How to Remove Smoke Smell from House

Q: My 13-yr-old son started a fire in our fireplace with out opening the damper, needless to say the entire house filled entirely with smoke before I got home. The good news is we didn’t get a black soot on everything, the bad news is that the entire 4 bedroom home smells terrible.

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It’s like I’m living at a camp ground. So before I call a company like Service Master (recommended by my insurance guy) I was hoping that someone would have a “real” and “practical” solution to removing the odor…Troy

Our favorite tip: The number one best way to get rid of odors like fireplace smoke is with an inexpensive ozone generator. Just plug it in, and it goes to work to permanently remove those odors from the air.

Tip #1: I heard once of putting cut apples around will take out smoke smell in clothes from house fires maybe the same will work for you. Just cut a few apples and leave them around the house.

Tip #2: Wait until you go away for a few days and leave a few cups of bleach around. Your house will smell of the bleach for awhile but it will kill the smoke smell.

Tip #3: Try putting bowls of vinegar around to help absorb the odor. It works for odors left after having someone smoke in the house.

Tip #4: I was thinking that even better than bowls of vinegar would be putting it in a spray bottle and misting the entire area. It will get into the furniture, flooring, and air to help remove the smells.

Tip #5: I used towels or rags soaked in vinegar then wring them out & walk through the house in each room swinging it over your head. I used this when my husband caught my oven on fire, I had to do it a few times but it worked.

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