How to Get Rid of Fireplace Smoke Smells From a House

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How to Get Rid of Fireplace Smoke Smells From a House
Fireplaces provide a cheaper source of heat but can emit smoke smells. (fireplace image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

Ever since the energy crisis struck America during the 1970s, people have looked towards cheaper ways to heat their homes, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. Fireplaces, in particular, have enjoyed a new popularity as a result. They can add warmth to your home for less money than using fuel oil, natural gas or propane. One downside of wood-burning fireplaces is the smoke they emit. It can infiltrate your entire house and make it smell bad. Fortunately, there's a natural way you can eliminate fireplace smoke smells.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Vinegar
  • Dish towel
  • Shallow bowls

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Dampen the towel with vinegar. Then grab one end of the towel and wave it around the rooms you want to deodorise. This should quickly clear the air of fireplace odours.

  2. 2

    Pour vinegar into shallow bowls and set them around your house for long-term smell removal. Fill each bowl about 3/4 full.

  3. 3

    Begin by placing bowls in the rooms that smell the strongest of smoke. Use one bowl for each small room, and two bowls for larger rooms. The smell from the fireplace smoke should disappear in less than a day's time.

Tips and warnings

  • Vinegar won't harm pets or children. To avoid possible spills though, set the bowls of vinegar up and out of the way.

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