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KungFuPandaWorks Sat 23-Feb-19 08:04:52

I woke this morning and started walking down the stairs, at the very bottom steps I could smell a weird smell very faintly. I turned into the living room and the same smell was in there but much stronger. I walked back out into the hallway, and could smell it but only faint like when I came down the stairs. I went into the kitchen, no smell. Went into the dining room, no smell. It's only in the living room and it's quite strong.

It almost has a bleachy smell to it, and every time I sniff up it sort of stings my nose and I can taste it (I hope that makes sense). Nobody else is awake so can't ask their opinion.

I'm a little bit paranoid because British gas was around tinkering with the gas and electric cupboards. But surely If it was a gas leak it would smell in more than one room?


Idontmeanto Sat 23-Feb-19 09:32:17

Almost, you’ve now given me a wonderful mental image of a cat puffing away on a spliff!

Being pregnant makes a lot of women very sensitive to smells. Drain problem? Especially that someone is trying to bleach away?

Iputthescrewinthetuna Sat 23-Feb-19 11:16:26

What kind of heating do you have in living room?

Haggisfish Sat 23-Feb-19 11:17:42

It might be a light fitting?

moofolk Sat 23-Feb-19 11:18:10

Dead mouse.

ShaggyRug Sat 23-Feb-19 11:19:12

Recently a colleague had a gas leak. They thought it was spilt bleach when they first smelled it. Might be worth phoning gas board. They’ll be out in a hour and will check all your gas appliances to be safe.

gamerchick Sat 23-Feb-19 11:47:41

If one of my neighbours knocked and asked me to be a second nose for a suspected gas leak, I'd have no issue helping. Just so I'm not risking my own house.

CheerioHunter Sat 23-Feb-19 14:02:51

If you do suspect it's gas -
Turn off gas.
Open windows
Don't operate lights, switches etc.
Ring - 0800 111 999
And they'll be there within 2 hours

DrinkSangriaInThePark Sat 23-Feb-19 15:30:23

Gas does smell a bit like bleach

Haffiana Sat 23-Feb-19 15:32:53

Yes, gas. Ring gas emergency number.

loobylou10 Sat 23-Feb-19 15:36:34

I bought a denim dress last year that had a bleachy smell to it. Drove me mad for ages before I realised where the smell was coming from.
There's not a new denim jacket hanging up is there?

PretendImNotHere Sat 23-Feb-19 16:06:40

Do you have LED lightbulbs? I had to throw some away due to a burning smell. The plastic casing was melting on one of them. Others looked OK but gave off a metallic / bleachy burning smell.

clockworklime Sat 23-Feb-19 16:54:14

Is someone using poppers in the house perhaps?

KungFuPandaWorks Sat 23-Feb-19 18:29:33

My husband couldn't smell it at first, we went out for a bit and came back. He can smell it now and it's quite stronger he says it's not bleach he can smell but a plastic smell.

iklboo Sat 23-Feb-19 18:35:22

Plastic smell could be burning electrics.

KungFuPandaWorks Sun 24-Feb-19 08:12:14

It was the TV we could smell. Picture on tv disappeared this morning but still played sound. 😥

Goldenbaubles Sun 24-Feb-19 08:19:29

At least you found out before it burnt the house down

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