Over the last few weeks we have had an enigma in our home in the form of a gas smell that is there one minute and not the next.
When I first noticed it, I rang the company who service my boiler and they sent a man round to check the boiler, where it seemed to be coming from.
They used gadgets to check the meter and the whole system. I was told there was no gas leak in my house and that everything was completely safe.
I felt so relieved that it wasn't anything to worry about and gladly paid the fee for the reassurance that the man had given me. He told me he couldn't smell anything.
In case you are wondering if I was imagining it or that I have a faulty sense of smell, Harry had also smelt it. In fact I think he was the first to notice it.
A week went on without a problem and then, to my dismay, we noticed the smell again. This time, I decided to ignore it because it was there one minute and just when I was beginning to panic, it disappeared without trace.
After several days of this, I still felt very uneasy and decided to ring the Gas Board Emergency Service. Surely they would find something wrong?
They were round within half an hour and did a free extensive search both in my home and next doors. They used all sorts of gadgets to test everything and a smoke test on the chimney flue. Everything was passed as safe and I was assured that their equipment would pick up minute amounts of gas leaking and set all their alarms off full pelt. Nothing happened and they could not smell anything.
Feeling very reassured and being told that the most likely cause was a rotting bird behind the boiler that would smell similar to gas.
Well that was over a week ago and yesterday we smelt it again.
I have been assured that a gas leak would be constant and not come and go like it is doing. However, surely a rotting bird would be constant too and quite honestly I don't think it is a rotting beast.
Has anyone else had a similar problem?