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Essence of Dog and CAT (=^:^=) Need Advice

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My clients bought their first house despite the fact that it was a major "fixer-upper" with the added aroma of dog and cat still in the air..  

John (client) is good with tools and fixing things….he and his wife (Cindy) were ready to renovate.  Cindy and John invited me over for a backyard get-together at the house not long ago. It was just a month or so after the closing.

They are making good progress. They had painted, scraped, disinfected, used essential oils…
but still, the essence of cat lingered on
.

SO, I have been hunting for remedies.

If you have any good ones, will you let me know? Here's one I found…


AIR FRESHNER: Leave an open bowl of white vinegar out.
WOOD FLOORS: Try vinegar and water or baking soda and water with some lemon in it.

 

 

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Hoping to get some advice. We are having this same situation with another listing and need ideas! THANKS
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

JaneAnne- 

 I am renovating a house that contained the same issue.  We ripped out all of the carpets, cleaned the subfloor with bleach and water and then painted the subfloor with two coats of Kilz primer.  If you smell animal now, It is becaue our dog needsa bath.  I totally took care of the smell.

If they have wood floors, i would contact a professional refinisher and ask them what is best.  Some chemicals can completely ruin the floor - other will have no effect whatsoever.

Hope that helps.

Posted by Kimberly Wester over 11 years ago
Kimberly...THANKS!!!! This is a case where essential oils be the remedy ;=)
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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