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Old 08-22-2018, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Moving to New [Recently Renovated] Home

Hi All,

Harvey has lived his whole life (a little over a year) in his current home. We're moving this weekend to a new home that's been renovated: new primer and paint on all walls, floors sanded (3 weeks ago)/stained(2 weeks ago)/coated(1 week; using "natural" PolyWhey coating). Additionally, there was a smoldering fire on the 1st floor 3 weeks ago (no black soot).

The house was aired out for 2 days following the stain/smoke. But it still smells of stain. The floor coating has been curing for the past week. The house will be physically clean of dust and debris, but I'm concerned about air quality.

I was planning on bringing Harvey over this Sunday (3 days from now). I was planning on running a new air purifier (HEPA + charcoal) in Harvey's room and 2nd floor the next couple of days as well as running a dehumidifier on the 2nd floor (supposedly that helps w/ smells). I can also do the vinegar in bowls to absorb smells.

I just look at Harvey and realize that that guy is naturally sniffing all the time when he's awake as hedgehogs do -- probably a little more than us humans do -- so I'm worried that he's going to inhale something that it too harsh on his little body. Would appreciate your advice.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The air purifiers and dehumidifiers should help. Keep his room well ventilated too.

Perhaps call it on the day/day before. if his room still smells of fumes, perhaps best to board him somewhere temporarily at a friends/family home or a pet sitter/pet hotel? If you can still smell any fumes, he'll be able to too.
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