Basements often lack proper air circulation that can breed mold and mildew. This is a guide about removing odors from a basement.
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How do I remove pet odor from a concrete basement floor?
By Ann from Indianapolis, IN
Use the "Pee Recipe" - it's not just for pee.
2 c. peroxide
2 t. baking soda
2 small drops liquid dish detergent
Mix gently and then pour on area. Do not wipe up - let it dry on it's own, undisturbed, for however long it takes. The smells will be gone. You can use this on dog, cat, human urine, feces, vomit. On carpet (test for colorfastness first in an inconspicuous area), mattresses, concrete, etc. Using a watering can (with sprinkler top) helps to distribute more evenly.
I have the smell of rotten onion in my basement, we can't find the source. Do you have any suggestions?
By Clean, Clean, Clean01/22/2012
Check to see if you have any dry sink or bath tub drains. If you have a bathroom or wetbar sink that isn't used regularly, a dry trap can let sewer odors back into the home. Do you have a dry sump pump? Same problem. Do you have any plants in water vases? If water is not changed regularly, roots begin to rot and stink. Are you storing any root vegetables that might be going bad?
My basement flooded. After the water drained it left a terrible odor. What can be used to remove the odor?
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My son is selling his house and the basement has a horrible dog odor from where the dogs were kept. Can anyone suggest a solution I can apply to neutralize the smell? The area has a concrete floor.
Rose from Malvern, PA