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Old 03-24-2014, 08:21 PM
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Good luck with the quilts. Sorry to hear the sad story about how you ended up with them.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bedspreadhead View Post
To clarify again, these were not in a meth lab. They were in the home of an addict. They smell because the house was full of black mold and mildew. There are only a few mildewy places on the quilts. The rat pee is a bigger concern. Fortunately, it appears to be concentrated in the quilt that also has cigarette burns going all the way through it.

Things are going much better than expected. Most of these things will be usable. The color catchers are working. I'm washing them in a warm cycle with a prewash and an extra rinse, and I'm drying them on low heat. If I can get them to the point where they don't smell, then I can make sure they're dry, and I can store them indoors without filling the house with mold funk. After that I'll have time to worry about further cleaning.

When they came home, they smelled so awful I had to open the SUV windows. Not a particularly powerful smell, but very oppressive. Like being trapped in a filthy drawer.
Sounds great.

And I know apparently someone is emotionally attached to these quilts, but what is the worst case scenario? They are all ruined. In that case, those who are emotionally attached are no worse off than before the quilts were discovered.

So, wash away, dry as you deem the right, and we can all hope with you and for you that all comes out okay.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:07 AM
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Let me repeat again: these quilts were not in a meth house. There is nothing toxic in them apart from mold and rat pee.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
I wonder if I'm the only person in the world who cannot tolerate the odor of Odoban! I tried it once and had to give the rest of it away.
You aren't the only one. While I love the odor (Eucalyptus), my mother took one whiff and made me take it out of her house. lol
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