De-odorizing a house for sale
We have a townhouse for sale that was rented out for 10 years to the same elderly couple. We are finding that we canÂt seem to get rid of the old cooking odors. Replacing the carpeting, padding, and repainting the entire place seemed to help: but there is still a lingering odor of spices or maybe itÂs grease. The husband was a smoker but it really doesnÂt smell like smoke (anymore).
We open the windows every time we are over there working but canÂt leave them open all the time due to rain. We bought some gel air freshener in a jar but it did not seem to have any effect.
I thought of liberally sprinkling the whole kitchen with baking soda, inside cabinets, floor, behind the stove, etc., then vacuuming it up after a few days, not sure if that would be effective.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.