Thank you for your replies....
I figure the degreasing of our maple cabinetry won't be so bad, with the
products you all recommended. We'll get to work on that one.
However, I'm now a little tentative about the distinct aroma left from this
East Indian family. In addition to the duct cleaning work, we're having our
painter repair some cosmetic damage to the interior of the walls (i.e. holes
and dents in drywall); then his painting crew will TSP the walls; then
primer the walls; and then paint based on the colors of our choice. Like I
said in my earlier post, we will replacing the carpeting - currently it's a
shag look, cut berber along the stairs and the entire second level of the
home. We will replacing the carpet with new nylon berber. The lower level
of the house has a combination of wood laminate, ceramic tile, and hardwood
floors that we're installing. I'm hoping the aroma from the Indian spices
will go away, but just don't know how long. Any more information you can
provide on the "ozone generator?" Do you know of anyone who has used it
before, and is it really effective?
Please keep in mind, I hope I don't sound like I'm offending the East Indian
culture. In my own experience, East Indian food and delicacies are quite
delicious. However, it's a very cultured ethnicity that I'm not used to or
much aware of, and would much rather leave the cooking and handling of
spices to an East Indian family to prepare, then myself.
Thanks for your advice.