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I bought a new home and the first night the air condidioner backed up and the water got in the carpet. It dried up by daylight but was scary. Is there anything permanet that will solve this problem. I heard that you could buy a chemical that will do the job?

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Usually foul odors is associated with a stopped up drain pan. You must first open the drain. Then to keep the house smelling good and the drain line clear you can use some Pro Treat drain pan pills.

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