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Next: Mop the garage with diluted bleach to make it less smelly (some musty/smoky smell).


If a simple cleaning doesn't do the trick (smells come back after initial bleach "coverup" odor dissipates, consider if any areas might need painting with Kilz stain/odor-blocking primer. Paints and surfaces can absorb bad smells.

Case in point - when an unauthorized unneutered male cat sprayed all over carpet, baseboards and first 2' of drywall, we had to reno. Didn't want to redo drywall in full unit! Carpet was due for reno, so we ripped it and pad out. But the subfloor (concrete slab-on-grade) had absorbed urine too. The stench was overwhelming. You literally felt you needed a gas mask to breath in there. You could smell it outside the closed front door!

So I did 2 treatments with Simple Solutions urine neutralizer and 2 coats of Kilz odor-blocking primer before reinstalling carpet. Did the same to the walls (cleaned with SS, painted wiyh Kilz Primer) before repainting. I didn't want any odors to reactivate or permeate on damp days.

Never had any odor problems after that.

For simpler odor problems, cleaning with vinegar can help too.

Laura
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