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Just got keys for rental property and the place smells very strongly of curry. Any tips on how to make it go away?

(17 Posts)
fishnet Mon 28-Jul-08 12:57:37

Windows are all open and its been cleaned already and the smell is still really strong. Anyone have any good ideas?

Fimbo Mon 28-Jul-08 12:59:03

One of those glade plug in things??

They always have them in show homes.

fishnet Mon 28-Jul-08 13:00:13

We have two on already. They are just mixing with the curry smell!

maidamess Mon 28-Jul-08 13:01:01

Try cleaning the oven. Sometimes thats where the smells are. Or the microwave. Is this holiday, or domestic?

fishnet Mon 28-Jul-08 13:01:48

We're here for the long term. Will have a go at the oven whilst the removal men unload.

Celia2 Mon 28-Jul-08 13:04:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fimbo Mon 28-Jul-08 13:07:20

Good idea about cleaning the oven. Ours was full of greasy fat when we moved into our rented house last year. If it is a stinky oven causing the smell, get hold of the letting agents and complain. We did and they ended up putting in a new cooker.

nooname Mon 28-Jul-08 13:08:02

Wash curtains and maybe have carpets cleaned?

Bicarb of soda absorbs smells.

hana Mon 28-Jul-08 13:09:25

open all the windows and get a good breeze through the house. plug in things will just mingle with the other smells you want rid off

MrsTiddles Mon 28-Jul-08 13:31:23

agree with nooname, clean the things that absorb smells.

purpleflower Mon 28-Jul-08 13:31:49

Check the cooker extracter hood if there is one. If it has a filter in it that will trap the smell.

solo Mon 28-Jul-08 13:35:47

Vinegar and water to clean surfaces. I also use the same mixture in a spray bottle to spray into the air(and at curtains)as an air freshener as it does get rid of pongs IME.

suedonim Mon 28-Jul-08 13:39:38

If there's a (clean) microwave, cut some lemons in half and zap them for briefly then dot the halves about the place.

Jahan Mon 28-Jul-08 14:00:46

Burning incense works brilliantly.

Jahan Mon 28-Jul-08 14:01:17

and open every single window.

SJLTM Mon 28-Jul-08 14:47:50

Did the last tenants not have to wash curtains, clean carpets, cooker etc ? in my experience this has always been the case. The agents usually do a vacating check and if its not up to standard retain some or all the deposit to make good !!

mumdebump Mon 28-Jul-08 21:47:03

bicarb of soda neutralises smells. sprinkle it over carpets before hoovering and put a bowl of it in fridge etc

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