BAD SMELLS - Posted by Eli
Posted by Eli on September 12, 2004 at 14:51:36:
First of all let me start off with a story about my extended family. If there is anyone that has a worse smell then this house did, I owe you a dinner or something. Anyway they had 5 dogs and about a dozen cats. They were FILTHY and I mean FILTHY PEOPLE. I am alegic to animals and I could not go in the house for more then one breath. I would literally take a huge breath outside (at least 20 feet away from the house) and then I would run in give a hug or two and then run out and get some air. To expound on the Filth let me explain their idea of cleaning up for company, they would literally sweep the dog and cat %$#& into a pile UNDER the kitchen table (no kidding).
Needless to say about 5 years ago their health forced them out of the house and my mother was given the responsibility of selling the house. I recomended burning it down and selling the lot for 30,000. Clean comparables were selling for about $120,000. Anyway she sold it for an amazing $40,000 cash. We were all laughing all the way to the bank, knowing what the buyer had gotten himself into. But he did get it fixed and he did make a killing.
About a year ago I was told a solution to clean up these smells. It is ozone. Simple O3. THere are ozone machines that somehow turn regular oxygen O2 into O3. Ozone kills bacteria and neutralizes smells. I have used one and it works!!!
Supposedly, (I heard this from a group of Guru’s) Ozone can kill cockroaches and other pests as well if it is given enough time and enough 03. That I cant verify but I do know that it will kill odors.
I have also been told that they use ozonen to clean bathrooms. I supposedly kills mold as well. I have been told that if you lock one of these machines in a bathroom it will clean the mold out of the grout with no scrubbing. Again I cant verify this.
Now back to cat smells, cat urine is TOXIC, almost as toxic as nuclear waste. If you dont believe me look at it with a black light it glows! Now that is interesting and all, but it does provide a very convient way to find the stuff.
I am betting that the “fool” that bought my distant relatives house knew these tricks and he loved the bad smell. I am guessing that he ripped out all the carpet. Swept up the dirt and got a black light. I bet he then doused all the glowing toxic places and doused them in clorox. He then probably closed all the doors and windows and rented a bunch of HUGE ozonators. He probably left them running for about 3 years to kill all the smells that had permeated everything. I dont know how long it would really take but I have been told that it is about 2-3 days. If this really does kill cockroaches he probably got about 5 garbage bags and swept them all up and then he was laughing all the way to the bank.
Now I will try to clarify a few things. I am not an expert on this, I am a novice at best. But I really believe that you can use this information to become experts on this subjet.
One warning… I have been warned not to be in the house when these ozonators are running. If they are killing roaches, it probably is not really healthy for us. However I do know that small ozone machines are made to be put permanatly in your house to keep the air clean, and I assume they dont kill you, but these big ones could be dangerous.