If you are using a cleaning agent (called White King or Demostos as used in Australia) containing a chlorine base (chemical name Sodium Hypochlorite), use white vinegar on your hands and the smell will disappear.
By Spoilground from Portarlington, Australia
Editor's Note: Sodium Hypocholorite is also commonly known as bleach.
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My brother recently cleaned a small chest type freezer with a very strong bleach solution. The smell of bleach lingers. What can he (we) do?
By annelle snyder from NE PA
Try rubbing the chest with lemon juice. You will need to leave it open for a few hours so it can completely dry out.
Put some charcoal from your BBQ in there and close it up. That should soak up the odor. You can still use the charcoal when you're done.
Try 1 tablespoon Bicarbonate Soda (UK) diluted in warm water. Wipe out the freezer with the solution. Leave the freezer unplugged and open for 24hrs. You can use BS safely and effectively to clean fridges and freezers. Detergents of any kind are not advised.
Bicarbonate Soda is also called Baking Soda.
Only way I know how to rid the odor of bleach from something is to rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse and rinse some more with water until gone. That might be difficult since it's winter outside and the most convenient way would be to move the freezer outside. But if you have an area where you could swing it, that's what I'd suggest. Turn on the hose and blast that baby down. If it's taking a long time to rinse it out, let it air dry in between rinsing. While it is air drying, sprinkle it with baking soda. Then rinse again. Repeat until you do not smell bleach anymore. (I'd cover up my nose and mouth with a mask while doing this.)
I would wash the inside of the freezer with straight white vinegar. Let it dry naturally. After it dries, wait about three to five days and wash the inside again with plain warm water.
Just leave it open for about 48 hours in a room with good circulation. If the room is closed off, put in a small oscillating fan for same amount of time.
I poured bleach on some cement inside of my house. How do I get the smell out?
Never combine bleach and vinegar, even in small quantities.
How to I remove the smell of bleach in my sink?
By Nabeeha from Markham, Ontario
Put baking soda down the drain to freshen it.
OMG putting coffee dose really work thank you so much
I had my outdoor cushions professionally cleaned because they were too dirty for me to tackle. Now they smell very strongly of bleach. Is there any way to get the smell of bleach out of the cushions?
By Bea Healey from AL
You can rent an ozone machine (from a rental store). Just run it for 6 or more hours in a small room with the cushions. Ozone penetrates & removes odor without chemicals. An ozone machine can remove all odors from upholstery, fabric & rugs.
Before your do this you might first try using an odor neutralizer (like Febreze Vanilla. It has a very light scent) or put the cushions in the sun for a day, & keep flipping them over. The UV rays should help dissipate the bleach odor.
As one person already mentioned, if you expose your bleach "scented" cushions to fresh air and sunshine, turning them often, then try a bit of Febreze, you should be happy with the results.
do not mix febreeze on the bleach, that is what i did and ugh......i would use a carpet cleaner with water!
A whole gallon of bleach got spilled on my laundry room floor which is tile. I have been airing the room out and cleaning the floor going on 3 days and still the smell is there and the smell is going into my bedroom. Help, how can I get rid of the smell?
I washed my plastic persiennes with some stuff that has 5 percent chlorine bleach. Now I can smell it in the flat. Is there any way to neutralize that chlorine smell or do I have to wash the persiennes again?
By tomislav from Croatia
Often the smell of bleach will remain in your laundry even after the final wash and rinse. There are products such as Anti-Chlor that you can buy or give, vinegar, baking soda, and airing out a try.
If you have had to use bleach to get your mattress clean, the bleach smell may linger for a while until it dissipates. This is a page about removing bleach smell from a mattress.
This is a page about removing bleach odors from carpet. Whether it is the result of a spill or a cleaning effort, the odor of bleach in your carpet can be quite strong and unpleasant.
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