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My house smells like an orange!

Posted by PBSJones (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 28, 05 at 19:55

Here's a weird thing: Every winter, as soon as the rain starts, one of our bedrooms starts to smell like rotting oranges. It only happens when the weather is cold and wet, which immediately makes one think of mildew, but it's not a mildewy smell at all -- it has a definite citrus smell to it, very tangy.

It's elusive, too; we've tried to find the source with our noses, but no luck.

There's no mildew in the closet, or in the rest of the room; I dread pulling up the carpet to see what may be growing under there, or opening up the walls, but it looks like I might have to.

So, before I start the demolition, does this sound like ANYTHING ya'll have heard of?


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RE: My house smells like an orange!

A few years ago there was an orange scented deodorizor for pet odors. I'm guessing maybe someone went a little overboard with the stuff and soaked the floor. I'd pull up the carpet and clean the floor.


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RE: My house smells like an orange!

Thanks, Lizql -- Ya know, I've been starting to think in that direction myself. There's this sawdust-like stuff that they use on the carpets where I work that has an overpowering smell of oranges. I wonder if the previous owners used it in that room, and every time the weather gets damp, it brings out the smell? I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend!


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