Moving out, empty house “smells” according to LL.

Moving out, empty house “smells” according to LL.

Hello Poor Skills friends-

We are a reasonably tidy family dealing with an OCD land lord at move out. Among the list of about 50 things we are to address (Not limited to but including a bunch of "are you serious?" moments like him flipping out over 2, 1" scuffs in the back of the closet that we MUST paint over, one ceiling foam tile in the basement being SLIGHTLY ajar, etc) he is claiming that the whole, empty house has an "oder". (Which in MY opinion has to do with the fact he refused to address the water issue in the half finished basement and its permeating through the house...) He claiming its from our one, small, never went down the basement, short haired, non-smelly dog. We steam cleaned the carpets once- but of course thats not going to solve the water problem or our want of appeasing him and getting our security deposit back.

So in an empty, mostly hardwood floor, house (ie: no soft surfaces to trap smells) my question to you Poor Skillers is : What is the cheapest, most effective way of masking/getting rid of odor in an empty house?

We're about at our whits end with this guy. Thanks for the help!
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