03:15PM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 09/11/06
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We're moving into a new apartment where the previous tenant abandoned the property with a freezer and fridge full of food. The electricity was turned off, and, needless to say, the stench is unbearable. Both the landlord and I have tried everything we can think of, does anyone have any PROVEN methods for odor removal? Help!


06:48PM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** does anyone have any PROVEN methods for odor removal? **

PROVEN? I'm afraid not. It will depend on the design of the appliance and if the odor has permeated the materials it is made of.

The owner of the company I worked for had one such model he wanted to salvage. After *thoroughly* cleaning it several times with straight bleach, etc. he left it with the doors open in his back yard for 6+ months until the smell finally dissipated enough so it could be used. The smell was never absolutely gone but while running and cold, it was barely noticeable.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



08:07AM | 09/13/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
The landlord is responsible to provide suitable appliances if you renting them. I would complain the them, it is really their cost not yours.
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