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How to Get Rid of Decomposing Smell

Decomposing smell may mean a lot of things. By the word decompose, it means rotten, spoiled or decay. It can also prefer to decaying meat, dead animal, food and many more. The bottom line to this is it smells so awful. Most often than not, it is quite a challenge when removing them.

Since decomposing smell can mean a lot of things, they can also be in different places. When it’s a dead rat, it can be a certain room. If it’s a decomposing meat, it can be leftovers that are in cars, refrigerators, or the kitchen. Here are some of examples and tips on how to get rid of them:

Decomposing dead animal

First thing that you have to do is to remove the dead body first. The longer it stays in the specific area, the more the smell would be stronger. After that, if the area is somewhere you can clean, clean it with water and soap. If you have antibacterial soap, that is more preferable. Afterwards, you will notice that the smell is still there. What you have to do is to leave a cup of distilled vinegar to the area. Let it sit there overnight. If the next day, the smell is still there, replace the distilled vinegar with a new one and repeat the process until the smell is almost gone. If that happens, you can now use air fresheners. The reason why you can’t use air fresheners right away is that they can just mask the smell for a while and after some time; the decomposing smell is still there.

Decomposing food/meat

The usual place for this kind of smell is inside your car or inside the fridge. As always, take the culprit out and clean it with water and soap to remove the remnants of the meats juices. Let it dry. Now dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in water until it turns into medium paste. Apply that to the area and leave it for an hour or two. Afterwards, rinse it thoroughly. The next thing that you have to do is to get lemon or orange peelings and let it sit inside for long as you want. Replace the peelings after 24 hours of for as often as you like. The acidity of the citrus peelings will absorb the awful smell and leaves the cool citrus smell instead. You can use charcoal in replacement for orange peeling but all it will do is to just absorb the awful smell.

Professional help

With most decomposing smells, the animal or the culprit of the smell could be within the floorboards or even the walls of the home.  If this is the case, the walls may have to be torn apart to remove the smell.  After this is done, the area will more than likely have to be spray with bleach to ensure that the smell is gone completely.  If you’re going to go this route, make sure that you use websites such as to help you find the lowest quotes in your area.

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