bayou_skum: How can I get the old house smell out?
My house is a really old house and its got this particular smell to it that just smells old. Before I moved in it was my Paw Paw’s house and it needed some work so I painted all the walls and even replaced some flooring but it’s still has that old smell to it. How can I get the smell out of my house?
Before I painted and refurbished the house I did a deep cleaning on everything. But I didnt think about the pipes.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Eli G
There’s always air freshener, but your best bet may be to open all the windows on a summer day. I bet just a good “Airing out” would help get some of the smell out.
If that doesn’t work give it time… all houses have a smell to them.
glad plug ins all over the house, candles, that carpet fregrance and leave it for a while, them things I think they are made by glad they look like a candle and they puff out a scent and you can control how often. there great and they smell really nice! plus they make a great decoration.Answer by braccheus
I’d suggest that you keep the air in the house circulating or buy an air purifier of some sort. Not sure if the latter would work though. Same thing’s happened to me before however and even so little as turning on and keeping a fan on for 8-10 hours a day does wonders.
Not sure what else to say. If it smells moldy, you could have mold somewhere.Answer by DUDE!!!
open the widows and air it out.Answer by KT
you need to clean the filters. Once they are clean spray them with air freshener. You can also ( if you have room) put some poperi in a bowl behind the filter in the a/c. If you have the money look into having the ducts cleaned.Answer by Bandett
you get a free house and all you can do whine. Maybe if you cooked some food insterad of eating fast food all the time . your house would take on your odor. you lazy one.Answer by milly
well, i agree with eli but you may need to hose down the basement with lots of soap, wash down the wood work like baseboards and doors with ammonia. it cuts grease and gets dirt off. check the attic to make sure there are no leaks. wipe down everything in sight including cupboards in kitchen and bathrooms. check under sinks for leaks. eventually you may want to replace drain pipes under sinks because they harbor a lot of bacteria and could be rusty. wipe all around the toilet bowls with clorox wipes. as soon as weather permits clean windows. wash any draperies. is the kitchen stove clean too? all these things can make an odor. if he was a smoker it will take a lot of scrubbing.Answer by MISS D. WOULD LIKE 2 HELP U OUT
give every thing a good washing ,was the floor with vinegar cup and gallon of water.
put bleach in the bath tub fill the tub leave over night.
put corn starch on all rugs next day vac them up or after a couple hrs
get a oil burner they are nice the smell stays
THAT SHOULD DO IT FOR UAnswer by BillyBob
Give yourself a good sinus rinse. You can get a kit at your local CVS. It might not be the house at all!Answer by lennie
Try leaving a few bowls of white vinegar in different parts of the house, vinegar is an odor eater and will remove many smells. Leave them there at lease 24 hours, and see if you see a difference, do this a few times it should help.
Buy the carpet powder and put it on the carpet before you vacuumn,this also will help.Answer by Elliott M
check your equipment tool rental shops and ask for a ozone machine. it will do the trick.but go to ask .com and type in ozone machine for deodorizing a home and you will see what it is and how it works there are several types.room size to ones you hook up to your duct work for a few days