since roger closed his thread before it was even open. who knows a way to remove the smell from the house? our tank overflowed just a bit and we've used the clay the oil place gave us, baking soda, kitty litter, and just a general airing. is there a product that removes the smell? i've been airing it out daily and the scent has gone down, but it still hits you.
...you may need a professional to come in because the vapors make people ill and it could absorb into the basement floor, etc. They say more than a gallon of oil needs pro clean-up, just for health and environmental safety.
Mike, when my oil company delivered oil a couple years back, oil spilled on top of my tank. Long story short, they had to replace the pipe from the outside in. It wasn't long enough. Mind you, they just put in a new tank and furnace in November 2004. We were still charged for their mistake. They used a kitty litter to absorb the oil and a canned odor spray. My husband saves everything. It was labeled "Utility Wonder Odor Spray"...industrial use. My advice is to call your oil company and ask where you can purchase the products. Good luck.
Yummy :) Take a deeeep breath in, when you spray it :)
Try air sponges. You can get them in varying sizes and types. No chemicals in the air.
Something else to try is a "Negative Ion Generator". It creates the same effect as a waterfall, or the air after a rain storm. It sends out negative ions, into the air in your home, which latch on to the particles in the air causing the odor. The particles become too heavy, fall to the ground and are vacuumed, or wiped up.
Years ago we had a leak in our basement and the water got into our mindoor/outdoor carprting. It stunk yo high heaven and we tried every product to get rid of it. One day somebody told us to sprinkle used coffee grounds around the floor. Along with everything else, it worked. I don't think there is any one product that will do the trick, I think you will find that it's a combination of a few products that will do it.
if smell bugs you, cut apple peels, orange and lemon peels, add cinnamon and a couple cups of water and lightly boil it in a pan or casserole, this will create a delicious Christmas smell and you can repeat that daily until the oil stench is gone
Back when I was doing forensics we'd use cloves to try to override the smell of dead animals/humans... now I just associate cloves with dead stuff... but they're quite strong. Cloves stuck in an orange is pretty good.