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House Smell

publication date: Sep 6, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property and Author of Which? Property Books

House Smell

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Smell of Chlorine

Q -
I have a 1905 terraced property which has a smell of chlorine in the back bedroom. it is only really noticeable in the morning if the windows are kept closed overnight, the smell disappears quickly once the windows are opened. Do you have any ideas on what this smell is and how it can be eliminated. READ THE FULL QUESTION HERE

A - Have you asked the boiler chap back - ideally in the am when you tend to get the smell just to check what is happening? It's important to ensure that it's not a gas leak at all.

It is also worth checking that the location of the flu outlet is correct as from some initial research it is possible that the smell might be coming from this area.

Other ideas are if you have a water supply into the room - which we assume you have if there is a boiler there, this might be another possible cause, so it may well be worth putting a call into the water company. READ THE FULL ANSWER HERE


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