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I need advice on oil smell....

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

emoticon This is too, too much.
What in the emoticon is going on in my life? As many of you know we have spent 18 months with Dh fighting illness--Mai, MRSA, Glossectomy, Tri-geminal neuralgia, Pacemaker, Afib, etc, etc, etc.

While getting ready to address his tongue cancer, a 100 foot tree fell on the house. Finally got that fixed . Then Monday a contractor strted to repair our buckling basement walls. Expensive, but that's why banks made loans. There was an old oil tank in our basement from years ago. Contractor put in contract that he'd remove. So he cut it into thirds yesterday. Even tho drained, there was oil residue below drain level. Now it's on the floor and odor throughout the house. We have tried Febreze, Smoke Away, and baking soda to help smell.
emoticon give me some advice....
Can we get rid of odor before Christmas Eve? Today? Is it going into our 2 dogs lungs? What is it doing to DH's lungs who is being treated with TB drugs for his lung condition?
emoticonWe are coughing and our eyes are affected. I hate to whine, but I would like to address this latest issue face on. Any knowledge would be appreciated. DH says it reminds him of being on the submarine in the Navy in the early 50's.
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GOSPELCLOWN 12/23/2012 12:00PM

    This appeared in a newspaper yesterday-

wash area with Dawn detergent to break down oil.
Let dry and paint the area to seal it.

Hope that helps!


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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 8:57PM

    can you use what they you on gas spills at the service station?

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MNABOY 12/20/2012 11:23AM

    Your home owners insurance should cover the clean-up and there are companies that react quickly, the day or next after hiring, that will remove the oil and the aroma.

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DIANESAV1 12/20/2012 8:16AM

    Do you have a serve-pro company neat you. They deal with all kinds of clean up jobs and odors. You may want to stay with someone for a few days. I agree with the cat litter. That should pick up the bulk of it. Maybe lestoil will also help.

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DIANESAV1 12/20/2012 8:13AM

    Do you have a serve-pro company neat you. They deal with all kinds of clean up jobs and odors. You may want to stay with someone for a few days. I agree with the cat litter. That should pick up the bulk of it. Maybe lestoil will also help.

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GOPINTOS 12/20/2012 7:21AM

    Oh gosh! Hope you find your answers

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DJ4HEALTH 12/19/2012 11:16PM

    You could try an auto shop and see how they take care of an oil spill.

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FITKAT62 12/19/2012 6:23PM

    Hope you find the answer soon!

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ALIHIKES 12/19/2012 4:22PM

    It may get better fairly soon. I had my old underground oil tank drained and filled in. There was a heavy oil smell just for a couple of days -- then thankfully it was gone. My oil tank was outside between the home and garage though, not in the basement. I would suggest trying the kitty litter, and using a fan (you can rent the fan) to vent the odor outside.

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KATHYJO56 12/19/2012 4:21PM

    I asked my DH about this one. He said to go to your local Auto Parts Store and buy stuff that you use in garages to clean up oil. He said then keep using Febreeze in the air and gradually it should go away. Good luck with this one! emoticon

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JANEDOE12345 12/19/2012 6:50AM

    Use cat litter or an oil absorbent product named speedi-dry (same thing). Then go after the contractor with a lawyer and check with the EPA about the ecological damage of an oil spill. I had one 30 years ago and it HAS to be cleaned up by haz-mat types.

Get your camera and record every thing in sight. You will need the pix for a lawsuit. Beleive me, an oil spill today is big big trouble for the spiller. Get the stink gone but please call a lawyer!!

It is not just a little thing.

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GARDENCHRIS 12/19/2012 6:39AM

    cat litter will absorb all the oil. as for the smell they do have odor absorbers, try hardware store.

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TATTER3 12/19/2012 5:53AM

    I've never heard of it....try the environmental oil spill sites on the Webb and see if they have any ideas. Wish it were summer....open windows are a 'go to'. Prayers for you all.


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