Cleaning a Disgusting House
I'm buying a 2 story house (living area second floor only, garage below). The upstairs has the original wood walls from the 50s, think fishing cabin, plus wood floors in most rooms. A couple rooms have carpet which I'm tossing.
The previous owners were pat racks and slobs. They have a feral cat living downstairs in the garage squalor to help keep the mice and rats out. This is a cat who didn't use its box but used discarded carpet they kept downstairs. One pet dog upstairs is not very well housebroken, and their other dog is always filthy and smelly. They also have a cat upstairs with an overflowing litter box. Both owners are smokers, too. Whenever I've been inside the house it reeks, I mean, literally reeks of animal smell.
I have no idea how hard it's going to be to clean when they leave, but does anyone have any suggestions for getting the odor out? Will Simple Green and Mr. Clean do the job, or do I need something stronger?