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SPF fish odor: How can we get rid of it?

ceiling sprayed between rafters. Dropped ceiling (drywalled) attached below. One area open through HRV unit.

Asked by Bernard Morel
Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:46 AM ET

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Bernard,
Most stories like yours don't end well. Unless you are lucky, the smell is unlikely to go away, and all of the spray foam needs to be removed from your house.

Document your complaints on paper, and send a registered letter to your contractor and the spray foam manufacturer documenting the complaint. Many of these cases require lawyers. Good luck.

More information here: Spray Foam Jobs With Lingering Odor Problems.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Jan 28, 2013 4:43 AM ET
Edited Jan 28, 2013 4:44 AM ET.

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From Green to Homeless: One Man’s Battles with SPF Insulation

Richard Beyer of East Lyme, Connecticut, provides a great example of how one person can change the building industry (with a little help from the Pharos Project).

After a bad spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation installation sickened him and his family, Mr. Beyer researched these products on Pharos.
- See more at: http://www.pharosproject.net/blog/detail/id/163/spf-safety-standards-vet...

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I hope your contractor has "Contractor Pollution Liability Insurance? Your first step is to verify the contractors insurance policy and the second is to make the claim. There are no published remediation standards for off-ratio spray polyurethane foam by any industry, government office or national building codes. We are the guinea pigs of industry for the 21 century. Your homeowners policy does not cover smelly foam so do not try to get them to make it right. It will not happen. The exclusion is "Gas and Workmanship".

http://www.isopa.org/isopa/uploads/6marchisopapress.pdf

Answered by Richard Beyer
Posted Jun 22, 2013 3:48 PM ET

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