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A Fishy Smell in Your House and How to Get Rid of It

Written by Posted On Friday, 19 April 2019 03:47

A lot of us like fish, and there’s absolutely no problem with that. However, one thing that we can all agree on is the fact that fish smells are terrible; especially when they’ve pervaded your house and you just can’t seem to do anything about them.  

So, if you’ve ever find yourself in such a situation and you will like a lasting solution, you’ve come to the right place.

Look through below for some easy, lasting solutions for dealing with the pungent fish smell in your home.

Open the Doors and Windows

If the weather won’t punish you for it, you can open the doors and windows and let the sell escape, to be replaced by fresh air. Even if the weather is extreme (whether it’s incredibly hot or raining heavily), a little crack in your windows will let fresh air circulate better than if you choose to close all your windows tightly.

When it comes to this option, you’ll find that the sooner you are able to open the windows, the better or you. It is better for you to open them before you even start cooking, and you can leave them open when you’re done cooking for as long as possible.

Turn Your Fans On

If you’ve got a fan (or fans, as the case may be) in your home, then you can have them turned on before, during, and after you’re done with cooking. Doing this will help ensure that air is circulate more quickly and thoroughly.

Again, just as it is with opening your windows and doors, you’ll find that the earlier you get this done, the better for you.

What’s the Source of the Smell?

A lot of people tend to eat fish and leave the leftovers hanging around. With these around your home, there is undoubtedly going to be some fishy smell. So, as soon as you’re done with your meal, gather all leftovers, wrap them tightly, and put them in the refrigerator. Also, ash your dishes and take out any fish-based trash.

By getting the source of the odor cleaned and out of our home, you will see to it that the smell of your home is devoid of any fish-related elements.

Also, don’t forget to wipe down kitchen surfaces with a quality soap or vinegar juice to neutralize all traces of fish odor. You can check out A Proud Home for some high-quality cleaning products.

Light a Candle

Scented candles can actually doo a very god job of masking any fishy smell. One candle can emanate a lot of fragrance, and the best scented candles are also able to last you over a long period.

Some scented candles also have a perfume-like smell, as opposed to just incorporating a single note or the smell of a food flavor. Fish smells can easily be combated with peppermint and lemon flavors, so you can take note of that.

For the best results, make sure that you light the scented candle before you start cooking. Then, let it burn even after your cooking and cleanup process.

Get a Pot of a Smell Killer

Again, this is a method that you can make use of as soon as you’re done with cooking. However, note that the effectiveness of the process will depend on how early you can get a pot simmering on the stove.  

If your oven or microwave has taken in the fishy smell, then put a steaming bowl of any of the following substances in it and let the bowl sit there for hours.

The smell killers include:

Lemon (and any other citrus): Get several lemons and cut them up. Place the pieces of lemon in a water pan and put everything on a stove to simmer. However, if your fish recipe will need some lemon or lemon juice, then you can get the used up lemon rinds to act as the smell killer. If you’ve consumed a grapefruit or an orange that day, put the peel in the simmering pot as well.

Vinegar: Get a little pa of vinegar on the stove. Warm the whole thing, and let it simmer

Spices and cinnamon: Boil a pot of water and a few sticks of cinnamon (or any other spice that smells lovely).

Listing Additional Info

  • State: Louisiana
  • Address: 1163 Braxton Street,
  • City: GRAMERCY
  • Zipcode: 70052
  • SOLD: no
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