Removing fuel oil odor involves opening the windows to ventilate the area, looking for an oil leak or spill, absorbing the spill and cleaning it with a degreaser, according to OzoneSolutions.com. HowtoCleanStuff.net recommends placing ground coffee in bowls around the area to absorb the odor.Continue Reading
Open windows to air out the home, and use fans and dehumidifiers to help dry up any areas of spillage. Placing bowls of ground coffee or activated charcoal, which is available from a pet store, around the space helps to absorb lingering odors, according to HowtoCleanStuff.net.
Any leaked or spilled fuel oil should be absorbed with oil-drying product used in automotive garages, as explained at OzoneSolutions.com. Give the product some time to absorb any remaining liquid, then scoop and sweep up the product for disposal.
Clean up the area using a cleaning agent with a degreaser in it, or use a cleaner specifically designed for odor removal, such as Odor Medic. HowtoCleanStuff.net describes a commercial product called Odor Kill, available from fuel oil providers, and also recommends asking the fuel company about additives that can be added to the fuel tank to help prevent odor.
Commercial pet odor neutralizers get rid of urine odor and neutralize the smell. They are available at pet stores and most grocery stores but should be tested on a small area before regular use.Full Answer >
Get rid of the smell of spilled milk by blotting up the liquid, soaking with vinegar, laundering or scrubbing the item and using odor absorbing particles. In some cases, it may not be necessary to use odor absorbers, especially if the smell is fresh and not extremely intense.Full Answer >
Mold has a musty odor that is indistinguishable from any other smell. Some types of mold, such as those on rotten foods, have the typical foul odor of rotten eggs. Other mold, like black mold, smells very musty, similar to a basement that is not properly aired.Full Answer >
To remove the smell of cat urine from carpet, a homemade cleaner made from dish soap and natural ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and peroxide works to clean and neutralize the odor. There are also commercial cleaners with enzymes available on the market to use in place of the homemade cleaner.Full Answer >