3 or my inspections this week had three things in common.
(1) No water
(2) Vacant foreclosures
(3) Strong smell of cat urine
There were no orange, or unusual stains, but the smell of ammonia or cat piss was repulsive in all 3 properties! I looked for all the signs, but found no trash burn piles, no chemical stains, ripped out smoke detectors, added exhaust vents, etc.
I was a little concerned maybe they were used for meth labs at some point. The addresses are not listed with the state as properties that had been busted, but that may mean they just got foreclosed on and vacated before they were caught.
I don’t want to scare my clients to death, and all three clients realized they were buying POS properties from the foreclosing bank.
Has anyone had only this smell, and not the “other” chemical smells? Maybe all three previous owners were cat lovers? I just don’t want to endanger the clients, myself, or my assistant while inspecting these.
Maybe meth testing is, after all, a lucrative ancillary service.