Even a minor fire will leave your DeKalb, IL home reeking of smoke. If left untreated, smoke odor can linger for years. The only way to get rid of long-lasting odor is with professional smoke odor removal. This is especially true if anyone smokes in the home. While smoke odor removal and fire damage cleanup should be handled by professionals, there are methods you can use to mitigate light smoke odors in your home by using common household items. Let’s take a look and get started!
White vinegar has a distinct smell, which will often overpower and deodorize the stench of smoke. Use vinegar on walls, floors, ceilings, and even some types of furniture to banish that smoky odor from your home!
Applying a light dusting of baking soda to your floors and furnishings will naturally absorb smoke odors around any space. You can also leave a small bowl of it in affected rooms, but make sure to replace it every month to ensure ultimate freshness.
Much like baking soda, activated charcoal can be either sprinkled around your space or left to sit in a bowl. Though it may seem counterproductive to bring charcoal in after experiencing fire damage, this process can naturally and actively deodorize your space.
Odor Reducing Products:
Natural products such as incense or essential oils will help reduce the smell of smoke in your household, but make sure they’re only applied after using other deodorizing techniques. Scented products only mask persistent odors, and rather than allowing you to truly deodorize the space, they can make it more difficult to locate the origins of certain smoky smells.
If you’re struggling with smoke odors in your DeKalb, IL home, or your home has suffered fire damage, contact the experts at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning by Skip for smoke odor removal. We have industrial grade equipment and deodorizing products that will ensure smoke odors are completely removed from your home. Contact us at (815) 754-5500 for immediate assistance.