05:20AM | 12/05/07
Member Since: 09/30/07
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We have a fishy odor that comes and goes and seems to be coming from tub enclosure walls! Doesn't smell around toilet or vents. It is gone for months and all of a sudden its there again. Could the material be breaking down or is there mold behind it?


08:12AM | 11/19/15
Did you ever find the problem? We just bought a house and have the same issue in the spare bathroom, we initially thought it was the plumbing or toilet seal but after various 'fixes' the smell was still there (off and on, mostly on) and we finally smelled the tub surround wall and THAT was the source of the odor!! The house is newer/5 years old and the material is a resin or something. The vanity countertop smells the same. Comes and goes, drives us crazy. We've tried to wipe/wash it with vinegar, ammonia, cleaners, etc. Nothing works. If it was a glue or adhesive used, or the resin, after 5 years the smell should have dissipated. But it's there. Maybe the previous owners used something they shouldn't have on it and it stripped some layer off or something although it looks fine.


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