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La
Old house completely gutted smells
La

I'm not sure what your smell is, but every old wood framed building that I've been in that has been demo'ed down to the studs & subfloor has its own particular smell. Not particuarly pleasant, but not terrible usually. I wonder if the rot is causing the smell.

lehmann
Re: Old house completely gutted smells
lehmann

Removing the carpets will do a lot, and using a primer or cutting out drywall that is stained will take care of those areas. A duct cleaning may be in order to get the dander out of the HVAC system.

One thing that I've heard of with subfloors is to paint them with a primer such as Kilz that will help seal and lock in the odors. I don't think bleach will do much on the subfloor, but a bioactive digesting cleaner may help. Worst case, you can always cut out the subfloor (presuming it's wood).

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