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Old 10-26-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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how to get rid of smell on concrete floor


I was cleaning a mastic off of my concrete floor in the basement and I now have this smell that permeates my house. I was wondering if anyone has any tips to clean up or cover the smell. I'm put down degreaser 2-3 times. Will putting down a shellac keep the smell locked up in the concrete? Can I tile over a shellac?

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Need to let us know what you used to remove the mastic.
I use a soy remover, no smell, nontoxic, and will encapsulate asbestos fibers.
(older mastic contained asbestos)
NO way would I be using shellac on a floor to be tiled.
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10 gallons of Bean-e-doo
5 gallons of chemsafe remover low odor (link for more info...)

10 gallons of chemsafe remover no odor (link for more info...)

the bean-e-doo smelled a bit and I had to order it so I switched to a local one. after I noticed the smell was persistent I switched to the no odor one.

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Need one of the tile guys. Jaz? Bud? Some of those removers are bond breakers.
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I want to suggest a tri-sodium phosphate cleaner used at twice the recommended mixture, I know that it cleans stains well.

And think that it might be good at cleaning the odor source also.

A professional that deals with this stuff will be along soon to clear this up if it is an error.


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Sprinkle powdered laundry detergent on concrete all over the floor, after that slowly add water and make a paste on concrete, don't wash it immediately, leave it for some time to work. After that waste with a water hose. Leave floor for 2 to 3 hours to get dried. Check if the smell is not going to totally then sprinkle baking soda over it and leave all night. Baking soda absorbs odors and will not leave a cloying cover-up scent.
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