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    I am currently renting and have moved into a new place. As the transition was happening the PM asked me to ask the maintenance guy to check the pipe. I thought she meant the kitchen pipe. I was wrong – she meant the bathroom.

    So the maintenance guy returned and fixed the bathroom basin pipe leak. However, a few weeks later the leak returned underneath the bathroom basin. (It may have been in a different area from the previous. This is something I need to record next time.)

    Anyhow the maintenance guy found a cable tie wrapped around the pipe! The leak stopped but the smell lingers. The PM has said to use essential oils to clear the smell. I have sent her a picture re: the one I will upload here and as a record of this issue for myself.

    The maintenance guy suggested I get a broom and sweep some of the small tiny wood out. Finally, I had to chuck out some items in the basin cupboard due to the smell lingering.

    Update:  maintenance guy saying there was no smell when he was here. PM has not said anything else. Constructive feedback would be appreciated. : ) 

    I am having problems uploading the picture of the problem. 

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    @Tal Ren said:
    As the transition was happening the PM asked me to ask the maintenance guy to check the pipe. 

    Who or what is the PM?

    Anyhow the maintenance guy found a cable tie wrapped around the pipe! The leak stopped but the smell lingers. The PM has said to use essential oils to clear the smell. I have sent her a picture re: the one I will upload here and as a record of this issue for myself.

    Picture of what? 

    The maintenance guy suggested I get a broom and sweep some of the small tiny wood out. Finally, I had to chuck out some items in the basin cupboard due to the smell lingering.

    What “small tiny wood”?

    Update:  maintenance guy saying there was no smell when he was here. PM has not said anything else. Constructive feedback would be appreciated. : )    

    Is the problem the smell?  Are there signs of damp? Is it possible that there’s a dead rodent behind the cupboard? Or is there a drain in the floor that has been allowed to dry out? This is a common source of a gassy smell in a bathroom or, especially, laundry and can be fixed by simply pouring water down the drain.

    I’m guessing that PM is a property manager but is she the building’s manager or the rental agent’s. 

    I don’t know what the significance of the small pieces of wood are and it’s hard to gauge the smell (with or without a picture) when you don’t describe what it’s like or how strong it is.

    No offence, but you need to organise your thoughts a bit more and give us a little more description.  By the way, we don’t encourage people to post pictures here as they can carry all sorts of nasties hidden in their coding.  

    Have another go and we’ll try to help.

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