Rotten Meat Odor in Freezer?

Our freezer died while we were on our 14 day vacation. All the meat rotted and melted water as well as blood is everywhere. How would we know if the blood got into the insulation of the freezer? How do we get the horrible smell out of the house? Please help ASAP.


By John

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July 30, 20110 found this helpful
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I've had this happen when the power died also. Though I'd never get the house to smell nice again, let alone use the fridge. I did use multiple tips to get it back to good. First throw out all of the old meat etc. get it out of the house into the trash bins outside. Clean, clean clean. Use a bit of dish soap combined with cleanser (Pinesol, etc). Use hot soapy water. You will probably want to wash twice. Once to get the major mess, then repeat.

It'll still have odor after clean. Don't worry. You can use bowls of white vinegar around the house and within the fridge and freezer. Put new open boxes of baking soda in freezer and refrigerator to continue absorbing odors. You could also use bowls of kitty litter or charcoal for a few days (or at least hours) to absorb the odors. Good luck.

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April 5, 20220 found this helpful

I've tried everything to get rid of the smell. Not working. Once I close the lid, and open the next day it smells like nothing had been done.


Good deep freezer, but can't get rid of the smell.

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August 1, 20110 found this helpful

Charcoal works well if left in the freezer in a bowl for a while until the odor is gone. It shouldn't come back once it is gone!

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