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Sticky house (by AL [NC]) Jun 15, 2019 3:20 PM
       Sticky house (by plenty [MO]) Jun 15, 2019 3:32 PM
       Sticky house (by Richard [MI]) Jun 15, 2019 4:00 PM
       Sticky house (by JR [ME]) Jun 15, 2019 4:43 PM
       Sticky house (by Busy [WI]) Jun 15, 2019 5:20 PM
       Sticky house (by AL [NC]) Jun 15, 2019 6:33 PM
       Sticky house (by David [NC]) Jun 15, 2019 6:55 PM
       Sticky house (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 15, 2019 6:56 PM
       Sticky house (by Vee [OH]) Jun 15, 2019 8:24 PM
       Sticky house (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 15, 2019 8:51 PM
       Sticky house (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 10:56 PM
       Sticky house (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 10:56 PM
       Sticky house (by Amy [FL]) Jun 16, 2019 4:41 PM
       Sticky house (by LiTX [TX]) Jun 16, 2019 11:50 PM

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Sticky house (by AL [NC]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 3:20 PM
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Hey, I have a stinky house. I used odorxit and still no results. I sprayed some very bad, sulfur smelling powder, flea aerosol and etc. I have cleaned and steamed floors to no avail. Any suggestions. It's been a month. I rented the house today and the tenant who came to look at the house noticed the smell was still there. I guess I am immune. Helps.! I was thinking of cleaning the plaster walls and even getting the ductwork clean. --47.38.xx.xxx




Sticky house (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 3:32 PM
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Sticky or stinky... i would think everything you can do you should. Certainly those things will help. Any fabric in the house? Change it out... like carpet, padding, window blinds and curtains, rugs, shower curtains... read and follow the instructions on the odorXit.. ive had good luck with it after i read the instructions... wink wink! --99.203.xx.xx




Sticky house (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 4:00 PM
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What do you suspect is causing the problem?

Urine? Meth smell? Cigarette smell? Rotten food? Dead animal? Decaying meat smell? General filth? All of the above?

Can you tell where the smell is? Everywhere? Floors? Walls? Bathrooms?

Did bad tenants cause it? Do you think it is deliberate?

Depending on what and where, different cures. --71.10.xx.xxx




Sticky house (by JR [ME]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 4:43 PM
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I had a house that had a ďpuff backĒ from the furnace. Thatís the exhaust from a fuel oil fired furnace for you Southerners. Made the whole house reek of oil and exhaust fumes. Had the whole place professionally cleaned, repainted all walls and ceilings, ran the ozone for a month....stilled smelled bad.

I was at a total loss of what to do. Then I had a call from a recently-divorced woman with two kids who needed a house pronto. Showed her the house, I didnít mention the smell and neither did she. Sheís been there more than 5 years now without complaint.

Just goes to show you, that sometimes we get a little paranoid about smells. --98.13.xx.xxx




Sticky house (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 5:20 PM
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Iíve used an ozone generator with good success. Not cheap little machines, ( I paid about $350 online,) but , I allow smoking in my houses, so I know Iíll get my moniesí worth. If you use one, be sure to do as Vee advised on this forum long time ago: plug it into the outlet nearest the door you enter and exit. I use a timer to run it for about two hours after I leave the property for the day. Then the machine can be off for the rest of the night for the ozone to dissipate. Being able to quickly unplug the machine while holding your breath and getting back out of the house becomes important if there is a power outage and the timer gets screwed up. Thatís why you want to plug it in right by your door, even if you need to run extension cord to place the unit where you want it.

I still was having a small bit of odor, even after running the ozone generator very often. Resorted to Glade plug-in cashmere woods ( only scent I like of those things.) The scented oil diffuser is now empty, but smell hasnít come back. Caution with those things though; others have reported the oil can damage flooring if spilled on it, and it possibly gets that oil on the walls. Iíve turned over houses where my tenants had always used these with no noticeable bad results. So, as always, ymmv. (Your mileage may vary.) --70.92.xxx.xxx




Sticky house (by AL [NC]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:33 PM
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The house is all hardwood and ceramic tile. Thick baseboards. Fabric curtains in living room left by prior tenant. He took mine down and left his. I don't know where mine are. All window blinds are there also in all the rooms. The cause is Martin's Surrender which I put out after the exiting tenant moved. It smells really bad but kills all insects. I used it before and never had a problem with lingering smells. I put it inside/outside the emptied house in early May to kills fleas, bugs etc. I cleaned the powder up but the smell lingers. I just read that it gets worst when wet. Again, we cleaned, mopped, steamed the floors. I put a small amount of Odorxit in the steamer when doing the floors. It's worst in the kitchen, laundry and mud room areas at the front/side of the house. All possible spots have been spot cleaned with odorxit- 2 oz / 16 oz bottle. We saturated the floors in the offended areas. Still there! The parents didn't smell it but the tenants who smelled it at showing said it was still there. I guess I am used to it being in/out for the whole month. Keep the ideas coming. Thanks --47.38.xx.xxx




Sticky house (by David [NC]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:55 PM
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I had a terrible smell in my double wide 15 years ago. Finally figured out a possum crawled under there, got trapped and died. CHeck for dead animals in the crawlspace or attic. --65.188.xxx.xx




Sticky house (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:56 PM
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Did you wash the kitchen walls with Trisodium phosphate TSP? If there is any grease on the walls in there a smell will cling to it. That's where people find the nicotine smells they can't get rid of. it's in the cooking grease on the wall. --173.61.xxx.xx




Sticky house (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 8:24 PM
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I would just cut the lower 24 inches of drywall, add those outlets in prime locations for window a/c, bath and kitchen gfci outlets, put in new drywall, while you are getting the wires strung around you will know if it simply soaked in from some critter pee but too late to charge old tenant cause you did not mention a black light to test the walls. --76.188.xxx.xx




Sticky house (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 8:51 PM
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I wouldn't advertise the use of Martin's Surrender indoors, it contains acephate which is generally banned from indoor use as a low level carcinogen.

It has a half life of 2-3 weeks so leave the windows open for a couple of weeks and the smell should dissipate on it's own over time. It is also water soluble so you can wipe down the floors and walls a few times washing the rag out often. Be sure to wear gloves because it can be absorbed through the skin and cause a variety of issues, from diarrhea, rapid heart rate, to dizziness. --50.26.xx.xxx




Sticky house (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 10:56 PM
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Hmmmmm there is a strange smell coming from the your house and the tenant is now gone?

Next thing you are going to say is that you own a shovel too.

The ratio for OdorX is 30 to 1 so you should be good there. Let us know if the strength of the mystery smell lessens with time --24.101.xxx.xx




Sticky house (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 10:56 PM
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Hmmmmm there is a strange smell coming from the your house and the tenant is now gone?

Next thing you are going to say is that you own a shovel too.

The ratio for OdorX is 30 to 1 so you should be good there. Let us know if the strength of the mystery smell lessens with time --24.101.xxx.xx




Sticky house (by Amy [FL]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 4:41 PM
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Maybe shrimp in the curtain rods? Never know. --99.174.xxx.xxx




Sticky house (by LiTX [TX]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 11:50 PM
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I was just asking about this Martin ant killer on another post. Our tenants put this in the property and it has been 2 years. The place still stink. Researching on how to get rid of this smell. During our showing 9 out of 10 people would say something stinks in there. Thinking about spraying vinegar to the place or Odor-ban.

Googled online and nothing tells you how to get rid of the smell. Any suggestions??

--47.32.xxx.xxx



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