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Old 13.07.2018, 11:20
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I already have HEPA filter with UV light and some other features, which doesn't help. And why should I do this anyway? This flat is not my property to handle such issues myself.

P.S. Mietverband said that smell is the proble of the landlord and recommended to send registered mail with complaint and deadline for fixing it, which I did.
A HEPA filter is useless. Take a read of how an Ozone generator works. In summary: all smells are caused by atomic particles in the air and embedded into material over time. An ozone generator converts ambient Oxygen particles to Ozone Particles. The molecules that make up the smell in the room cannot survive Ozone treatment and thus the room will smell of nothing ( until populated again by usual house smells).

This is a real solution that will cost you 100. Surely the flat was to your liking otherwise . You could fix it now, bill the landlord later. A little bit of a rude response "why should I", I am not the one you have a dispute with. Sometimes you just have to self mitigate the situation you are in .
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2) if 1 does not work, decide if the apartment is worth doing washing/sanding/painting myself, or if it is better/cheaper/easier to move somehere else before I settled here and before my furniture arrived.
Watch out!

Generally speaking, any and all changes you made must be undone when you move out. To avoid that you need the owner's Ok before you act, otherwise painting the wood may be quite an expensive exercise.
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Sometimes you just have to self mitigate the situation you are in.
Oh, yes! I think this should be quoted and re-quoted on many threads on this forum, and in other fora, and in Real Life.
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A HEPA filter is useless. Take a read of how an Ozone generator works. In summary: all smells are caused by atomic particles in the air and embedded into material over time. An ozone generator converts ambient Oxygen particles to Ozone Particles. The molecules that make up the smell in the room cannot survive Ozone treatment and thus the room will smell of nothing ( until populated again by usual house smells).

This is a real solution that will cost you 100. Surely the flat was to your liking otherwise . You could fix it now, bill the landlord later. A little bit of a rude response "why should I", I am not the one you have a dispute with. Sometimes you just have to self mitigate the situation you are in .
I did not mean to be rude to you, this is rather addressed to the Verwaltung. And thank you for this precious advice, I will consider it.

However, you should also take into consideration thin film theory, adsorption/desorption and diffusion phenomena. What had 24 years to go in, won't go out in 24 hours, even if you use chemical methods to decompose it.

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I did not mean to be rude to you, this is rather addressed to the Verwaltung. And thank you for this precious advice, I will consider it.

However, you should also take into consideration thin film theory, adsorption/desorption and diffusion phenomena. What had 24 years to go in, won't go out in 24 hours, even if you use chemical methods to decompose it.
Not a problem. Sorry for being overly sensitive. Good luck with the next steps. Try not to focus too much on the 25 year aspect of it . It is simply molecules with a half life.
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I am just wondering what was the end of the story :-)
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Checked out after 2 months via Nachmieter. Poor lad.
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