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Old 05-10-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Previous Owner Smoked like a Chimney in Garage. Get rid of smell?

Stupid question but maybe someone has dealt with it..

The PO of our house smoked like a chimney in the attached 2 car garage. I swore we got a hold of the smell when we painted the walls. But since it got humid the concrete has started the usual sweating and it makes the whole house smell nasty.

The floor is just bare concrete.. From talking to the neighbours the floor of the garage was his ashtray and butts would sit there for days.

What can I do to get rid of the smell? The garage floor is unsealed. Airing it out does not help. I scrubbed 1 half with simple green but a old towel left on the garage floor for days has the smell on it.

Any Ideas?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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Rent an ozone generator. I had the same problem with a Nissan Titan pickup I recently bought. It was fine, smelled like flowers for about a week and then the previous owner's dirty habit showed itself.
I rented an Ozone Generator from a local tool and equipment rental place. I think it was about $30 a day. Just plug it in, seal the place as best as you can and let it run. It will smell like Ozone for a little bit and then it should smell like NOTHING!
You may have to repeat in a few months but this is the most effective solution I've ever tried.
Google some reviews, you'll be impressed with people's testimonies.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Rent an ozone generator. I had the same problem with a Nissan Titan pickup I recently bought. It was fine, smelled like flowers for about a week and then the previous owner's dirty habit showed itself.
I rented an Ozone Generator from a local tool and equipment rental place. I think it was about $30 a day. Just plug it in, seal the place as best as you can and let it run. It will smell like Ozone for a little bit and then it should smell like NOTHING!
You may have to repeat in a few months but this is the most effective solution I've ever tried.
Google some reviews, you'll be impressed with people's testimonies.
Yes. Same thing they use to get rid of odors at crime scenes, after a fire in your house, etc.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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Ozone generator is the only way to go, used in rehabbing of homes with smoke damage.

Really it works, and is the only thing that does work on major smoke damage.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
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If it is in the concrete, wash the shit out of it with vinegar, then seal it with L&M Seal Hard or Petrotex.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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This stuff works:

http://www.fresh-wave.com/pages/Crystal-Gels.html


No connection, just a user, some ACE hardware stores carry it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:11 AM   #7
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I called a few rental places and inquired about the ozone generator and all of them pretty much told me it would not work because the smell was in the concrete. Looks like the only thing I could come up with is to rental floor scrubber with a course brush and go to town on the floor and then seal it a few days later.

That's gonna be a chore working 75 hours a friggen week with a 4 month old in the house...
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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I called a few rental places and inquired about the ozone generator and all of them pretty much told me it would not work because the smell was in the concrete. Looks like the only thing I could come up with is to rental floor scrubber with a course brush and go to town on the floor and then seal it a few days later.

That's gonna be a chore working 75 hours a friggen week with a 4 month old in the house...
Rent the unit and hire someone to do the job? Some friend of yours must have a reliable teenager that would do it for a couple of yuppie food stamps.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:11 AM   #9
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Use muric acid on the concrete. I would seal it with the best product your pocketbook can stand. Pigmented shellac works well for sealing the painted surfaces.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #10
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Before you rent the ozone generator mop the floor several times with a strong vinegar and hot h20 solution. Let it dry in. Then close it up and run the ozone gen.
I'd rather smell cow shit than cigarettes.
I actually bought one on Amazon and it worked very well.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #11
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baking soda sprinkle it generously everywhere first, leave it for a few hours, dish soap, and vinegar with a hard brush, scrub it, so it pushes it into the porous concrete, leave it for a while, then wash it out with boiling water... there will be a chemical reaction of co2, a white foam... its cheap, buy it in bulk and it works, it kills bacteria soaks up smells, and a fun science experiment for the kids and is generally safe as they arnt chemicals, etc

add some eucalyptus oil for a pleasant smell afterwards...
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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Muric acid diluted a little will etch the concrete and get rid of any odor present on the surface. It is water soluble and will rinse clean and clear. My guess is it's in the painted surfaces as well. If you didn't seal the walls/ceiling prior to paint you'll have to seal it then paint again.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #13
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Muric acid diluted a little will etch the concrete and get rid of any odor present on the surface. It is water soluble and will rinse clean and clear. My guess is it's in the painted surfaces as well. If you didn't seal the walls/ceiling prior to paint you'll have to seal it then paint again.

I know from whence I speak.
+1 on this.
You needed to seal the walls before repainting.
Sorry, you need to seal and repaint.
Hit the concrete with the acid wash and seal.

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #14
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Muric acid....
I prefer phosphoric acid. Not as nasty, but seems to be as effective on odors, if not on deep stains.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:50 PM   #15
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We used kills primer on the walls and ceiling before we painted. That was right before fall. Once the concrete in the garage sweat with the humidity this year is when the smell came back with a vengeance.

The Walls smell like paint...
Get down nose to concrete and its disgusting. Im going to rent a floor busher with a stiff brush and throw everything at it. let it dry and epoxy paint the floor.

I just about cannot stand it..
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