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Kat1128

02:45AM | 01/28/04
Member Since: 12/01/03
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I am hoping someone can give me a little insight. I suffer from chronic allergies that trigger off sinus infections almost monthly. I had a modular home built last April and it seems my allergies have now gotten worse since moving into the house. We had the house built but we were to do the finish work. BIG MISTAKE but not my choice. My problem is there is a smell in the house that for one reason or another I cannot pin point. At first I thought it might be the septic, I found out that the builder never vented the house all the way. We located that problem vented everything we could out the roof but still I can smell something. I have already had 3 sinus surgeries which problem is the reason I can smell things more then others. Now, I went away last week and when I returned home as soon as I hit the door I could smell something, more like a smell like when you first turn on the heat in the winter. I found out that someone had closed the basement window, I keep it open to vent the heating system because the basement was really insulated well. I have baseboard heat and when I come upstairs the two bedrooms always have what I call a dusty smell to them. I am a cleaning nut so I know its not due to not cleaning. I did start to wonder if when the house was being finished if by some chance the dust from the sanding might have gotten into the baseboard and every time I turn the heat up I have that smell. The smell isn't here all the time but enough to cause my allergies to trigger off. I can use any help any one can give me, I even thought about getting an air purifier with filters for dust and gas smell. The funny thing is I don't always smell it but I can taste it if that makes any sense. PLEASE if you can help I would really appreciate any advice at this point. Thanks~ KT

Kat1128

02:04AM | 01/30/04
Member Since: 12/01/03
8 lifetime posts
Dear HKestenholz:

I have now began the task of taking one room at a time removing the covering and vacuuming, then wiping, and last using a water bottle to clean the whole grate inside also placing a towel under it to catch any water. They don't appear to be overly dusty but maybe just dusty enough to heat the dust and disperse it into the air. I am taking this a little slow because even just doing the 1st one already has triggered off my allergies. I appreciate you taking your time to reply to my question.
Thanks alot~ KT

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