Juen asked: How do I remove odors from Styrofoam burning in a wood stove? Can you please tell me what product could be used to get the horrible smell out of the house? We have had all the windows open for 24 hours, cleaned the carpet and the walls, but it still lingers. Will this go away over time, or is there something else I can do other than calling in a professional. Is this a danger to my husband and I to breathe it in?
Smoke odors in the house can be one of the most difficult to remove. The odors seep into every surface: the walls, floors, curtains, upholstery, etc. While the odor is not harmful like the actual smoke is, the smell can be nauseating. Removing the smell may take time, but there are several simple things that can be done to help speed the process along. See our guide How to Clean Smoke Damage for a variety of options. If those don’t work, consider calling in a professional. They have a variety of chemicals that can break down the residue so that it can be neutralized or removed.