Is my building going to kill me?
November 5, 2006 8:02 PM Subscribe
My landlords turned on the heat in my building, and now my room smells funny. They say that it's nothing, but I'm kinda worried.
posted by Afroblanco to Grab Bag (19 answers total)
Ever since they turned on the heat, there's this weird smell in my room. It smells kinda like burnt plastic, but a little different. I complained to the landlord's office, and the person who I spoke to said that others have reported the same smell. I was told that it's just "old water in the radiators," but that sounds kinda suspicious to me. I've never heard of old water in the radiators making a place smell funny.
(They also said that they put in a new boiler recently, although I don't know if that has anything to do with it.)
Is this something I should be worried about? If so, what should I do about it? The maintenance guy barely speaks english, and isn't much help at all. I wouldn't be surprised if the landlord just tried to brush me off again. Should I call the city or something?