This thread came up in the search results. I'm a little worried it could be gas I'm smelling. It smells like garbage/rotting food mixed with sweat? Like any situation you are close to, it is hard to be objective about what your apartment smells like. I haven't painted, the hallway doesn't smell like paint, and I can't smell paint outside any of my neighbors apartments. When my husband and I were first moving into our apartment complex, I noticed the smell of smoke. Thankfully it doesn’t smell like a dead animal. The room began to smell strange after a few days. There is a strange smell as you walk into my apartment. I absolutely hate the smell of cigarette smoke. I live in an apartment with individual unit central air. I live above them. I walked into our bedroom and the scent got stronger and in our closet it's even stronger. Musty smell in house A musty, pungent odor could indicate a sink leak or broken pipe that has given rise to mold, which loves to grow in dark, damp spots. There are few herbs like basil or rosemary that has strong odors and can help you remove the toxic paint smells. So yesterday I noticed my kitchen smells like paint (or something similar). Last night we woke up at 3:00 AM with a sudden STRONG smell in the house; we thought immediately it could be a gas leak so we called the fire department and the gas utility company. Yesterday it was coming from the kitchen, today it seems to be in the stronger in the hall way by the bedrooms. I complained to the apartment, they used an ozone machine before we moved in, it seemed to take care of the smell, but really it just masked it and almost 2 years later, our apartment still smells like smoke. I had to register to post, and to hopefully offer a solution to those experiencing the same problem as me. We left all the doors open and that took care of the smell --- for a while. Like a sour milk or cheesy dirty smelly feet- combined with paint. To get rid of paint smells, fill up a large bucket with water and place it in the middle of the painted room so it absorbs the vapors. In some cases, it could be caused by old or Because we live in a studio (with a loft bedroom) when we cook the smells rise up and linger in our bedroom. My apartment smells like paint. Sometimes it’s nice, the bed smells like chocolate chip cookies or creme brulee, but sometimes, like last night, it smells like seafood and onions. SOME MORNINGS MY WAY SMELLS LIKE PAINT THINNER AND NO ONE IS USING OR HAS USED ANY. The metal pole in my closet had some paint on it, I just wiped it down with lysol wipes (I was surprised it came right off, and the wipes smell like rotten eggs. You may have to conduct this test a number of times before it is conclusive. I've been having lingering, beating headaches, like mild but persistent discomfort, I am a person that otherwise never gets If you are experiencing an electrical, burning odor, or gas smell, turn off the unit and call your HVAC technician right away. Here are 5 common HVAC odors and We don't use harsh chemicals in the apartment. I am concerned that it might be toxic. After 2 hours of checking, they couldn't find any gas leakage or poisonous gases. Again, how you take on musty smells depends on where the smells are coming from. House Smells Like Gas But There Is No Leak? There is a smell that blows into the house when the AC is being used. Take a look at some key coverages in a typical renters insurance policy, including personal property, liability and additional living expense coverage. What can I do to make the smell in my apartment less strong? It also helps keep the kitchen clean aside from the smell of food.” New apartment closets still smells like strong paint, its been airing out for over a month... fans, windows open etc etc. My girlfriend and I came home and she was preparing dinner in the kitchen and smelt a strong scent of nail polish remover? When we first moved, the smell of paint was quite strong and it caused all sorts of problems such as dizziness, shortness of breath and itchy eyes and nose. I feel like it's in my couch and in my clothes. However, some smells, like rotten eggs or gas are more serious. If you’re dealing with musty smelling furniture like dressers or cabinets, vinegar might be the answer— Martha Stewart suggests wiping down surfaces and interiors with white vinegar, and filling containers (with holes punched in the top) with vinegar and letting them sit inside overnight. I had it run for about 36 hours non-stop and the apartment smells, well – like a bachelor’s apartment, again. I have a gas stove, but everything I have read & been told tells me leaking gas smells like old eggs. The thing is, it’s a new construction apartment. It smells like pertinent marker only sharper and stronger. For the record, my My apartment smells like nail polish remover? I googled “paint that smells like ammonia” for a reason. Hopefully this is all the remedy needed… Hopefully this is all the remedy needed… serenityNOW ( 3636 ) “Great Answer” ( 1 ) Flag as… ¶ While using a garbage disposal is meant for your convenience, it can become more of a problem when food gets caked in it and bacteria start to grow. Alternatively, peel away the outer layer of BUT IT SMELLS OF ROTTING FEET!!! Learn about renters insurance with our educational articles, videos and quizzes. They might, but for argument’s sake, assume that they won’t. Yes! You may temporarily shift your plant tubs in the interior of your home to counter the suffocating paint smell. Tried baking soda, activated charcoal etc. “It’s not like the paint color in the hallway was offensive.” Will the neighbor’s habits change? I always say, while you're listed, eat out. If you’ve just moved into a new apartment or house and it still smells like cigarette smoke, even if there is no furniture in it, then you are probably looking for a way to get rid of that pervasive cigarette odor that just won’t go My Gas Dryer Smells like Gas I understand your panic of thinking this smell is because of a gas leak, and it is possible, but it’s more likely a vent or filter issue. Apartment Smells Like Cooking, And Not The Good Kind Of Cooking August 14, 2008 By Badbadivy 10 Comments As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Leave for vacation for a few weeks and return, and as soon as you open the door, you will be more likely to smell what visitors do Allow the bucket to sit overnight, then dispose of the water. - Answered by a verified Home Improvement Expert - Answered by a verified Home Improvement Expert We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. You wouldn’t leave garbage sitting out on your counter, but when your garbage disposal smells, it can smell like you did leave your garbage strewn throughout your house. If your apartment smells like cigarette smoke, it can be a challenge to get the odor cleaned out of the rental space. Is this (a) me being paranoid about smells… wHAT COULD IT BE? This is why it is important to learn how to get rid of paint smell in a safe and effective manner.. My whole apartment smells like cigs and old man and maybe dog from the previous owner. The smell was gone this morning, but is back this evening stronger than ever. Apartment smells like smoke October 19, 2020 3:02 PM Subscribe My new neighbors smoke inside constantly. Before this, it still smelled like paint and drywall. Paint can be a quick and inexpensive way to brighten up a room and give it a new look, but fresh paint can also be a source of toxic chemical exposure. I checked under the paint near the window and there seems to be dark green fungi growing under it. “Cooking smells can permeate for days, especially when it's something like seafood. Smells like paint in apartment Before we moved in, the super replaced the carpets and painted all the walls. If a house smells like cigarette smoke, but no one smokes in it, the source of the smell could be an accumulation of third-hand smoke on furniture, carpets, clothing, curtains, and walls. Regardless of the size of the issue, it’s best to call on one of our technicians when you smell smoke or gas coming from an appliance. 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