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Old 04-11-2013, 09:20 AM  
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There is a permeant solution for old house odors. An all-natural paint additive has been developed, that, turns any newly painted wall surface, into a permanent air, purification system no electricity or filters required. The Air-ReNu, technology permanently maintains healthy indoor air quality and removes offensive odors. Air-ReNu is safe, effective and a permanent solution.


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Old 04-11-2013, 03:39 PM  
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So you wouldn't be able to smell nat. gas or sewer gas or mold growing. So I guess you would die happy with you new paint job.


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Old 04-12-2013, 09:09 AM  
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I use a ionizer. I rent and when I move into places it always smells, so I run an ionizer in it from time to time and it does away with it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:26 PM  
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“Old house” smell is commonly associated to mildew and molds, especially in dark areas such as inside wooden walls, attics, closets, etc. If you can find one (I forgot the brand of the solution), chlorine dioxide works quite well. Used as fumes, it can also penetrate walls, killing any bacteria that contributes to molds and mildew.
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When buying a house an air quality test should be done as well as the home inspections. New and old homes can have problems that don't show up with inspections ,but smells are hard to hide and sometime the more dangerous stuff does not have a smell.
When having an air test done request that the furnace is running while a car is in the garage running with the big door open for five minutes and then turn off engine and close the door while the furnace or AC is still running.
http://www.lung.ca/protect-protegez/...chezvous_e.php
Every other inspection is subject to what can be seen and an opinion but the lab gives you facts and numbers that you can research yourself.

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Old houses shouldn't smell, smell means mold /ventilation problem and is always from some sort of water damage, probably coming from the basement. There can be leaks places and water slowly gets in a causes dry root in other parts of the house. Sealing the foundation would be one thing to do.

Another solution would to be run dehumidifiers all over the place to get rid of any moisture or dry rot. Also try to air the house out with fans opening windows, add sofit vents, moor vents.
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Musty smell = moisture and usually rot, mold, mildew etc.

Does the home have a crawlspace?


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