How to Eliminate Smell from Chemicals

Learn how to get remove just about any chemical smell found in homes & business from our informative guides written by odor removal professionals.

 
  • The Scent of Danger: 5 Dangerous Home Odors you Should be Able to Recognize

    Volatile Organic Compounds

    Homeowners and renters should be aware that certain odors signify potentially dangerous sources and situations. Certain harmful odors, such as radon and carbon monoxide, are odorless. If you're a longtime homeowner you should always be on the lookout for dangerous smells and if you're moving, one of the top things on your checklist should be checking potential spaces for these discernible smells. Here are five dangerous home odors that you should recognize. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) According to the Center    (more...)

     
  • What You Need to Know About HVAC Carbon Filters

    Every homeowner has stood in front of the wide selection of HVAC filters in home improvement stores wondering which one is best. The truth is, each type of filter has its own pros and cons. Learning more about the capabilities of each filter will help you make the right choice to keep your air smelling clean and your unit running efficiently. Types of Filters There are several different types of filters. The most commonly used ones are the thin, disposable fiberglass filters and the washable foam filters. These have a MERV    (more...)

     
  • Solving Drain and Sewer Problems: DIY Essentials

    For most people, dealing with drain and sewage issues is not their idea of a “fun” home-improvement project. But like anything else in the home – a squeaky door hinge, leaky roof, A.C. on the fritz, etc. – these issues are an occasional and unpleasant fact of life. In these instances the natural inclination of many is to simply hire a professional when any plumbing-related issue comes up. And there is one good reason not to do this: money. It’s no secret that plumbers are expensive and certain times the jobs people    (more...)

     
  • Clean Air Equals Clean, Longer Life

    The United States has made massive investments and efforts to improve our air. As all of this effort and money is being spent we have to wonder if the quality of air has a direct effect on a person's life expectancy. A study by Harvard says yes. It's no surprise that breathing clean air is not only easier on the lungs, but easier on the body as well. Inhaling pollutants is uncomfortable, unhealthy, and can increase your use of medications, something that can prove to be even more bothersome for people already on medica    (more...)

     
  • The Health Risks Posed by Air Fresheners

    Air fresheners are commonly used to mask unpleasant odors in the home and other environments. What is not known about these air fresheners, especially the scented ones, is that they contain chemicals that are hazardous to humans. A wide range of health problems have been reported after exposure to air fresheners. Birth Defects Many types of scented air fresheners contain chemicals know as phthalates. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, pregnant women who inhale these chemicals are at greater risk of giv    (more...)

     
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Challenges and Solutions

    Rid-Chemical-Smells

    What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? Multiple chemical sensitivity, also known as MCS, can best be described through a scenario. Let’s say that you get on the subway and sit next to someone that has a lovely smelling perfume or cologne on. Although it smells nice, it is also very strong and suddenly your eyes begin to water and you begin to sneeze uncontrollably. After getting off the subway, you pass a florist on the street that is spraying his flowers with pesticides. This also makes your eyes water and forces you t    (more...)

     
  • Children’s Health Effects from Chemical Exposures

    Rid-Nursery-Odor

    There are several chemicals found in children’s bedding, clothes, toys, and other everyday items that pose potential hazardous health effects. While most of these chemicals are regulated by the federal government, there are still health concerns related to even minimal exposure to these toxins. Difference between Child & Adult Exposure Physiological and Developmental Differences In utero to adolescence children experience periods of rapid growth. During periods of rapid growth developmental processes can easily be    (more...)

     
  • How to Remove Formaldehyde Odor & Reduce Exposure

    Rid-Formaldehyde-Odor

    Just what is formaldehyde and why is it so important that you remove the obnoxious odor from your home or office? First, it's an extremely important chemical that is used both in the manufacturing of building supplies and in several household products. As it's also found in combustion and some natural processes, you'll find it both outdoors and indoors. If you went looking for it you would also find it in pressed wood as the adhesives contain urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins. Most homes have a selection of pressed wood in    (more...)

     
  • The Connection Between Indoor Air Pollutants, Odors, and Asthma

    Rid-Chemical-Odor

    By Louise Baker The Responsibility of Cleaning Product Manufacturers The makers of house cleaning products are charged with two tasks - creating products that can offer a deep cleaning of the indoors that will help eliminate viruses, bacteria, allergens, odor, and dust, but also will deliver this strong cleaning power in a form that will not actually make the indoor environment more allergenic by adding chemicals and toxins to the air. If the cleaning products used inside release harmful chemicals into the air, these c    (more...)

     
  • How to Eliminate and Prevent Plumbing Odors

    Plumbing smells are among the worst smells to fill your nostrils. Odors can be caused from a variety of sources, including dirty bathrooms, clogged drains, and damaged plumbing lines. Recognizing these causes and identifying the problem is half the battle; once you know where your odor is coming from, you can take steps to eradicate it and prevent it from offending your olfactory senses in the future. Cleaning Solutions For most plumbing odors, the solutions are pretty simple. Dirty or stained sinks, tubs, and toilets ar    (more...)

     
  • Composting for Healthier & Smell-Free Gardens

    The exterior of your home looks beautiful with its fresh coat of paint or new siding, a carefully designed deck and its rear play area giving your home a well maintained and even a refined look. One area where your home may be struggling is with its garden beds, as nutrient-deprived growing areas may have difficulty bringing forth lush vegetation. You could go out and buy soil and supplements to rejuvenate your gardens or you could choose composting to make use of materials that you already have on hand. Please read on    (more...)

     
  • How to Get Rid of Ammonia Smell, Gas and Spill

    What is Ammonia? It is an inorganic substance that is naturally produced by nature, humans, and their activities. Humans and nature produce about the same amount of ammonia per year. Ammonia is made up of one nitrogen atom and three hydrogen atoms. The nitrogen component is very important for animal and plant survival. Ammonia is also produced by bacteria that reside in human intestines. It is most commonly found in the form of a colorless gas that has an obviously distinct ammonia odor which can be suffocating if you are    (more...)