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Any suggestions for getting rid of lingering VOCs after the offgassing item has been removed?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 19, 2013 01:09 AM
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After closing on a 5 year old home, I noticed a pine/wood odor that attached itself to my clothes and made me sick while in the home. I didn't move in and have spend the last year trying to isolate the problem - which finally appeared to be from the wood floors (1/2 the home) applied with either Chinese glue or incompatible mixed glues. 4 months ago the floors/glue were completely removed and tiled over. The carpeting in the rest of the home was deodorized. I cleaned and painted the walls in the affected room with Safecoat products about 6 weeks ago. I can no longer smell the odor although it still attaches to items like plastic bags left in the house and I get a headache and irritated eyes if I am in the house any length of time. Would installing a Pure Air Filtration Unit or a ERV get rid of the lingering VOCs? Any other suggestions? I would like to move in but don't want to put myself further in the red if I end up having to disclose and list the home for sale.




 

 

After closing on a 5 year old home, I noticed a pine/wood odor that attached itself to my clothes and made me sick while in the home. I didn't move in and have spend the last year trying to isolate the problem - which finally appeared to be from the wood floors (1/2 the home) applied with either Chinese glue or incompatible mixed glues. 4 months ago the floors/glue were completely removed and tiled over. The carpeting in the rest of the home was deodorized. I cleaned and painted the walls in the affected room with Safecoat products about 6 weeks ago. I can no longer smell the odor although it still attaches to items like plastic bags left in the house and I get a headache and irritated eyes if I am in the house any length of time. Would installing a Pure Air Filtration Unit or a ERV get rid of the lingering VOCs? Any other suggestions? I would like to move in but don't want to put myself further in the red if I end up having to disclose and list the home for sale.

Hello,

This sounds like a tough one with a few variables that should also be considered in warm climate.

A fresh air damper would help--- ERV. Check with your local air-conditioning company...


 

 

 
 
 

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