation, and A/C maintenance and cleaning once the gas leak was sorted out.