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  • Anonymous
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    I left a pot on the fire, full blast and left for 4 hours, house was completely covered in smoke, no fire. All windows were opened and fans were put on for 8 hrs. House still smell like burnt popcorn

    Anonymous
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    burn the house down. You will no longer have the musty smell.

    Anonymous
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    The buildin i live in is old , I call it “the house of smells” the hall way smells nasty as hell as i aproah my front door.I think it comes from the carpet, the when u get in my house it smells like nasty mildew or sour chemical smell, after cleaning the whole house for weeks bleaching, stem cleaning used lysol , anything u can think of! it would smell bad still.i finally figured out where the smell was coming from, it was the ac , wich is broken , i live in florida and u cant live witout ac here or ur house will smell like crap! So now I fell like th neonly thing that might get rid of the problem is to throw the wall down were the ac unit is and also get rid of the ac(central ac) and clean or burn the air ducts.

    Anonymous
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    I do know the bowl of vinegar works. I on,y have one room with carpet but i have 2 dogs and 4 cats they all go to the bathroom where they are supposed to but 3 of our cats are my cats kittens so when we were trying to box train them they had quite a few problems in that carpeted room i have steamcleaned multiple times the smell just came back. so try the vinegar i actually used two bowls for my one room.

    Anonymous
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    I totally agree with the second answer. Febreze is an awesome product to use to really get rid of any odor, especially a sour smell. Febreze also has a line of carpet care products, to freshen the carpet up. And whats really great about Febreze is that if you log onto http://www.febrezecarpetcare.com you can get a coupon to save money on these product!!! ITS A WIN WIN SITUATION!! GOOD LUCK HEATHER

    Anonymous
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    I’VE TRIED ALL SORTS OF PRODUCTS I MIGHT USE SOME OF THE HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS SEEN ABOVE THIS ANIMAL BLOCKS UP THE DRAIN BUT I HAVE A POWERFUL ACIDIC CLEANING LIQUID AND IT’S EXCELLENT.

    Anonymous
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    I’VE BOUGHT A PET INDUSTRIAL AND POWERFUL ODDUR CLEANER IT EVEN KNOCKED OUT THE SEWAGE SMELLS.

    Anonymous
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    A good pet industrial cleaner sounds good, but I don’t know the name of it.

    Anonymous
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    there is no way to get rid of the smell seft go to you closest store and rent a carpit cleaner it works great i have tryed it 9/10 it works give it a try or get new carpits

    Anonymous
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    My Recommendations to remove odors: – Use a steam extractor for cleaning carpets – Clothing may need to be washed several times – Take care of the air circulation – Take all the drawers out of your cabinets and open all the cupboard doors, wash inside and out paying attention to the drawer slides and around the hinges. – Unplug and wash your stove and refrigerator inside More info in my blog, http://getridofsmells.blogspot.com Hope be useful!.

    Anonymous
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    My new apartment reeked like cat urine and moth balls. I had to have the carpet padding cleaned, the carpet cleaned 2x and I spray daily a cat urine odor remover on my floors and walls. If only people would spay/neuter. Mold will also cause smells, we found chunks of mold and rotten wood throughout our apartment. Replace your air filters, get air purifiers in every room or at least your bedroom and living room, I use a carbon and hepa filter. I have a bissel pet hair vaccume that works wonders, if you have a good income than I would suggest a Rainbow vaccume, my parents bought one because of my asthma when I was a girl. I also clean with tea tree oil and other aromatherapy oils. I put air fresheners in my air vents and have natural air fresheners throught out the house, I’m also currently buying a herb garden for my balcony so I have some flow of natural earthy smells. Good luck ,I hope any of this helps.

    Anonymous
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    My house always had that old sour smell in the fall, i burn liquid poutpouri and sprinkle baking soda mixed with vanilla oil on my carpets let stand overnight then vacumn up helps alot.

    Anonymous
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    I just wanted to throw in my secret. the best product I used is Room Shocker. I moved into a new (older) house and it had a strange sour/musty smell. I used Room Shocker and it took the smell right out and it never came back. Seriously this stuff is amazing. Check it out at http://www.biocidesystems.com/roomshocker1.html

    Anonymous
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    My husband has low Testerone his dr gave home cream for this instead of the pills…please tell me if their is anything I can use to cover this pungent smell…trying to breathe in my own home:(

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    Nice article

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