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Viking's Comment
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And just so Tommy knows... NO we dont pay out of pocket for it.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I understand that Turtle's Truck Wash does a good job. No failures yet!

I was at a Turtle's in Kentucky a few days ago. My trailer wasn't so bad before I went there though.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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ADM in Decatur requires clean, dry, rust and odor free containers for food export. If the container is meets the first criteria but stinks, they use Febreze in them. Spray on the walls and onto the floor, close up for a bit, then open and air out and the offensive odor is gone. These are mostly industrial odors tho, not decayed food.

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Diver Driver's Comment
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I was thinking about this issue. Would bleach be allowed? A garden sprayer with a mild solution of bleach would kill the smell, but would probably have to be rinsed out afterwards Just an idea..

Bleach is reactive to metals because of the chlorine. I'd be reluctant to try that.

PackRat's Comment
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I just checked out a can of Febreze to read the label for the ingredients. Nothing was shown anywhere of the can, so who knows what’s in there? Kind of odd I’d not noticed this before as I always check out the ingredients.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I was thinking about this issue. Would bleach be allowed? A garden sprayer with a mild solution of bleach would kill the smell, but would probably have to be rinsed out afterwards Just an idea..

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Bleach is reactive to metals because of the chlorine. I'd be reluctant to try that.

However, if it was thoroughly rinsed it would be highly effective. In construction, we use a 4 gal water/ 1 gallon bleach mixture in a garden sprayer to remove mildew and prep surfaces for painting, even metal siding.

The companies that run reefers must know how to deal with the spoiled food issue. Make some calls in to the company and find a knowledgeable person. And then post the information here.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rainy 's Comment
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Oh I see that call now...

"Hi. I have horrible odors coming from my trailer. What do you suggest?"

"Take it to a washout, then load it."

"But I did wash it. It still smells. What do you suggest?"

"Drop it at a meat plant. The whole.place smells and no one will notice."

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Oh I see that call now...

"Hi. I have horrible odors coming from my trailer. What do you suggest?"

"Take it to a washout, then load it."

"But I did wash it. It still smells. What do you suggest?"

"Drop it at a meat plant. The whole.place smells and no one will notice."

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Rainy, I recall you are a advocate of Febreze.! I don't want my meat to taste like Febreze, or bleach for that matter. I did haul an entire trailer full of Febreze and when I opened the trailer doors, it was a wonderful smell. I know baking soda neutralizes odors. Isn't there a liquid baking soda solution that could be used inside trailers?

Matthew W.'s Comment
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I'm curious, what did you end up using to get rid of the odor?

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