Posted by ronni h
on June 15, 2000 at 13:35:28:
I hop someone out there will be able to shed light on a terrible problem. Six months ago we bought a 12-year old house which backs to a wetlands area. Within 24 hours of moving in we all were gagging and coughing and could hardly breath right. We removed the carpeting, but a strange "fruity sweet" odor remains, which we smelled on the slab as we removed the carpet. Upstatirs, the flooring is pressboard. We laid Armstrong tiles downstairs and upstairs, but we are still all gagging quite a bit, and although none of us have ever had asthma, we are all very "tight" when we breath. When we tried to use the central heat in the winter, we all became so much worse that we had to use electric space heaters all winter (we nearly froze). We still cannot use the vent ducts, because our symptoms are so much worse when we do. We sunk all our money into this house, we do not know what to do next. If anyone could have a suggestion or a similar experience we would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks, any suggestions would be great.