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Is it normal for a leak to smell like cat pee?? 

We have a dorma window which is leaking, waiting for roofer to come round. The room absolutely stinks though. Any idea why?? 

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perhaps you have a rodent problem that you didn't know about. They can burrow through insulating material in all sorts of cavity spaces, the leak might be pulling water through a nest.

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No I think there would be other signs if it were rats

Plus it's the loft ceiling, not walls or anything

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We used to blame the cat for this smell in our bay window, it turned out to be damp in the bricks and bitumen/concrete floor/underlay. 

Resolved by proofing the brick walls and new carpet and underlay.

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Thanks Annie. Hopefully when its dried out it may go away! 

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Rock wool insulation when it gets really wet can cause a smell similar to urine

you need to get the leak sorted and the insulation will dry  and the smell will eventually disappear 

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