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Mike Savad

2 Years Ago

On The Topic Of Spilled Oil

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.

any ideas? thanks


---Mike Savad

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Angelina Vick

2 Years Ago

Ugh...sorry...no. I hope someone has a good idea for you though.

 

Mark James Perry

2 Years Ago

detergent.................... lots of it. Then burn ten or twenty boxes of insense...............

 

Andee Photography

2 Years Ago

Did the delivery folks spill it or yourself? If they did contact them to get them

to do the cleanup they would know the best way to get rid of it I would think.

 

Heather Applegate

2 Years Ago

charcoal...

charcoal works like baking soda, so I'd give it a go. Just hang it in nylon, cheesecloth or in open boxes around the house

 

Joy McKenzie

2 Years Ago

Mike...check this site:

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh/air/fs/Oilspill.htm

...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 Savad

2 Years Ago

i think it was about 1-2 quarts that seeped slowly from the tank. but i think some got behind it, and i'm trying to figure out ways to make something to get back there.

i wonder where i can get cheap charcoal. i know aquariums and birds use it, but it's pricey at that size...


---Mike Savad

 

Andee Photography

2 Years Ago

Looks like the closed thread you mentioned there was a dup post and he

closed the dup one Mike....the other one is still open....

 

Janice Drew

2 Years Ago

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.

 

Joy McKenzie

2 Years Ago

Hi again Mike! I Googled Janice's idea, and there are many forms of Utility Wonder here...$10 a can too...

www.jesawyer.com/PDF Files/fallcleanup12.pdf

 

Delete Delete

2 Years Ago

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.

http://www.negativeiongenerators.com/roomionizers.html



 

Harold Shull

2 Years Ago

Hiya Mike,

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.

 

Mike Savad

2 Years Ago

how do you get the coffee smell out?


---Mike Savad

 

Nina Prommer

2 Years Ago

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

 

Harold Shull

2 Years Ago

Mike, since I'm a coffee lover, that smell wouldn't bother me nearly as much as the oil smell. But after the grounds were vacuumed up, the smell went away. Good luck my friend.

 

Daniel Rauch

2 Years Ago

saw dust will will help absorb the oil and smell, but it will have to be changed out occasionally

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

We've been told by a DEC representative, that Kitty Litter does the trick...So far $90 worth off the stuff, has been spread around my place with another $200 applied Sunday.

A good friend insists on using Bentonite clay....I checked the internet, found the product and read the directions..It said to take a teaspoon full twice a day on an empty stomach

If followed I suppose that will improve my disposition, but I can't see how much good it will do on the problem at hand.

 

Heather Applegate

2 Years Ago

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.

 

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