We were contacted to treat a beautifully remodeled, hillside home in Fountain Hills recently. We were unaware of the history of the home. The current owner, who had recently bought the home to restore and sell it contacted us for pet urine odors in the home.
It turns out the home was previously owned by a hoarder and animal rescuer who had 50+ cats living in her home. The cats were allowed to roam freely, and urinate and defecate freely throughout the home for years.
When authorities found out, they removed the owner and animals from the home. Here are some quotes from those authorities:
‘The stench from the cat urine and feces was so unbearable, we considered calling a hazmat team to clear the area.’
‘It was far worse than any homicide scene I’ve investigated.’
‘we were walking through literally two feet of feces.’
Eventually clean-up and restoration crews came through the home. The drywall was removed from the interior of the home, the concrete was chemically treated, and the home was shocked with ozone. Despite these efforts, the home still smelled.
The new owner contacted Smell Fresh Arizona. We advised the new owner that we could further and more thoroughly shock treat the property, but since the problem was so severe and covered up by new flooring and other building materials, a minor odor could still persist due to the underlying materials continuing to out-gas.
We were able to almost completely remove the cat urine odor, but there was still a faint lingering odor. Since this was a million dollar home, removing flooring to re-expose the concrete would cost 10’s of thousands of dollars, and not really an option, we then suggested our Air Purification System to combat the odor consistently, constantly, all-day, everyday.
It worked! After several restoration companies attempting to treat the home before us, and over a year in trying to deal with this odor issue with countless other remedies, the new owner was finally relieved by our Air Purification System.
Our system could match and counter the home’s out-gassing constantly 24/7/365.
The new owner was originally skeptical of our system since he and others had tried so many things before Smell Fresh Arizona to treat this home. Needless to say, he was amazed by our results, and Smell Fresh Arizona has a new raving fan for life. The gratitude he exuded can’t be put into words.
Visit an article about this house at this link, and see the pictures of how disgusting this house was, and see video. The news reporter had to move away from the house because the smell at nearly 50 feet away was still unbearable.