What's that funny smell in our hallway?
May 29, 2005 2:16 PM Subscribe
There's a funny smell in our hallway. It smells like fish. Mainly fish, almost coppery, but definitely fish-like. Our hallway is not much wider than the door, and 4 or 5 feet long. There is an entrance to the attic, a radiator, a rug, and our phone in there. It's not the rug. It's not the radiator. It's not the attic. It's not the phone.
posted by ralphyk to Home & Garden (15 answers total)
It drives us mad, but about half the time, it's not there. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Sometimes it's faint, sometimes incredibly strong. But only in the hallway. When it's strong, we go and stand in the hall, and try to stand in the place it smells the strongest. When we do this, we check the walls and floor and ceiling areas we're nearest to - no smell, no stain. We can't even narrow it down to one particular area of the hall. We've had 3 different sets of neighbours living under us, so it's not them.
We've washed the rug several times, mopped even more times, replaced the phone, checked the attic. Please. Any ideas? We just want to get rid of it. I mean, I like fish, but I don't want my hallway stinking of them...