I recently had my kitchen remodeled and have noticed that I have been feeling gittery, irratible and unable to concentrate while in the kitchen since that time. I also notice the kitchen has an ether like smell but am unable to detect from where the odor is comming. Any suggestions as to how I can locate the problem and what I can do to fix it? What types of chemicals or glues could be used to create such an odor?
Numerous products can off-gas following a kitchen renovation. Adhesives, plywood and particleboard (cabinets), and finishes all potentially emit low amounts of solvent, including urea formaldehyde (sounds like your case). Keeping the area ventilated until the off-gassing stops is the easiest and least expensive way to deal with this. I would expect that within 30 days, you should notice a significant reduction in fumes. Since you have not identified a source, it is not likely something you can treat. I would guess the odor is strongest inside the cabinets?
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