Outgassing of Blinds, carpets, Vinyl
When I closed in the porch, I put those white 2" blinds up. I also put an area rug on the floor. Since the weather has warmed up (high 80s and up) I have noticed a smell when I open the door to the porch. At first I was sure it was the rug because it had been rolled up and stored away for a while.
I sprayed Freebreeze several times and was sure it would eliminate the odor. But it kept coming back. So I cleaned the rug, odor still comes back!
Then I remembered reading somewhere about lots of vinyl, carpets,lates mattresses, shower curtains, etc 'outgassing'. I did some reading and came accross something that said heat accelerates the process! Hot porch + vinyl blinds = offensive smell.
If I leave the door open between the porch and living room the smell is barely noticeable - but boy! If I close that door! Whew!
Anyone else ever heard of this?