(via wpxi.com)– A Washington Township couple claims they unknowingly purchased a home that smells of urine throughout.
Jim Gilmore said he and his wife closed on the home about a year ago, but weren’t told about a major problem.
Gilmore said the stench of urine in the home is so bad, he and his wife have not been able to live in it. When he first visited the home, Gilmore said the smell was masked by the smell of wood stain.
“This is the bathroom. All these cupboards and shelves were soaked with urine. Every shelf in this house was soaked,” Gilmore said.
The Gilmores said they tried to fix the problem by redoing the floors and painting the ceilings, but soon after white spots began to appear on the floor.
Gilmore claims the sellers didn’t tell him a mentally disabled man lived there for years and urinated on almost everything. Gilmore said he’s spent about $30,000 on trying to fix the issue, but the smell will not go away.
“Where’s the lemon law to help somebody like me? If you buy a car and it’s screwed up, you get three chances to take it back. I can’t live in this,” said Gilmore.