Category Archives: House smells

Fish Smell in House? Do Not Ignore It

The most popular post on this site has been looking around the house for that fishy odor and the related posts (below). Based on stats we can tell that there are many people who smell that horrible fishy smell in … Continue reading

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WHY IS IT SO DANGEROUS TO IGNORE THE “FISHY” SMELL?

BESIDES BURNING THE HOUSE DOWN, WHY IS IT SO DANGEROUS TO IGNORE THE SMELL? A little background- In 1899, British Patent was taken out for using  phenol-formaldehyde resins in electrical insulation. Famed for its `fishy’ smell when hot, Bakelite* a … Continue reading

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WHO YOU GONNA CALL IF YOU SMELL A FISHY SMELL?

If you smell that smell, it is already dangerous. A certified electrician or home inspector using an infrared  (heat seeking) camera or  a laser thermometer can locate any overheating electrical components inside the  walls before it gets worse or before … Continue reading

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LOOKING AROUND THE HOUSE FOR THAT “FISHY” ODOR.

That “fishy smell” may be something as simple as a 100-watt light bulb in a 75-watt socket causing an electrical overload.  The insulation around the light fixture or plastic components in outlets, switches and light fixtures overheating will throw off … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THAT NASTY FISHY SMELL?

Sharing this might save someone’s life. Ever smell a strange, fishy smell in your home that is overpowering at times? It may appear intermittently, lasting for a few minutes or hours, sometimes days. You sniff everything and scrub like crazy–the … Continue reading

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