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How to get skunk odor out of your house?

Asked by James White
Erin Easley
Erin EasleyStaffAnswered on 8-December-2022

Skunk odor can be a real problem in and around your home. It is strong and unpleasant, and can be hard to get rid of. Luckily, there are several methods you can use to get rid of skunk odor from your home, including using common household products.

The first step in getting rid of skunk odor is to identify the source. If you can find the spot where the skunk is sprayed, you can limit the area that you need to clean. If you can’t find the source, you will need to clean the entire area.

Once you have identified the source, you will need to ventilate the area. Open windows and turn on fans to help air out the area and disperse the odor.

Next, you can use household products to get rid of the skunk odor. White vinegar is a great option and can help to neutralize the smell. You can mix one part white vinegar with one part water and spray it onto the affected area.

Another option is to use a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Mix one quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with one-quarter cup of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid dish soap. This mixture can be used to clean the affected area.

You can also use a natural enzyme cleaner, which will help to break down the skunk odor molecules. Simply spray the cleaner onto the affected area and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse the area with water.

Finally, you can call a professional. If the odor is particularly strong or persistent, you may want to hire a professional to help get rid of the skunk odor in your home.


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