My rebel tenant made lavish use of Febreze. The room is thick with the smell. I have removed the bedding and opened the window, but I literally can’t stay in the room. The next step is washing the walls and floors with ammonia, which my other tenant hates.
Any suggestions? Thank you.
Bowl of vinegar on the floor? I think someone mentioned that taking out funnies from the air?
So the nightmare LT guest is finally gone? I hope so Mandi. Stay safe
Ventilate for 24hrs, then reassess.
Just happen to have a VLA (Very Large Amount) of vinegar here. On it now. Is it toxic?
Is what toxic? The Febreeze or the vinegar? I assume you mean the Febreeze, but I couldn’t give a definitive answer on that. Bowls of baking soda set around also absorb odors. And when I used to live in Canada, there was a product called Nilodor. It gets rid of smells, and itself has a smell like wintergreen, which I happen to love.
Ammonia is a pretty bad smell- why not wash the walls with baking soda and water?
I guess you got him out?
Lemon Mate, if you can find it. For some weird reason they got rid of their distribution network. Often in health food stores. It’s almost pure lemon oil but it will even remove dirty diaper smell or dog farts.
There are other citrus oil based deodorizers, and they do remove persistent floral odors.
It’s really a stupid question. A hefty concentration of Febreze and Lysol is possibly a hazard to asthmatics like me. Even if the air were clear with the situation, I wouldn’t put anyone in there now. But the Airbnb cleaning protocols will certainly come in handy.
In the past I used baking soda and lemon juice. Thanks for the reminder!
You sure it’s actually real lemon oil? Many years ago I took a Workman’s Compensation safety course which was required for signing up to work in wardrobe for the film workers union. One thing I was really surprised to hear is that supposed citrus-based cleaners are banned by workers comp because they are synthetic, not natural, and extremely toxic.
Lemon juice, baking soda, hot water.
I was responding to NordlingHouse who was recommending Lemon Mate. Never heard of it, perhaps it’s all natural, but maybe not.
I boil vinegar and carry the steam around the room / house. However if the smell of vinegar (not unlike the Fabreze smell) is offensive you might add some lemon juice.
Buy a different “flavor” of Febreze that is not offensive!
You may want to change your HVAC filters too. They can hold smells & circulate them.
Yes. They process a lot of citrus skins for oils. The problem is I’m not sure the company is in business any more. They were located in Eugene, OR.
Near as we can tell, he used a can of Lysol, most of can of extra strength Febreze, and a Febreze air diffuser. It’s a 130 sq ft room.
After leaving the towel soaked in vinegar and the window open all night, the walls and floor were washed in vinegar. It smells like french fries!
I going to hand wash the curtains and fixtures.
i found this article where they say you need to boil Lemon Peels and clean with white vinegar
You mean it smells like french fries that people put vinegar on, a taste preference that I’ve never understood Unfortunately, I can’t clean with vinegar- I can’t stand either the smell or the taste of it.
An aficionado would use malt vinegar on chips with a touch of sale. Cleans copper, too.
I grew up in the US, where I never encountered anyone putting vinegar on french fries. Moved to Canada in my early 20s, seems to be a Canadian thing, maybe British?