Removing Smoke Odor After a House Fire

How can I get the smoke smell out of our clothes and the smoke stains off after a small house fire?

By Danielle R.


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August 4, 20112 found this helpful
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Don't know if I can help, but two years ago my son had a fire in his house. Everything in the house was ruined from the smoke, but he had a favorite mattress he wouldn't through away. We keep it in our work shop til he could decide what to do with it. Thinking it was completely ruined, and because it was smelling up the shop, I decided to try ammonia (I had read about it somewhere) so I filled a pie pan full and left it on the floor near the mattress till it evaporated, it took a few days but slowly the smoke smell went away. The mattress was able to be used again and there is not a trace of smell left in it.

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful
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Vinegar will also take the smoke odor out of clothes and mattress. Use the vinegar in the laundry by adding a cup to the wash cycle, repeat as needed until the smoke smell is gone.


Make up a half water-half vinegar solution, dampen a washcloth or hand towel in the solution and wipe down the mattress. Should take the smell out but again, you may have to repeat.

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

For your clothes I have read on Thriftyfun many times that Coca-cola, regular not diet and not Pespi either, in the wash will take the smoke smell out. Try doing a Thriftyfun search for more information on that.

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August 11, 20110 found this helpful

They have Pure Air Candles, I guess they, are really good for smoke, also, activated charcoal is good for odor too, takes care of pet smell, and you get it at, pet supplies stores. Good Luck. Regina

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