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Old 09-25-2009, 04:38 PM   #21
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I agree with rselectric, the home I live in was a repo. People had a bunch of rots. When realtors would show the house you would have a wave of hot dog piss air roll over you when they opened the door. Yummy. Ripped out carpet and pad and kilz. Couldn't hurt to spray the walls too for all the places they mighta leg lifted.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:12 PM   #22
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Go to the store and buy a bag of charcoal. Leave it out all weekend in an closed house, monday, odor is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JCalvin:

So, how's it going? Did you contact a vendor from the IICRC and use any of my advice.

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Still waiting on the Orange TKO that someone else recommended. I have a few more weeks before the job is done so I have a little time. I am hoping to using this opportunity to try out a few "odor eliminator" products.
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[quote=jcalvin;775072]Still waiting on the Orange TKO that someone else recommended. I have a few more weeks before the job is done so I have a little time. I am hoping to using this opportunity to try out a few "odor eliminator" products.[/quot

















I was serious about the charcoal. Cheap and it works!
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I can't believe you're still f**king around with this and haven't rented an ozone generator and be done with it.
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Rselectric1 is correct. I purchased a fixer that according to the neighbors had rabbits, hamsters and dogs running loose. After removing the carpet and finding rabbit droppings in every corner I believed them. The smell !!!! let me put it this way, the house sat empty for two years in the heat of CA.

Paint everything with Kills It (Home Depot) then paint over, the smell will be gone forever!
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Kilz is just one of the steps. Using oil based kilz to paint the subfloor will lock out any transmission of odors gasing off the surface of the subfloor itself.

If you had for instance just an issue of a puddle of piss in the middle of a carpeted floor this would be a great fix. However if you don't know exactly where all the issues are such as did the dog or cats spray the walls? Did their urine run down behind the base, onto the joists, is it in the drywall? etc... etc... etc... then kilz on the sub-floor won't do the job. It's part of the job.

That's when you need something that will permeate the entire structure on a molecular level, get inside the walls, inside every crack and crevice which ozone will do, its chemical process that takes place on the molecular level actually changing living matter. This is exactly why it is so effective.

As long as there isn't a rotting corpse of something stuck somewhere a commercial strength ozone generator will destroy the odors on a molecular level. This is why it can destroy mold. (keep in mind though you have to correct what is causing the mold to form or it will come back)

I have rehabbed many foreclosures that I own for rentals and I don't f**k around in how I do anything. Ozone works.

It is deadly. Keep that in mind, it will kill you or make you sick if you don't follow the proper procedures.

Ozone is used commercially in many ways most of us aren't even aware of, it's used to treat our food, to treat our water and in many, many different applications. It's the real deal.

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I'm sorry that you feel like I am messing around with it. I am at a stage in the remodel where I don't think it would be smart to bring in a thousand dollar machine to plug in and leave all night. I am still repairing windows, doors, patching drywall, etc. If it comes down to it, I WILL rent the machine. I am hesitant to throw in the towel and paint the floor this early though. I am still hopeful that I will stumble on the source and eliminate it completely and forever.

I had a another job that would get a terrible smell in a back bedroom. It would come and go ir-regularly and was very annoying. I was working late one night and saw a cat climb up a small hole in the floor and went over to that corner. I ran the cat off and covered the hole and never smelled it again. I have been searching for the hole in this house and haven't found it yet.
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Read over on breaktime where using an electric hotplate and a frying pan filled with coffee grounds left to burn for a few hours will kill just about any kind of stink...and not kill the place with a burnt smell either.

Ya may want to research it...and obviously make sure not to start a fire.
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not sure if this link will work, as you must be logged in and also have permission to enter the "tavern" area...

http://forums.taunton.com/n/main.asp...relevance&be=0

Here's the first post:

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"While back ponyt posted a tidbit about removing strong odors from a building by burning coffee in a frying pan.
Well, I've been revitalizing a 70s house that has been shut up since '99 anyhow, with squirrels, raccoons and whathaveyou having free reign since then. Stink? Good Lord man!
Well, it works. Well in fact.
Here's a hat tip to ponyt for providing that data.
You'all keep that info in yer back pocket as you might be able to use it sometime."



The poster who recommended this method is a very long time and well respected member of the forum, for what it's worth.
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Painting the floor is not throwing in the towel, it's part of the proper process for what you are trying to accomplish. Unless you have a dead animal somewhere, the source is all over the place.

This ain't rocket science, it's done every day. Some people will screw around forever some people will simply follow steps A,B and C and be done with it, no different then in the construction trades you see people hacking sh*t up by screwing around instead of following accepted standards of A, B and C. No different.
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I am at a stage in the remodel where I don't think it would be smart to bring in a thousand dollar machine to plug in and leave all night.
When you rent a tool, at the rental center they have insurance for like $8.00 a day that completely covers whatever you are renting.
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http://forums.taunton.com/n/mb/messa...705.4&search=y

"burn coffee.... yep... take a large pot put it on a hot plate fill it with coffee grinds soat with water and then leave... let it burn til it's really burnt bad... til there is nothing left to burn...
within a day you'll not smell anything.... it's what the dead body clean up guy told me years ago... i've used it a few times... and it worked
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"cheap no name ground coffee ..unless u like to urn the good stuff.. old 4-8qt pot.. dump in a lb or two of coffee add water maybe 2-3 cups put hot plate where it won't burn anything..place on high heat and leave it with the home sealed up best you can..let it cook til it burns..let it fill the place up with smoke and the smell of burnt coffee... just let it burn till it can;t anymore... then leave the place closed up .. til the next day.. then air it out... you might smell coffee some but thats all... think it's the oils or something
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I found a machine within about 30 miles of me for 250/day. It was at a rental place and the guy knew nothing about it so I met with a guy from both ServPro and First Restoration Services as InsuranceClaims suggested. Both groups had their own ozone machine and promised that it would work...for about a month. They said the smell was from some sort of pet fecal/urine and neither have had success with permanent smell abatement. However, I cannot discredit all the info that you have all shared. I know that $250 is a small price to pay in the scope of the job, but I want to make sure that will cure it. I hate to drop that and still end up having to tear out. The owner is being VERY understanding and agreed to pay the difference of what it costs to remove it, but I just can't go throw around his money like it is nothing. I at least need to leave a client happy even if I loose a little money.

By the way. The Orange TKO worked great!!! I had dreams of drowning in a pool of orange juice that night. The only problem was that by the next day, it smelled like @#$! again.
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Call one of the crime scene clean up companies and ask what they use. They have to get rid of the smell of rotted corpses all the time.
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I found a machine within about 30 miles of me for 250/day. It was at a rental place and the guy knew nothing about it so I met with a guy from both ServPro and First Restoration Services as InsuranceClaims suggested. Both groups had their own ozone machine and promised that it would work...for about a month. They said the smell was from some sort of pet fecal/urine and neither have had success with permanent smell abatement. However, I cannot discredit all the info that you have all shared. I know that $250 is a small price to pay in the scope of the job, but I want to make sure that will cure it. I hate to drop that and still end up having to tear out. The owner is being VERY understanding and agreed to pay the difference of what it costs to remove it, but I just can't go throw around his money like it is nothing. I at least need to leave a client happy even if I loose a little money.

By the way. The Orange TKO worked great!!! I had dreams of drowning in a pool of orange juice that night. The only problem was that by the next day, it smelled like @#$! again.
Where the heck do you live?

I can rent one for like $50 for the weekend!

Kilz and ozone, it will be permanent.

Work for about a month???? If it works for a month it ain't coming back, that doesn't even begin it make a bit of sense.

If it's pet urine, you're all set. Kilz the subfloor and drywall up as high as you think the critters lifted their legs. Tear off the base and throw it away, run the ozone for 48 hours.

I've done it many times.
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I used a product on the market that has enzymes in it that "eat" the odor. You can buy it at any supermarket or pet store. I had picked up a Lazy-boy chair on the side of the road and hauled it upstairs. Once I got it in I sat on it and then noticed the strong odor of cigarette smoke and pet urine (I think cat). I thought I was screwed until my mom suggested this product. I sprayed the whole chair and covered it with a wet blanket. The chair smelled like industrial chemicals for 3 months, but it eventually faded and the smell never came back. I still use the chair 10 years later.
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What size unit are you renting? The one the guy rents out is something like a 15000mg/hr $250/day. Or, I can buy a 3500mg/hr for $200.

$50! I would have already grabbed one of those for that price.
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I am suprised the smell still exists if you have replaced the flooring, I would try using a chemical agent that removes air odors and also attempt to ventilate the area, perhaps even use vinegar.

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