Here's my story...
I recently bought a 3 story fixer-upper house that has been abandoned for 5 years.
All of the contents are intact from the previous owner, who died of natural causes after being in a nursing home for 5 years.
There was a flood 4 years ago that devistated the neighborhood, but only a foot of water got into the basement, (no structural damage).
The house was also burglarized and ransacked for valuables. The hot water tank is missing, along with the range, refrigerator, AND ALL of the copper waterlines. Oh yeah, they stole the copper wiring too.
To say the least, the house is TRASHED.
I secured the house by making a new bulkhead door out of pressure treated 3/4" plywood and reinforced with 2X4s, installed a new padlock, and changed the deadbolt locks on the front and rear door.
The kitchen is my priority now, which was ransacked due to thievs looking for money and valuables. The burglars also emptied the contents of the refrigerator onto the kitchen floor (which was carpeted), and the smell of rotting chicken and meat permiated throughout the hardwood floors.
My problem now is the smell of rotting chicken that has soaked into the hardwood floors. How do I get rid of it?
I appreciate any comments or suggestions.
this is my first house, and I intend to make it a home someday... with a lot of elbow grease.
I have posted pics on photobucket of my undertaking...Heres the link again...http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff171/sidcrozbee87/
thanks for reading