Trying to buy the house next door [short sale] to rehab for my granddaughter. It's been for sale and empty for the last year, because of the smell inside. No one has made an offer cause the minute they come through the door, the urine smell turns them off, and they turn around and leave.
I wouldn't take on such a project, but the bones of the house are good and the neighborhood is great, and as I am getting older, it would be nice to have a relative next door.
The old lady that lived there was blind and incontinent, and so was her dog. And her grown children would come over just long enough to give the Mom her insulin and a meal, and they would scram.
There is no carpet, just hardwood floors, which we plan on refinishing, and plan on painting every room. I think the smell is coming from the kitchen linoleum floor, which we are going to tear up and replace. I plan on sealing the underflooring with Kilz or Bin, before laying new flooring
I think that the odor has attached itself to all the surfaces in the house, so until we get everything painted, resurfaced or thrown out, it will be an ongoing problem, until we get done.
I just want something to help with odor control while we are in there working on the demo and rehab....I realize that there is no quick fix, but any suggestions will be great.