Do you smell something burning in your house but can’t figure out where it’s coming from? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people experience this problem and don’t know how to get rid of the smell. In this blog post, we will discuss several ways that you can quickly and easily get rid of the burning smell in your house!
First Action: Ventilate
When a fire is burning, the smoke from it can quickly absorb into fabrics and wallpaper. This will make it difficult to remove once you have put out any flames because of how deeply your clothing or home textiles are permeated with these chemicals which cause permanent damage upon contact; fresh air should be introduced as soon as possible after an intervention has occurred so that this toxic atmosphere doesn’t continue impacting those who live there long term.
The best way to combat smoke from a fire is by opening up windows and doors, plugging in additional appliances such as an air conditioner or fan that will help remove any lingering scent. If you must remain inside your home due only because of limited escape routes don’t forget about using fans near eavestroughs which push cooled outside breezes through all rooms!
Fixing a burned object
Bury your burnt object as soon and safely possible. Put it in a plastic bag, then close tightly to preserve freshness; take out of room into open air – onto balcony or outside on dust bin if no other options are available!
Getting rid of burnt food smells
If you have burned food in your oven, the first thing you should do is turn off the oven and let it cool down. Once it has cooled down, open up all the windows and doors in your house to let some fresh air in. If the smell is still strong, you can try one of the following methods:
- – Place a bowl of vinegar in the oven and let it sit overnight.
- – Place a bowl of baking soda in the oven and let it sit for a few hours.
- – Place a bowl of coffee grounds in the oven and let it sit overnight.
After you have tried one of these methods, make sure to ventilate your house again before turning the oven back on.
In well-humidified air, extraneous odors and smoke disappear faster. There are several ways to increase indoor humidity.
- Use a humidifier. If you have one, just turn it on near the fire.
- Open up the hot water. Hot water evaporates faster than cold water, so it is better at saturating the air with moisture. Condensation that forms on the items closest to the sink is better to wipe off immediately, because it can transfer the smell of smoke to them (this is especially true for wooden furniture in the kitchen).
- Place containers of hot water. If the fire occurs in a room where you can’t turn on the faucet (in the bedroom or living room, for example), bring a few containers of hot water. The steam will quickly raise the humidity in the room.
- Hang damp cloths. Wet towels, sheets, and rags hung in the room will soak up the smell of burning, with fleecy materials (such as terry cloths) doing a better job than any other. Remember, however, that it is difficult to get the unpleasant odor out of textiles, so use unwanted fabrics that can be thrown away immediately.
How to interfere with the smell of burning
If first aid measures were not enough, improvised remedies can help get rid of the pungent smell of burning.
- Vinegar solution. The method is very effective against tobacco smoke, which is more difficult to get out than household smoke. Mix water and vinegar in a saucepan in the ratio 3:1 (three parts water – one part vinegar). Place on the fire. When the solution comes to a boil, turn the heat down to minimum and let it simmer for at least an hour and a half. If you have hypersensitivity of the respiratory tract, it is not recommended to be in the kitchen at this time.
- Brewed spices. Boil some water in a pot, put fragrant spices or herbs in it and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Cinnamon sticks, cloves, cumin, mint, lavender will do. You can also use slices of fresh citrus fruits – oranges or lemons. If you need to get rid of the effects of smoke in the room, put a pot of this solution in the right room overnight.
- Ground coffee. Grind the natural beans into a fine powder, scatter it in small containers (saucers, cups) and place throughout the apartment. After a few hours, the burning smell will disappear.
- Salt. Ordinary table salt perfectly absorbs unpleasant smells both in a dry form and in a solution. In the first case, distribute salt in small saucers and put in different rooms overnight. In the second, add 10 tablespoons of salt to a liter of warm water and leave the container with the solution in the room where the source of the burning was. After 8-10 hours, pour out the liquid.
In most cases, these recommendations are enough to completely eliminate the smell of burning in the apartment. If this does not help, it is recommended to contact the specialists of cleaning services, which will solve the problem professionally.