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What to do if your home has a "fishy" smell after installing spray foam insulation

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What to do if your home has a "fishy" smell after installing spray foam insulation

So you decided to have spray foam insulation installed in your home. Congratulations! Your decision can help save you money and make your home more comfortable for your entire family. A licensed spray foam insulation contractor was likely able to answer all the questions you had before the installation took place. But since returning to your home, you’ve noticed a fishy smell, and you aren’t sure what to do about it.

Rest assured that this is not a situation that should concern you. The cause for the smell you may notice is very small amounts of the catalyst, which has a unique scent some people can detect, in the spray foam being released. This is something which will decrease to undetectable levels within 30 days.

Numerous comprehensive studies have indicated that the amount of catalyst that can be detected by the human nose is in the parts per billion. In contrast, the amount present in the air that would be necessary, in order to affect those breathing it, is generally several thousand times that.


Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more.

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