fish stew on floor, now house smells!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2486 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@kiwichick15:  Lemon juice can work wonders. Like lemon juice squeezed from a real lemon. But if your kitchen floor is carpet it might not be good for the carpet, maybe it would discolor it, I’m not sure. I would test it on a piece of the floor you can’t see well first. Good luck!

Post # 4
4042 posts
Honey bee

@kiwichick15:  Bowls/cups of vinegar! Just set them in your kitchen and other rooms that smell. It sounds weird, but when our dog got skunked (and ran throughout our house), we did this and it helped absorb the smell. 

Post # 5
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@bmo88:  +1 

You can also soak the area in vinegar, let it sit for a little bit, then get the excess out to let it dry overnight. However, I’m thinking you’ll probably have to shampoo the carpet to really get all of the oils from the food out of it. 

Post # 6
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Lemon is the best thing for getting rid of fish odor however vinegar is another good shout. Always use cold water too otherwise you are cooking the odur into the fibres with warm or hot water which is more difficult to get rif of. 

Post # 7
3677 posts
Sugar bee

Something else you might try is setting a dish of coffee grounds out in the room. They are useful for absorbing odors.

Post # 8
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Equal parts vinegar and water. Pour it on the area, let soak in for a bit, and soak up excess. After use a solution of two cups water, a tablespoon dawn dish liquid, a few capfuls of peroxide and scrub that spot. Soak up excess. This actually removes even the toughest cat urine odors. It has to be dawn though. Other dish liquids do not remove grease well. You need to remove both the smell and the oil. If you can get rid of the oil the smell will go too. Hope this helps.

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