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Old 07-23-2016, 07:56 AM   #1
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Oh That Smell

We have just acquired a 1998 Safari. It has set for many years and the only thing living in it was "mice". We have stripped the carpet out, scrubbed from head to toe....several times. It has the white "mouse hair" on the wall (ironic huh)....lol. My problem is: I can't seem to get that smell out of it. When it is hot and dry....I think we've done it....then as soon as a rain comes and the humidy sets in.....eeewwww. Anyone out there have a solution? We have tried carpet cleaner.....then really good carpet cleaner....then Clorox solution.... fans...... I'm getting desperate. Thanks
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:08 AM   #2
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If you have mid twins pull them up and clean the area underneath of them. We were shocked at the nests that had been built under ours. The wheel well area seemed to be their favorite spot.
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My nonexpert guess is that your trailer leaks. Big clue: when it rains and humidity increases the odor returns. To completely rid yourself of that odor, you are probably going to have to open up walls and the floor to get to nests and excrement, and replace insulation that is / was infested.
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My nonexpert guess is that your trailer leaks. Big clue: when it rains and humidity increases the odor returns. To completely rid yourself of that odor, you are probably going to have to open up walls and the floor to get to nests and excrement, and replace insulation that is / was infested.
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Be careful cleaning the mess from mice and rats. Their urine can carry deadly diseases. Wear rubber gloves, wear an antiseptic face mask, and above all don't touch around your eyes. This is serious stuff. We had a friend cleaning out a basement after her father died. See came down with an almost undiagnosable disease. Only when the CDC in Atlanta got involved was it diagnosed. She nearly died. She lost part of her vision.
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My nonexpert guess is that your trailer leaks. Big clue: when it rains and humidity increases the odor returns. To completely rid yourself of that odor, you are probably going to have to open up walls and the floor to get to nests and excrement, and replace insulation that is / was infested.
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Thanks for the response....I'm hoping....but I fear you could be right!
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A friend had the same problem. He solved it with a commercial ozone generator over night AND got the leaks fixed. A pressure test located all of the leak points. It only takes a small amount of water to reactivate the stink. He has been dry and smell free ever since.
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