What Is the Way to Get Rid of Gasoline Fumes?

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To remove the presence of gasoline fumes, locate the source of the odor. Once the source is found, blot the area to remove any excess gasoline, then apply white vinegar and baking soda to the area to absorb the odor. If the smell is on clothing or a person's body, use vanilla essence or lemon juice to remove the odor.

  1. Absorb excess gasoline

    After locating the source of the odor, use a cloth to soak up as much of the spilled gasoline as possible.

  2. Remove the odor from the vehicle's interior

    Prepare a mixture of baking soda, white vinegar and water. Then, using a rag, wipe down the affected surfaces in the vehicle's interior.

  3. Remove the odor from carpet

    Prepare a mixture of white vinegar and hot water in one bowl and a separate mixture of baking soda and hot water in a second bowl. Apply the vinegar mixture to the affected area, then dry the area with a rag. Next, apply the baking soda mixture to the area, and then wipe it up. Allow the carpet to dry naturally.

  4. Remove the odor from clothing and a person's body

    Use vanilla essence, vinegar or lemon juice to remove the gasoline odor from your clothes or body. Wash your clothing separately so as to not risk the spread of the gasoline scent to other clothing. Rub any of these substances on the affected area, then shower or launder as usual.