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My house smells. Help!

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biscuitsfordinner Sat 05-Dec-15 11:59:11

Over the last week some parts of our house have developed a "fishy" smell. We have a leak in one room (not really a real room but joins house to the garage and has corrugated plastic rood) and the smell seems worse when it has been raining a lot. It doesn't seem isolate to this one room though but is definitely in that direction of the house. It got better after I bleached last week but after heavy rain last night it is back with a vengeance. What could it be? Help!


sohackedoff Sat 05-Dec-15 17:02:26

Have you checked the overspill tray at the back of your fridge?

e1y1 Sun 06-Dec-15 07:52:56

Yes overspill tray could be one. Our house is very clean (sad and prize a clean house). Anyway from nowhere this god awful smell developed. Took 3 days until figured out it was the overspill tray in the fridge.

jellyjiggles Sun 06-Dec-15 07:59:43

Our bathroom developed this before we got it redone. We found out it was rotting plasterboard behind the shower unit.

jellyjiggles Sun 06-Dec-15 08:00:55

We also have a clean house (never tidy but that's thanks to small dc and DH)

bessiebumptious2 Tue 08-Dec-15 19:18:18

Bit late to the party, but a fishy smell could be electrics. Have you had any issues with them, or is there anything you can think of that might be a bit aged and need checking?

FreeWorker1 Tue 08-Dec-15 19:23:37

The roof is still leaking. Every time it rains it rejuvenates the smell which is rotting wood or carpet.

bessiebumptious2 Wed 09-Dec-15 13:49:06

OK, so fix the leak first, then try and dry out the damp and remove anything rotting. Once it's dry, then take another look and see if that's fixed it?

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